The illustrated history of the British empire in India and the East ... to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859. With a continuation [by another author] to the end of 1878, Volume 4

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Page 414 - Wales, conspicuous by his fine person and noble bearing. The gray old walls were hung with scarlet. The long galleries were crowded by an audience such as has rarely excited the fears or the emulation of an orator. There were gathered together, from all parts of a great, free, enlightened, and prosperous empire, grace and female loveliness, wit and learning, the representatives of every science and of every art.
Page 415 - There were seen, side by side, the greatest painter and the greatest scholar of the age. The spectacle had allured Reynolds from that easel which has preserved to us the thoughtful foreheads of so many writers and statesmen, and the sweet smiles of so many noble matrons.
Page 415 - ... and his commanding, copious and sonorous eloquence was wanting to that great muster of various talents. Age and blindness had unfitted Lord North for the duties of a public prosecutor; and his friends were left without the help of his excellent sense, his tact, and his urbanity. But, in spite of the absence of these two distinguished members of the Lower House, the box in which the managers stood contained an array of speakers such as perhaps had not appeared together since the great age of Athenian...
Page 415 - In the midst of the blaze of red drapery, a space had been fitted up with green benches and tables for the Commons. The managers, with Burke at their head, appeared in full dress. The collectors of gossip did not fail to remark that even Fox, generally so regardless of his appearance, had paid to the illustrious tribunal the compliment of wearing a bag and sword. Pitt had refused to be one of the conductors of the impeachment; and his commanding, copious, and sonorous eloquence was wanting to that...
Page 508 - ... be, the gunners standing to their guns, until killed by the bayonet, all the sepoys of the enemy behaved exceedingly well and if they had been commanded by French officers, the event would have been, I fear, extremely doubtful. I never was in so severe a business in my life or anything like it, and pray to God, I never may be in such a situation again...
Page 565 - February," and signed by the Governor General's private secretary. They are published in all the papers of the presidency. Notice. — The Governor General invites the communication of all suggestions tending to promote any branch of national industry ; to improve the commercial intercourse by land and water ; to amend any defects in the existing establishments; to encourage the diffusion of education and useful knowledge ; and to advance the general prosperity and happiness of the British empire...
Page 483 - Slightly above the middle size, his figure though spare was handsome and commanding, the chest broad and open, the bones and framework large, the joints well knit together. His neck was long and finely moulded.
Page 669 - The Government of India formerly declared that it desired no further conquest, and it proved by its acts the sincerity of its professions. The Government of India has no desire for conquest now ; but it is bound in its duty to- provide fully for its own security, and to guard the interests of those committed to its charge.
Page 6 - 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 415 - Mens aqua in arduis,' such was the aspect with which the great Proconsul presented himself to his judges. His counsel accompanied him, men all of whom were afterwards raised by their talents and learning to...

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