A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Godavery District in the Presidency of Madras

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Trübner, 1878 - East Godavāri (India) - 390 pages
 

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Page 175 - Queen, a lady of much discretion, who for the great love she bore him never would marry another husband. And I can assure you that during all that space of forty years she had administered her realm as well as ever her husband did, or better; and as she was a lover of justice, of equity, and of peace, she was more beloved by those of her kingdom than ever was Lady or Lord of theirs before.
Page 239 - Jung will oblige the French troops which are in his country to pass the river Ganges within fifteen days ; or send them to Pondicherry, or to any other place out of the Deccan country, on the other side of the river Kistna ; in future he will not suffer them to have a settlement in this country, on any account whatsoever, nor keep them in his service, nor assist them, nor call them to his assistance.
Page 175 - In this kingdom also are made the best and most delicate buckrams, and those of highest price ; in sooth they look like tissue of spider's web ! There is no King nor Queen in the world but might be glad to wear them.
Page iii - MORRIS. — A DESCRIPTIVE AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE GODAVERY DISTRICT, IN THE PRESIDENCY OF MADRAS. By Henry Morris, formerly of the Madras Civil Service, author of " A History of India, for use in Schools,
Page 136 - There is nothing that the people more thoroughly appreciate, after peace, than public works, and especially those that furnish them with water. And I cannot but trust that this is only the beginning of a series of works worthy of our nation, our knowledge, our religion, and the extraordinary power God has been pleased to put into our hands. I say our religion, because I am sure it ought to lead us to do our utmost in every way to care for those who are thus committed to us.
Page 286 - The system which has already been adopted there renders the speedy introduction of any great or general improvement quite impracticable ; but much may be done, in time, by pursuing steadily measures calculated to give the Government more weight in the country, and more direct intercourse with and control over the people. No Zemindari once forfeited for rebellion should ever be restored, whatever temporary evil the retention of it might occasion. All estates falling in should invariably be kept and...
Page 84 - Taluks which are the most open to influences from the sea have the least fever, while those parts of the District which are exposed most to the winds which have blown across unhealthy jungles have had the highest ratios of fever prevalence and mortality. The results of five years' registration demonstrate in a very clear manner that the intensity of fever in any Taluk has no relation to the extent of irrigation of the land, but is solely due to its geographical position and its ex< posure to malarious...
Page 175 - This was formerly under the rule of a King, and since his death, some forty years past, it has been under his Queen, a lady of much discretion, who for the great love she bore him never would marry another husband. And I can assure you that during all that space of forty years she had administered her realm as well as ever her husband did, or better...
Page 328 - Its population has more than doubled ; the universal prosperity of its inhabitants is proved by their being better fed, better clothed, and better educated than formerly, its commerce has flourished, and its trade has developed in a marvellous degree ; and it may confidently be asserted that it is in as peaceful, happy, and prosperous a condition as any part of Her Majesty's dominions.
Page 203 - to the church and congregation at Concord " ; and to his nephew, " the Rt. Hon. Oliver St. John, Lord Embassador extraordinary from the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England to the High and Mighty Lords, the States General of the United Provinces in the Netherlands ; and Lord Chief Justice at the Common Pleas.

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