The History of the British Empire in India, Volume 4

W. H. Allen, 1843

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Page 428 - Behind the bush the bowmen hide, The horse beneath the tree ; Where shall I find a knight will ride The jungle paths with me ? There are five and fifty coursers there, And four and fifty men ; When the fifty-fifth...
Page 459 - If (which God forbid !) the British government and the maharajah shall be compelled to wage war with any other state, on account of such state attacking either of the contracting parties, or aiding or protecting the Pindarries, or other freebooters, the British government, having at heart the welfare of Dowlut Row Scindia, will, in the event of success, and of his highness's zealous performance of his engagements, make the most liberal arrangements for the consolidation and increase of his territories.
Page 458 - The main object of the contracting parties being to prevent for ever the revival of the predatory system in any form, and both Governments being satisfied, that to accomplish this wise and just end, it may be necessary for the British Government to form engagements of friendship and alliance with the several States of...
Page 188 - Corselis was in the centre, and the whole of the works were defended by a numerous and well-organized artillery. The season was far advanced and the heat violent ; and these reasons, combined with the insufficient number of the British troops, determined the general to decline attempting the reduction of the position by regular approaches, and to endeavour to carry the works by assault.
Page 478 - Enemy's cavalry, which they routed and pursued as long as there was a chance of doing them any mischief. A few of the Enemy's guns, which had been charged by the cavalry, but which had re-opened their fire, upon the latter advancing in pursuit of that of the Enemy, were charged and carried again in a very spirited manner by five companies from the reserve under Lieut.-col.
Page 574 - Marathas made a sally upon one of the British posts which was considerably advanced, but were soon repulsed. In the course of the same night a battery of eight heavy guns was completed. On the 20th at daybreak, its fire opened, and by the evening had effected a formidable breach in the lower fort, besides inflicting serious injury on some of the upper works. On that evening the Marathas made another sally into the town and gained the main street.
Page 584 - Ochterlony," said the governorgeneral, " you have obliterated a distinction painful for the officers of the Honourable Company, and you have opened the doors for your brothers in arms to a reward, which their recent display of exalted spirit and invincible intrepidity prove could not be more deservedly extended to the officers of any army on earth...
Page 227 - Although we have so long been in possession of the sovereignty of Bengal, and have provided our investments, not as the returns of commerce, but as the means of remitting the surplus of the revenues of the country ; yet we have not been able so far to change our ideas with our situation, as to quit the contracted views of monopolists for objects tending to promote the prosperity of those territories, from which we derive so valuable a tribute.
Page 8 - I deem it proper to apprise your lordship that, as a mere point of honour, I am disposed to compromise, or even to abandon that demand, if it should ultimately prove to be the only obstacle to a satisfactory adjustment...
Page 33 - Even the probability of Scindia's ultimate success would not, in my opinion, constitute a sufficient objection to the proposed arrangement ; being satisfied of the expediency even of admitting into the territories in question the power of Dowlut Rao Scindia, rather than that we should preserve any control over or connection with them...

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