Letters from India: Describing a Journey in the British Dominions of India ... During the Years 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831

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Seite 266 - Be pleased to accept, most illustrious and reverend sir, the assurance of the high consideration with which I have the honour to be, &c.
Seite 266 - ... result, the United States may appeal to the world to bear witness that in the assertion of the rights of their citizens and the dignity of their Government they have never swerved from the respect due to themselves and from that which they owe to the Government of France. I pray your excellency to receive the assurance of the high consideration with which I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant, EDW. LIVINGSTON. Mr. Livingston to Mr. Forsyth. WASHINGTON, June 29, 1835.
Seite 327 - Sir, the assurance of the high consideration with which I have the honour to be, ' Your most humble and obedient servant, Derby, 29/Л September, 1831.
Seite 241 - Behar, beyond the empire which Colonel Clive had formed, has only diminished their revenues. Not one of the acquired provinces pays the expenses of its government and military occupation. The Madras Presidency, taken in the lump, is annually deficient ; Bombay is still further from covering its expenses. It is the revenue of Bengal and...
Seite 112 - Lord William Bentinck, on the throne of the Great Mogul, thinks and acts like a Pennsylvanian Quaker. You may easily imagine that there are people who talk of the dissolution of the Empire, when they see the temporary ruler of Asia riding on horseback, plainly dressed, without escort, or on his way to the country with his umbrella under his arm. Like...
Seite 12 - ... rendered us the tyrants rather than the masters of the sea, made us reserved towards all foreigners, inspired us with a haughty jealousy always disagreeable and frequently offensive ; that in India our dominion was a nuisance which ought to be abated, but...
Seite 207 - He has a little park of artillery near him; namely, a couple of carbines and a brace of pistols. It sometimes happens, but very seldom, that the tiger, when brought to bay, leaps on the elephant's head, but that does not concern us ; it is the affair of the conductor (mahout), who is paid twenty-five francs a month, to run the risk of such accidents. In case of death, the latter has at least the satisfaction of a complete revenge, for the elephant does not play the clarionet unconcernedly with his...
Seite 299 - Several times I found, in much greater numbers than my retinue, people assembled from all the villages around, to stop my progress: sometimes on the summit of a mountain, sometimes in a narrow defile which a single man might have defended against thousands, sometimes on the banks of a torrent. I never hesitated to push forward without paying attention to their injunctions ; and I had very seldom occasion to use any of these good people roughly, in order to disperse their astonished companions. Notwithstanding...
Seite 281 - I immediately returned, by beg»ing the honour of taking wine with my fair neighbour, who was conversing with me on a variety of agreeable topics, and offered to act as my cicerone. To give our appetites time to revive for the second course, an excellent German orchestra, led by an Italian, performed several of the finest symphonies of Mozart and Rossini, and in a most perfect manner. The distance from which the sound proceeded, the uncertain light flickering between the columns of the neighbouring...
Seite 4 - Institution on a scientific mission to the countries of the east, to investigate the natural history of India in all its branches, and collect materials wherewith to enrich the Museum and promote the progress of science.

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