Fifteen Years in India; Or, Sketches of a Soldier's Life: Being an Attempt to Describe Persons and Things in Various Parts of Hindostan. From the Journal of an Officer in His Majesty's Service

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823 - India - 540 pages
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Page 216 - It is proper for a woman, after her husband's death to burn herself in the fire with his corpse...
Page 354 - ... now in heaven, conducted the affairs of this empire in equity and firm security for the space of fifty-two years, preserving every tribe of men in ease and happiness; whether they were followers of Jesus, or of Moses, of David, or...
Page 354 - If your Majesty places any faith in those books, by distinction called divine, you will there be instructed that God is the God of all mankind, not the God of Mahometans alone.
Page 200 - another distressing scene this morning at the Place of " Skulls; — a poor woman lying dead, or nearly dead, and " her two children by her, looking at the dogs and vultures " which were near. The people passed by without notic" ing the children. I asked them where was their home. *' They said, ' they had no home but where their mother
Page 354 - Akbar, whose throne is now in heaven, conducted the affairs of this empire in equity and firm security for the space of fifty -two years, preserving every tribe of men in ease and happiness...
Page 113 - Place me where never summer breeze Unbinds the glebe, or warms the trees ; Where ever lowering clouds appear, And angry Jove deforms th' inclement year. " ' Place me beneath the burning ray, Where rolls the rapid car of day ; Love and the nymph shall charm my toils, The nymph who sweetly speaks, and sweetly smiles.
Page 355 - Distinctions of colours are of his ordination. It is he who gives existence* In your temples, to his name, the voice is raised in prayer; in a house of images where the bell is shaken, still he is the object of adoration. To vilify the religion and customs of other men, is to set at naught the pleasure of the Almighty.
Page 487 - The medical officers also led the sepoys to charges with the Bayonet, the nature of the contest not admitting of their attending to their professional duties, and in such a struggle the presence of a single European was of the utmost consequence and seemed to inspire the native soldiers with their usual confidence of success.
Page 240 - ... your knowledge that all of God's creation,, even the mighty emperors of Hindostan, besides all others the conductors of the affairs of this world, have preserved friendship with this court, and never acted in this respect unreasonably.

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