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 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 188 - Gillespie attacked it with spirit and judgment ; and after an obstinate resistance, carried it at the point of the bayonet, completely routed their force, and took their guns. A strong column from their works advanced to their support, but our line being arrived, they were...
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.

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