Historical and descriptive account of British India, from the most remote period to the present time, Volume 2

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Page 9 - Historical and Descriptive Account of British India. From the most Remote Period to the Present Time. Including a Narrative of the Early Portuguese and English Voyages, the Revolutions in the Mogul Empire, and the Origin, Progress, and Establishment of the British Power; with Illustrations of the Botany, Zoology, Climate, Geology, and Mineralogy.
Page 213 - Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress towards his holy seat.
Page 245 - Mahomedans, who are intermixed with them, but generally live in separate communities; the former are gentle, benevolent, more susceptible of gratitude for kindness shewn to them, than provoked to vengeance by wrongs inflicted, and as exempt from the worst propensities of human passion as any people on the face of the earth...
Page 285 - By this bill a board of control was erected, consisting of six members of the privy council, who were "to check, superintend and control all acts, operations and concerns which in anywise relate to the civil or military government or revenues of the territories and possessions of the East India company.
Page 159 - If there was any thing wrong, it was in giving battle ; but in the conduct of the action every thing was right. General Wellesley gave every part of his army its full share ; left no part of it unemployed; but supported, sometimes with cavalry, sometimes with infantry, every point that was pressed at the very moment that it was most necessary.
Page 18 - ... 146 in number, were compelled to enter; and on their venturing to remonstrate, the commander ordered every one who should hesitate to be instantly cut down. Thus were they forcibly thrust into this fearful dungeon, into which the whole number could with difficulty be squeezed ; and the door was then fast barred from without. Their first impression, on finding themselves thus immured, was the utter impossibility of surviving one night, and the necessity of extricating themselves at whatever cost....
Page 45 - Retiring to the city of Mysore, only nine miles distant from the capital, he recruited his forces with the utmost diligence. A demand was hereupon made that he should discharge his troops, remove to a greater distance, and be content with a fixed allowance for his private expenses. He indignantly wrote in answer to Hyder : — " I have made you what you are, and now you refuse me a place in which to hide my head. Do what you please, or what you can. I move not from Mysore.
Page 213 - ... have a distinct perception of objects enlightened by the sun, thus our souls acquire certain knowledge, by meditating on the light of truth which emanates from the Being of beings ; that is the light by which alone our minds can be directed in the path to beatitude. Without hand or foot, he runs rapidly and grasps firmly ; without eyes, he sees ; without ears, he hears all ; he knows whatever can be known, but there is none who knows him : Him the wise call, the great, supreme, pervading spirit...
Page 116 - at our last stage, what is your determination ? "
Page 233 - The pile flamed like a volcano ; the faithful queens laved their bodies in the flames, as do the celestials in the lake of Mansv/rwar.\ They sacrificed their bodies to their lord, and illustrated the races whence they sprung. The gods above exclaimed, ' Dhun Dhunž Ajit ! who maintained the faith, and overwhelmed the Asuras.

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