The History of the British Empire in India, المجلد 5

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W.H. Allen, 1843
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الصفحة 73 - As if this scene of death had not sufficed, fresh horrors were added to it by the sanguinary leaders of these unhappy men. Several gibbets were found erected about the stockades, each bearing the mouldering remains of three or four crucified victims, thus cruelly put to death — for perhaps no greater crime than that of wandering from their post in search of food, or, at the very worst, for having followed the example of their chiefs in flying from the enemy.
الصفحة 103 - If an Englishman desire to transmit a letter to any person in a Siamese or other country, such person only and no other shall open and look into the letter. If a Siamese desire to transmit a letter to any person in an English or other country, such person only and no other shall open and look into the letter.
الصفحة 375 - In the letter which was addressed to the Government, and which had the concurrence of Mr. Canning, as President of the Board, it was observed. " We are so much aware of the difficulty of divesting a friendly communication to a weaker power of the character of authority, and are so apprehensive that the consequence of pressing upon the Vizir the consideration of those claims might bring upon him others from various quarters ; that we direct you to rest contented with the attempt you have already made,...
الصفحة 43 - By a distant observer, the hills, covered with mounds of earth, would have been taken for anything- rather than the, approaches of an attacking army ; but to us who had watched the whole strange proceeding, it seemed the work of magic or enchantment...
الصفحة 74 - We appeared to traverse a vast wilderness from which mankind had fled ; and our little camp of two thousand men seemed but a speck in the desolate and dreary waste that surrounded it, calling forth, at times, an irksome feeling which could be with difficulty repressed, at the situation of a handful of men in the heart of an extensive empire, pushing boldly forward to the capital, still three hundred miles distant; in defiance of an enemy whose force still outnumbered ours in a tenfold ratio, and...
الصفحة 92 - The English are the inhabitants of a small and remote island. What business have they to come in ships from so great a distance, to dethrone kings, and take possession of countries they have no right to ? They contrive to conquer and govern the black foreigners, the people of castes, who have puny frames, and no courage.
الصفحة 44 - The fire-rafts were, upon examination, found to be ingeniously contrived, and formidably constructed, made wholly of bamboos, firmly wrought together, between every two or three rows of which a line of earthern jars, of considerable size, filled with petroleum, or earth-oil and cotton, were secured ; other inflammable ingredients were also distributed in different parts of the raft, and the almost unextinguishable fierceness of the flames proceeding from them can scarcely be imagined.
الصفحة 94 - Balu, that, according to Burman notions, feed on human flesh. They have compared the rapidity of their movements to a whirlwind. The skill of the Europeans in the use of artillery, and especially in that of rockets and shells, astonishes them, and is incomprehensible to them.
الصفحة 43 - ... that in the course of a couple of hours their line had wholly disappeared, and could only be traced by a parapet of new earth, gradually increasing in height, and assuming such forms as the skill and science of the engineer suggested.
الصفحة 148 - Bhurtpore, if effected in a glorious manner, would do us more honour throughout India, by the removal of the hitherto unfaded impressions caused by our former failure, than any other event that can be conceived.

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