The Asiatic Annual Register; Or, A View of the History of Hindustan,: And of the Politics, Commerce, and Literature of Asia, ..., Part 6

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J. Debrett, Piccadilly, 1806 - Biographies, English

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Page 15 - Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure: Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain!
Page 15 - I might in due time have attained all that my very limited ambition could aspire to ; but in no other station than that which I owe to your friendship, could I have gratified at once my boundless curiosity concerning the people of the East, continued the exercise of my profession, in which I sincerely delight, and enjoyed at the same time the comforts of domestic life.
Page 16 - The particular prizes adjudged to each will be found in the annexed reports. After the prizes and honorary rewards had been distributed, his excellency the visitor was pleased to deliver the following speech : Gentlemen of the College of Fort William, From the foundation of this college to the present time, the state of political affairs has not permitted me to discharge the grateful duty of presiding at your public exercises; my attention, however, has not been withdrawn from the progress, interests,...
Page 61 - I have the honour to be, with the highest respect, my lord, your lordship's most faithful and obedient servant, WELLESLEY.
Page 14 - ... could not at this time refrain from pitying so noble an animal. The horsemen seeing him weak and slow, dismounted, and with their swords began a furious attack on the tendons of his hind legs ; they were soon cut ; unable to proceed, he staggered, and then fell without a groan.
Page 59 - ... surgeons. The furlough to be granted by the Commander-in-Chief at each Presidency, with the approbation of the respective governments. " Officers who have not served ten years in India, but whose presence in England is required by urgent private affairs, may be allowed...
Page 11 - I had resolved to establish an independency, I employed workmen and artificers of all kinds, and I now judged that nothing but force of arms could maintain me in my authority. I therefore increased their numbers, cast my own artillery, commenced making muskets, matchlocks, and powder— and, in short, made the best preparations for carrying on an offensive and defensive war, till, at length, having...
Page 104 - I am directed by His Excellency the Most Noble the Governor General...
Page 11 - I wished to put myself in a capacity, when a favourable opportunity should offer, of attempting the conquest of the Punjaub, and aspired to the honour of planting the British standard on the banks of the Attock ! " One other act of Thomas's must be mentioned.
Page 56 - HAVE the honor to inform your lordship, that in consequence of the hour fixed upon by his Majesty, I yesterday, attended by the chief officers of the army, waited on his Majesty at his palace in the fort. Akber Shah, His Majesty's eldest son, came to my camp to conduct me. His Majesty received me seated on his throne, when the presents were delivered, and the forms usual on those occasions were observed.

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