The British Colonial Library, [comprising a Popular and Authentic Description of All the Colonies of the British Empire, Their History--physical Geography--geology--climate--animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms--government--finance--military Defence--commerce--shipping--monetary System--religion--population, White and Coloured--education and the Press--emigration, Social State, &c.]: Possessions of the honourable East India company. 1837
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Страница 315 - Father, who wouldest not the death of a sinner but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and live...
Страница 121 - They seem to last where nothing else lasts. Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down; revolution succeeds revolution; but the village community remains 'the same This union of the village communities, each one forming a separate little state in itself, has, I conceive, contributed more than any other cause to the preservation of the people of India, through all the revolutions and changes which they have suffered, and is in a high degree conducive to their happiness, and to the enjoyment of a great portion...
Страница 120 - The sons will take the places of their fathers, the same site for the village, the same position for the houses, the same lands, will be reoccupied by the descendants of those who were driven out when the village was depopulated ; and it is not a trifling matter that will drive them out, for they will often maintain their post through times of disturbance and convulsion, and acquire strength sufficient to resist pillage and oppression with success.
Страница 120 - Sikh, English, are all masters in turn; but the village communities remain the same. In times of trouble they arm and fortify themselves: a hostile army passes through the country: the village communities collect their cattle within their walls, and let the enemy pass unprovoked.
Страница 70 - Regiment on this occasion not only drove back the enemy who had made a sally to attack the trenches, but effected a lodgment, and planted its colours on one of the bastions of the fort. Unfortunately this work was cut off by a deep ditch from the body of the place ; and after the attack had failed, the...
Страница 308 - But to say that the Hindoos or Mussulmans are deficient in any essential feature of a civilized people, is an assertion which I can scarcely suppose to be made by any who have lived with them. Their manners are at least as pleasing and courteous as those in the corresponding stations of life among ourselves...
Страница 35 - Clive, have been given by an eloquent and faithful historian ;* but he has not informed us of one occurrence that took place, and which, as it illustrates the character of the Indian soldiers, well merited to be preserved. When provisions were very low, the Hindoo sepoys entreated their commander to allow them to boil the rice (the only food left) for the whole garrison.
Страница 245 - Purana treats of five subjects, — the creation of the universe : its progress, and the renovation of worlds ; the genealogy of gods and heroes ; chronology, according to a fabulous system ; and heroic history, containing the achievements of demigods and heroes. Since each Purana contains a cosmogony, both mythological and heroic history, they may not unaptly be compared to the Grecian theogonies.
Страница 120 - If .plunder and devastation be directed against themselves and the force employed be irresistible, they flee to friendly villages at a distance, but when the storm has passed over they return and resume their occupations. If a country remain for a series of years the scene of continued pillage and massacre, so that the village cannot be inhabited, the scattered villagers nevertheless return whenever the power of peaceable possession revives.