Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to the General Peace of 1801, Volum 12

Isaac Collins and sons, 1804

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Pàgina 142 - Princes were dressed in long white muslin gowns, and red turbans. They had several rows of large pearls round their necks, from which was suspended an ornament consisting of a ruby and an emerald of considerable size, surrounded by large brilliants; and in their turbans, each had a sprig of rich pearls. Bred up from their infancy with infinite care, and instructed in their manners to imitate the reserve and politeness of age, it astonished all present to see the correctness and propriety of their...
Pàgina 96 - Elizabeth under the name of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies.
Pàgina 149 - At one o'clock the troops moved from the trenches, crossed the rocky bed of the Cavery under an extremely heavy fire, passed the glacis and ditch, and ascended the breaches in the fausse braye and rampart of the fort, surmounting in the most gallant manner every obstacle which the difficulty of the passage and the resistance of the enemy presented to oppose their progress.
Pàgina 31 - Royal Comment. book ii. ch. xiv. " The accounts of twenty-two centuries ago represent the Indians as a people who stood very high in point of civilization : but to judge from their ancient monuments, they had not carried the imitative arts to any thing like the degree of perfection attained by the Greeks and Romans ; or even by the Egyptians. Both the Hindoos and the Chinese appear to have carried the arts just to the point requisite for useful purposes ; but never to have approached the summit of...
Pàgina 49 - ... any other country in Europe. The revenues of the republic, as well as the wealth amassed by individuals, exceeded whatever was elsewhere known. In the magnificence of their houses...
Pàgina 149 - Dunlop : the latter was disabled in the breach, but both corps, although strongly opposed, were completely successful. Resistance continued to be made from the palace of Tippoo, for some time after all firing had ceased from the works.
Pàgina 121 - Pondicherry, a provisional treaty and truce were concluded, on condition that neither of the two companies should for the future interfere in any difference that might arise between the princes of the country.
Pàgina 148 - April, had on the evening of the 3rd instant so much destroyed the walls against which it was directed, that the arrangement was then made for assaulting the place on the following day, when the breach was reported practicable. The troops intended to be employed were stationed in the trenches early in the morning of the 4th, that no extraordinary movement might lead the enemy to expect the assault, which I had determined to make in the heat of the day, as the time best calculated to ensure success,...
Pàgina 140 - The English, equally incapable of offering an insult as of submitting to one, have always looked upon war as declared from the moment that you attacked their ally the king of Travancore. God does not always give the battle to the strong, nor the race to the swift ; but generally success to those whose cause is just. On that we depend.

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