The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources, Volume 9

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London Printing and Publishing Company, 1850 - Dummies (Bookselling)
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Page 54 - God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting or prayer: whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven: at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.
Page 86 - China plate, and having broken the pod of musk, distributed it among all the principal persons, saying, " this is all the present I can afford to make you on the birth of my son, whose fame will I trust be one day expanded all over the world, as the perfume of the musk now fills this apartment.
Page 107 - Khan, who sent to Akber only a very small portion of the spoil, and then went into rebellion, but was afterwards compelled to sue for pardon. The whole transaction was aggression, Q evinced little inclination, and proceeded to Guzerat, where, while preparing for embarkation, he was assassinated (AD 1561), by an Afghan, whose father he had killed in battle during the reign of Humayun. Akber, now left to his own resources, soon found that other officers were likely to prove less overbearing perhaps...
Page 147 - ... pliancy, and humility with his boldness, firmness, and ambition ; his power of inspiring enthusiasm while he showed the coolest attention to his own interests ; the dash of a partizan adventurer, with the order and economy of a statesman ; and, lastly, the wisdom of his plans which raised the despised Hindoos to sovereignty, and brought about their own accomplishment, when the hand that had framed them was low in the dust.
Page 158 - ... Khan in 1717. Chout and surdeshmooki being thus made legal claims, Balajee demanded, on account of the former, one-fourth of the standard assessment fixed by Todar Mul and Malek Amber ; but, as of this only a small portion could now be realised from the exhausted country, the best that could be done was to secure at least 25 per cent, of the actual receipts. The latter claim, styled the rajah's wutun, or inheritance, it suited both the foreign and domestic policy of the Mahrattas to keep undefined;...
Page 165 - Persians were advancing to the southward. Bajee Rao, undismayed, prepared to meet them, declaring, that domestic quarrels and the war with the Portuguese were to him as nought — there was now but one enemy in Hindoostan. " Hindoos and Mussulmans," he said, " the whole power of the Deccan must assemble ; and I shall spread our Mahrattas from the Nerbudda to the Chumbul.
Page 1 - An Act for effecting an arrangement with the East India " Company, and for the better government of his Majesty's Indian territories, " till the thirtieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four...
Page 47 - Rajwarra have more than once been checked by a very just remark : " when our princes were in exile, driven from hold to hold, and compelled to dwell in the clefts of the mountains, often doubtful whether they would not be forced to abandon the very meal preparing for them, was that a time to think of historical records...
Page 95 - Hindoo prince, and of the depraved taste of the times, when we see a sculptured representation of Ramraj's head, at the present day, serving as the opening of one of the sewers of the citadel of Beejapoor, and we know that the real head, annually covered with oil and red pigment, has been exhibited to the pious Mahomedans of Ahmudnuggur, on the anniversary of the battle, for the last two hundred and fifty years, by the descendants of the executioner, in whose hands it has remained till the present...
Page 109 - ... away, each ending with a diminution of his means and an increase to his misfortunes. His family was his chief source of anxiety : he dreaded their captivity, an apprehension often on the point of being realized. On one occasion they were saved by the faithful Bhils of Cavah, who carried them in wicker baskets and concealed them in the tin mines of Jawura, where they guarded and fed them.

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