The Government of India

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J. Murray, 1833 - 540 pàgines
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Pàgina 124 - Canada for the time being and all other persons whom it may concern are to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
Pàgina 151 - But there are many causes which operate to make a period like this, one of short duration ; and the change to a colder system of policy, and the introduction of our laws and regulations into countries immediately dependent upon us, naturally excite agitation and alarm. It is the hour in which men awake from a dream. Disgust and discontent succeed to terror and admiration ; and the princes, the chiefs, and all who had enjoyed rank or influence, see nothing but a system dooming them to immediate decline...
Pàgina 182 - An army so constituted, and formed of men of such tempers, may appear very susceptible of being corrupted, and made instrumental to the destruction of that power which it is employed to protect ; but of this there is no danger, unless in the improbable case of our becoming too presumptuous in what we may deem our intrinsic strength, confiding too exclusively in our European troops, and undervaluing our native army. From the day of that fatal error (should we ever commit it), we may date the downfall...
Pàgina 190 - The distinguished commandert of that gallant regiment had, from the day of its arrival in India, laboured to establish the ties of mutual and cordial regard between the European and native soldiers. His success was complete — his own fame, while he remained in India, was promoted by their combined efforts — and the friendship which he established and which had continued for many years, was, after his departure, consummated upon the plains of Assaye. At the most critical moment of a battle which...
Pàgina 147 - I am decidedly of opinion, that the tranquillity, not to say the security, of our vast oriental possessions, is involved in the preservation of the native principalities which are dependent upon us for protection...
Pàgina 201 - It is probably owing to the peculiar composition, and to the local situation of the territories in which they are employed, that the sepoys of Bombay have at all periods been found ready to embark on foreign service. They are, in fact, familiar to the sea, and only a small proportion of them are incommoded in a voyage by those privations to which others are subject from prejudices of caste. But this is only one of the merits of the Bombay native soldier: he is patient, faithful and brave, and attached...
Pàgina 208 - I am writing, and that acting with British troops, and led by British officers, they would advance with almost as assured a confidence of victory against a line of well-disciplined Europeans as against a rabble of their own untrained countrymen. They might fail ; but they are too bold...
Pàgina 196 - Driven to the sea-shore, attacked by an enemy exulting in recent success,* confident in his numbers, and strong in the terror of his name ; every circumstance combined that could dishearten the small body of men on whom the fate of the war depended : not a heart shrunk from the trial. Of the European troops it is of course superfluous to speak ; but all the native battalions appear, from every account of the action, to have been entitled to equal praise on this memorable occasion ; and it is difficult...
Pàgina 203 - Hull) of a battalion on the Bombay establishment was proceeding along the banks of a ravine, with eight or ten men of his corps, to search for some lions, which had been seen near the cantonment of Kaira, in Guzerat, a royal tiger suddenly sprang upon him. The ground gave way, and the tiger and Major Hull rolled together to the bottom of the ravine. Though this fall prevented the latter from being killed by the first assault, still his fate seemed certain ; and those who know from having witnessed...
Pàgina 134 - ... in the degree in which he employs the natives in official situations, and the countenance and familiarity which he extends to all the natives of rank who approach him, he seems to have reduced to practice, almost all the reforms which had struck me as most required in the system of government pursued in those provinces of our Eastern Empire which I had previously visited.

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