The Asiatic Annual Register, Or, A View of the History of Hindustan, and of the Politics, Commerce and Literature of Asia, Volume 9

Lawrence Dundas Campbell, E. Samuel
J. Debrett, 1809
Includes: A history of British India, monthly chronicles of Asian events, accounts, travel literature, general essays, reviews of books on Asia, political analyses, poetry, and letters from readers.

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Page 50 - ... ships, vessels and goods, that are or shall be taken, and to hear and determine the same ; and according to the course of Admiralty, and the law of nations, to adjudge and condemn all such...
Page 12 - It has been my fate in this place to be obliged to justify the lenity, rather than the severity, of the penalties inflicted here. I think it is likely to continue so.
Page 148 - But he finds it difficult to do justice to the merits of our Native soldiers, who have encountered every danger with the most exemplary valour ; who have submitted to every hardship and privation with the utmost fortitude and perseverance; and who, to promote the cause in which they were engaged, have on many occasions made a ready and cheerful sacrifice of every habit and prejudice which they had been taught to regard as dear and inviolable.
Page 96 - Nor would we confine this collection to Persian and Arabian manuscripts. The Sanscrit writings, from the long subjection of the Hindoos to a foreign Government, from the discouragements their literature in consequence experienced, and from the ravages of time, must have suffered greatly ; we should be glad, therefore, that copies of all the valuable books which remain in that language, or in any ancient dialects of the Hindoos might, through the industry of individuals, at length, be placed in safety...
Page 99 - And whereas to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour and the policy of this nation...
Page 157 - Shall chains confine you, though they blaze with gold? Go; to your vase the gather'd main convey: What were your stores? The pittance of a day! New plans for wealth your fancies would invent; Yet shells, to nourish pearls, must lie content. The man, whose robe love's purple arrows rend Bids av'rice rest, and toils tumultuous end.
Page 13 - I was employed,' he added, addressing himself to the culprits, ' in considering the mildest judgment which public duty would allow me to pronounce on you, when I learned from undoubted authority that your thoughts towards me were not of the same nature. I was credibly, or rather certainly informed, that you had admitted into your minds the desperate project of destroying your own lives at the bar where you stand, and of signalizing your suicide by the previous destruction of at least one of your...
Page 7 - For this purpose you will require his Excellency to make a cession to the Company in perpetual sovereignty of such a portion of his territories . as shall be fully adequate, in their present impoverished condition, to defray those indispensable charges.
Page 147 - Lord Lake having taken his departure from Fort William for the purpose of returning to Europe, feels himself now called upon to perform the last act of public duty in his situation of Commanderin-Chief in India, by recording his final testimony of the character and conduct of the army of India, and of all the officers and soldiers who have served under his command. •.>•'/ .• •••>'••» ' . " In attempting the discharge of that duty, his Lordship feels it difficult either to do justice...
Page 5 - If," said he, in a letter to the resident, onethis founds dated 22d of January, 1801, " the alarming crisis be now approaching, in which his Excellency can no longer fulfil his public engagements to the Company, this calamity must be imputed principally to his neglect of my repeated advice and meat of Oude.

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