Essays, Military and Political, Written in India

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W.H. Allen, 1859 - 483 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 25 - Who, doomed to go in company with Pain, And Fear, and Bloodshed, miserable train! Turns his necessity to glorious gain; In face of these doth exercise a power Which is our human nature's highest dower; Controls them and subdues, transmutes, bereaves Of their bad influence, and their good receives...
الصفحة 26 - Who comprehends his trust, and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim ; And therefore does not stoop, nor lie in wait For wealth, or honours, or for worldly state ; Whom, they must follow; on whose head must fall, Like showers of manna, if they come at all...
الصفحة 26 - Who, if he rise to station of command, Rises by open means; and there will stand On honorable terms, or else retire, And in himself possess his own desire; Who comprehends his trust and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim...
الصفحة 26 - Is placable — because occasions rise So often that demand such sacrifice; More skilful in self-knowledge, even more pure, As tempted more; more able to endure, As more exposed to suffering and distress; Thence, also, more alive to tenderness.
الصفحة 24 - A man that looks on glass, On it may stay his eye; Or, if he pleaseth, through it pass, And then the Heaven espy. All may of thee partake : Nothing can be so mean Which with his tincture, (for thy sake) Will not grow bright and clean.
الصفحة 265 - My answer to all and every man was, that we must fight it out, attack the enemy vigorously at daybreak, beat him, or die honourably in the field. The gallant old general, kind-hearted and heroically brave, entirely coincided with me.
الصفحة 26 - Whose powers shed round him in the common strife, Or mild concerns of ordinary life, A constant influence, a peculiar grace; But who, if he be called upon to face Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined Great issues, good or bad for human kind, 50 Is happy as a Lover; and attired With sudden brightness, like a Man inspired...
الصفحة 26 - Tis he whose law is reason ; who depends Upon that law as on the best of friends; Whence in a state where men are tempted still To evil for a guard against worse ill, And what in quality or act is best Doth seldom on a right foundation rest, He fixes good on good alone, and owes To virtue every triumph that he knows...
الصفحة 216 - By our latest intelligence we are induced to hope that peace prevails throughout India. I need not say that it is our anxious desire that it should be preserved. You, sir, well know how great are the evils of war, and we feel confident that, whilst ever ready to maintain unimpaired the honour of our country and the supremacy of our arms, your policy will be essentially pacific. " To the native States which still retain independence you will extend the shield of British protection. It has hitherto...
الصفحة 148 - Mahadeo," they returned to the charge and were soon in possession of the Fort. Of the Mawulees, nearly onethird were killed or wounded, and five hundred of the Rajputs with their commander were found dead or wounded. Sivajee was hardly consoled for the loss of his gallant officer by the capture of the important post. When congratulated on the success of his arms he sorrowfully replied, " The den* is taken, but the Lion is slain ; we have gained a fort, but alas ! I have lost Tannajee Maloosray !...

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