The History of the Indian Revolt and of the Expeditions to Persia, China, and Japan, 1856-7-8: With Maps, Plans, and Wood Engravings

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W. and R. Chambers, 1859 - China - 634 pages

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Page 120 - ... 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.
Page 452 - Other conquerors, when they have succeeded in overcoming resistance, have excepted a few persons as still deserving of punishment, but have, with a generous policy, extended their clemency to the great body of the people. You have acted upon a different principle ; you have reserved a few as deserving of special favour, and you have struck with what they feel as the severest punishment the mass of the inhabitants of the country.
Page 457 - ... they must throw themselves upon the justice and mercy of the British Government. " To those amongst them who shall promptly come forward and give to the Chief Commissioner their support in the restoration of peace and order, this indulgence will be large, and the GovernorGeneral will be ready to view liberally the claims which they may thus acquire to a restitution of their former rights.
Page 120 - Sikh, English, are all masters in turn ; but the village communities remain the same. In times of trouble they arm and fortify themselves : an hostile army passes through the country : the village communities collect their cattle within their walls, and let the enemy pass unprovoked.
Page 337 - ... accommodation has probably been the cause of much of the disease with which we have been afflicted. I cannot refrain from bringing to the prominent notice of his lordship in council, the patient endurance and the Christian resignation which have been evinced by the women of this garrison. They have animated us by their example. Many, alas ! have been made widows, and their children fatherless, in this cruel struggle. But all such seem resigned to the will of Providence; and many, among whom may...
Page 456 - The first care of the Governor-General will be to reward those who have been steadfast in their allegiance at a time when the authority of the Government was partially overborne, and who have proved this by the support and assistance which they have given to British officers.
Page 262 - CB; and Major-General Outram feels that it is due to this distinguished officer, and the strenuous and noble exertions which he has already made to effect that object, that to him should accrue the honour of the achievement.
Page 144 - Whenever a rebel is caught, he is immediately tried, and unless he can prove a defence, he is sentenced to be hanged at once; but the chief rebels or ringleaders I make first clean up a certain portion of the pool of blood, still two inches deep, in the shed where the fearful murder and mutilation of women and children took place.
Page 120 - ... villagers nevertheless return whenever the power of peaceable possession revives. A generation may pass away, but the succeeding generation will return. The sons will take the places of their fathers ; the same site for the...
Page 120 - In times of trouble they arm and fortify themselves. An hostile army passes through the country. The village communities collect their cattle within their walls, and let the enemy pass unprovoked. 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,...

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