The rise of our Indian empire, the history of British India, extr. from Lord Mahon's History of England

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الصفحة 60 - fight them immediately. I will send you the Order of
الصفحة 103 - Wedderburn, it was unanimously added to the resolutions carried, " that Robert, Lord Clive, did at the same time render great and meritorious services to his country.
الصفحة 149 - Whilst the authors of all these evils were idly and stupidly gazing on this menacing meteor, which blackened all their horizon, it suddenly burst, and poured down the whole of its contents upon the plains of the Carnatic.
الصفحة 105 - But four years afterwards he was again sent forth as second in the Council of Madras; and early in 1772 he proceeded to a far higher, and, as it proved, more lasting post, as first in the Council of Bengal. Spare in form and shrunk in features, with a mild voice and with gentle manners, Warren Hastings might seem to a casual observer as wanting in manly firmness. It is remarkable that, on his appointment as Governor of Bengal, Lord Clive deemed it right to warn him against this, as he imagined, the...
الصفحة 150 - succeeded in the plans which it had formed, or to pro" tect and save them if they failed Perhaps the " war with Hyder may be, in like manner, called my " war. " * On the 25th the council met. The Governor-General proposed, that a treaty not merely of peace but of alliance should be tendered to the Mahrattas, yielding the main points at issue in the...
الصفحة 61 - ... and to instruct his friend Mr. Orme, the historian, to send him " two hundred shirts, the best and finest you can get " for love or money ; some of the ruffles worked with a " border either in squares or points, and the rest plain.
الصفحة 47 - The daring in war," — a well-earned title, by which Clive is to this day known among the natives of India. " These " disturbers of my country," writes his Highness, " the Admiral and Sabut Jung, — whom may ill " fortune attend ! — without any reason whatever " are warring against the governor of Chander
الصفحة 106 - ... and there, one bright summer's day, when I was scarcely seven years old, I well remember that I first formed the determination to purchase back Daylesford. I was then...
الصفحة 26 - enjoyed one happy day since I left my native " country. I am not acquainted with any one " family in the place, and have not assurance " enough to introduce myself without being asked. " . . . . Letters to friends were surely first invented " for the comfort of such solitary wretches as...
الصفحة 40 - But their joy and their jesting were of short duration. They had been left at the disposal of the officers of the guard, who determined to secure them for the night in the common dungeon of the fort, — a dungeon known to the English by the name of

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