History of British India. With continuation

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T, Nelson and Sons, 1853 - India - 748 pages

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Page 179 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade; 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade; 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 100 - Lord of the Navigation, Conquest, and Commerce of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and India." To make good such high pretensions an armament was fitted out, much larger than had yet been sent into the Eastern Seas. The main fleet, amounting to fifteen sail, was ordered to support the factories of Cochin and...
Page 692 - The country is a dead flat, covered at short intervals with a low, but in some places thick jhow jungle, and dotted with sandy hillocks. The enemy screened their infantry and artillery behind this jungle and such undulations as the ground afforded; and, whilst our twelve battalions formed from...
Page 474 - ... gloomy dungeons of that fortress which he was now about to enter as a conqueror. The troops, in silent and awful expectation, awaited the decisive moment. A few minutes before one o'clock, Baird sent orders to the several regiments, desiring every man to be ready at an instant's notice.
Page 664 - Majesty's 22d regiment, gallantly led by Major Poole, who commanded the brigade, and Captain George, who commanded the corps, attacked the nullah on the left with great gallantry, and, I regret to add, with considerable loss. This brave battalion marched up to the nullah under a heavy fire of matchlocks, without returning a shot till within forty paces of the intrenchment, and then stormed it like British soldiers.
Page 701 - Shekawattee infantry in like manner to the rear of my left ; the cavalry in direct echellon on, and well to the rear of, both flanks of the infantry. The artillery massed on the right, and centre, and left. After deployment I observed the enemy's left to outflank me, I therefore broke into open...
Page 661 - The Governor-general cannot forgive a treacherous attack upon a representative of the British Government, nor can he forgive hostile aggression prepared by those who were in the act of signing a treaty. It will be the first object of the Governorgeneral to use the power victory has placed in his hands in the manner most conducive to the freedom of trade, and to the prosperity of the people of Scinde, so long misgoverned.
Page 696 - On that memorable night the English were hardly masters of the ground on which they stood ; they had no reserve at hand, while the enemy had fallen back upon a second army, and could renew the fight with increased numbers.
Page 736 - The government of India formerly declared that it desired no further conquest, and it proved by its acts the sincerity of its professions. The government of India has no desire for conquest now ; but it is bound, in its duty, to provide fully for its own security, and to guard the interests of those committed to its charge.

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