The Calcutta Review, Volume 11

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University of Calcutta, 1849 - India

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Page v - For instance, (said he), the fable of the little fishes, who saw birds fly over their heads, and envying them, petitioned Jupiter to be changed into birds. The skill (continued he,) consists in making them talk like little fishes.
Page 528 - ... according to the deeds done in the body, whether they have been good, or whether they have been evil.
Page 383 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made ;w But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 140 - 1 mio dire Nel vero farsi come centro in tondo. Ciņ che non more e ciņ che puņ morire Non č se non splendor di quella idea Che partorisce, amando, il nostro Sire: Che quella viva...
Page 554 - ... he must be judged with reference to the morality of his age and race, and to the necessities of his own position. If these allowances be made, Gulab Singh will be found an able and...
Page 548 - Singh was not to compromise themselves with the English by destroying an isolated division, but to get their own troops dispersed by the converging forces of their opponents. Their desire was to be upheld as the ministers of a dependent Kingdom by grateful conquerors...
Page 553 - ... fair-haired English pressed thickest together. Along the stronger half of the battlements, and for the period of half an hour, the conflict raged sublime in all its terrors. The parapets were sprinkled with blood from end to end ; the trenches were filled with the dead and the dying. Amid the deafening roar of cannon, and the multitudinous fire of musketry, the shouts of triumph or of scorn were yet heard, and the flashing of innumerable swords was yet visible ; or from time to time exploding...
Page 260 - Or moss-crown'd fountains mitigate the day, In vain ye hope the green delights to know Which plains more blest, or verdant vales, bestow : Here rocks alone, and tasteless sands, are found ; And faint and sickly winds for ever howl around. " Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day,
Page 467 - ... to attain so noble an object. He therefore now calls upon the brigadiers to assemble the commanding officers under their orders, and determine on the least quantity of baggage and the smallest number of camp followers with which their regiments can advance.
Page 178 - On the 25th the sap had reached the crest of the glacis, where a six-pounder battery was established and two mortars were brought into it. On that night the Engineer commenced his mine, which was completed on the 29th. The day of the 30th was employed in battering, and in the evening the breaches assumed a very respectable appearance.

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