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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 25 - His father was soon offended at his waywardness and neglect of his studies, and, instead of a profession at home, obtained for him a writership in the East India Company's service, and in the Presidency of Madras. Some years later, when the old gentleman was informed of his son's successes and distinctions, he used to exclaim, half in anger and half in pride, " After all the booby has sense ! " The feelings of Clive during his first years at Madras are described in his own letters.
الصفحة 40 - Nabob's officers, an old man, who had shown more humanity than the rest, promising him a thousand rupees in the morning if he would find means to separate the prisoners into two chambers. The old man went to try, but returned in a few minutes with the fatal sentence that no change could be made without orders from the Nabob, — that the Nabob was asleep, — and that no one dared to disturb him. Meanwhile within the dungeon the heat and stench had become intolerable. It was clear to the sufferers...
الصفحة 137 - On the contrary, if it be really true that the British arms and influence have suffered so severe a check in the Western world, it is more incumbent on those who are charged with the interests of Great Britain in the East to exert themselves for the retrieval of the national loss.
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 7 - Homer (1l. lib. xi. vers. 557.), was designed for praise. " one covered with diamonds, another with rubies, with " emeralds, or with pearls. The value of the one most " precious (called the Peacock Throne) is estimated by " the Royal Treasurers at a number of lacs of rupees " equivalent to above one hundred and sixty millions of ' livres While the Emperor is on his throne fifteen ' horses stand ready caparisoned on his right and as many ' on his left, the bridles of each horse enriched with...
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...