Gazetteer of the province of Oudh

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1877
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Page 205 - ... taken off our coats to work easier at the boats, than the cavalry gave the order to fire. Two guns that had been hidden were run out and opened on us immediately, while Sepoys came from all directions and kept up a fire.
Page 206 - We gave ourselves up, and were taken six miles inland to the Raja, who treated us very kindly, giving us clothes and food. " We stayed with him for about a month, as he would not let us leave, saying the roads were unsafe. At last he sent us off on the 29th of July, to the right bank of the river, to a zamindar of a village, who got us a hackery.
Page 259 - A large body of fine daring zemindari men brought two guns into the open and attacked us in the rear. I have seen many battles in India, and many brave fellows fighting with a determination to conquer or die, but I never witnessed anything more magnificent than the conduct of these zemindaris.
Page 456 - Rs. 500 for each of our heads. We had not retraced our steps for more than a mile when a lad joined us who was known to the horseman, which determined the latter to make us quicken our pace. The lad, however, persuaded him to let us drink water and rest near a village ; and while so doing, he sent a boy to bring men to our rescue. It appears that a nazim (Mir Mahomed Husen Khan) had a small fort close by, about three-quarters of a mile off.
Page 206 - ... do what we could. Directly we got on shore the insurgents retired ; but having followed them up too far, we were cut off from the river, and had to retire ourselves as we were being surrounded. We could not make for the river, but had to go down parallel, and came at the river again a mile lower down, where we saw a large force of men right in front waiting for us, and another lot on the other bank, should we attempt to cross the river.
Page lv - Government of its revenue. The result was that orders were issued to disregard them wherever it was possible, and to take the engagements everywhere from the yeoman classes. In fact, the policy which Lucknow had for so many years been endeavouring to put in practice was to be carried out at once by main force.
Page 456 - ... and priming, swore he would shoot those Englishmen who had come to take away their caste and make them Christians. About mid-day we reached the fortified dwelling of the Nazim, and were ushered into the place where he was holding a council. He bade us rest and take some sherbet, assuring us that no harm should happen to us ; and he rebuked his insolent retainer for hinting that a stable close by would do for us to dwell in, as we should not require it long, he being prepared to kill the dogs...
Page 454 - Regiment of Native Infantry. The battery prepared for action, loaded, and fusees lighted ; when the two companies in support of the guns immediately closed in and crossed bayonets over the vents, preventing the officers of the Artillery from approaching the battery.
Page 206 - When we could no longer remain inside, on account of the smoke and heat, we threw off the clothes we had, and each taking a musket, charged through the fire. Seven of us, out of twelve, got into the water ; but before we had gone far, two poor fellows were shot. There were only five left now, and we had to swim, while the insurgents followed us along both banks wading, and firing as fast as they could. After we had gone about...
Page 316 - Aryans, might naturally lead the latter to speak of them, in the highly figurative language of an imaginative people in the first stage of civilisation, as ghosts and demons, or even to conceive of their hidden assailants as possessed of magical and superhuman powers, or as headed by devils This state of things might last for some time.

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