Forty-one Years in India: From Subaltern to Commander-in-chief, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green & Company, 1898 - India - 597 pages

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Page 343 - Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India; Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint...
Page 260 - The Crown of England stands forth the unquestioned ruler and paramount power in all India, and is for the first time brought face to face with its feudatories. There is a reality in the suzerainty of the Sovereign of England which has never existed before, and which is not only felt but eagerly acknowledged by the Chiefs.
Page 468 - My intention, when I left Kabul, was to ride as far as the Khyber Pass, but suddenly a presentiment, which I have never been able to explain to myself, made me retrace my steps and hurry back towards Kabul — a presentiment of coming trouble which I can only characterise as instinctive.
Page 236 - the British Government would be guilty in the sight of God and man if it were any longer to aid in sustaining by its countenance an administration fraught with suffering to millions.
Page 125 - Edwardes had said to Lord Canning, " You may rely upon this, that if ever there is a desperate deed to be done in India. John Nicholson is the man to do it...
Page 121 - ... they got a gun to bear from a hole broken open in the long curtain wall; they sent rockets from one of their martello towers, and they maintained a perfect storm of musketry from their advanced trench, and from the city walls.
Page 51 - I am not so much surprised/ he wrote to Lord Canning, ' at their objections to the cartridges, having seen them. I had no idea they contained, or rather are smeared with such a quantity of grease, which looks exactly like fat. After ramming down the ball, the muzzle of the musket is covered with it.
Page 55 - ... every turn and corner of them, would, it appears to me, be in a very dangerous position. And if six or seven hundred were disabled, what would remain ? Could we hold it with the whole country armed against us ? Could we either stay in or out of it ? My own view of the state of things now is...
Page 113 - General Havelock has crossed the river to relieve Lucknow, which will be effected four days hence. He has a strong force with him, and he has already thrashed the Nana and completely dispersed his force.
Page 22 - For, oh, if there be an elysium on earth, It is this, it is this ! There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has told, When two, that are link'd in one heavenly tie, With heart never changing and brow never cold, Love on through all ills, and love on till they die ; One hour of a passion so sacred is worth Whole ages of heartless and wandering bliss : And oh...

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