Sale's Brigade in Afghanistan: With an Account of the Seisure and Defence of Jellalabad

J. Murray, 1846 - 182 pagina's

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Pagina 7 - JOHN) Autobiographical Memoir, including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences at Home and Abroad. From Early Life to Advanced Age. Portrait. 8vo.
Pagina 1 - Afghaunistan and Segistan, with part of Khorasan and of Makran ; Balk, with Tokarestaun and Kilan ; Kuttore, Caubul, Candahar, Sindy, and Cashmeer, together with a portion of Lahore and the greater part of Moultan. The whole population of the Kingdom cannot be under fourteen millions. This was the number fixed by one of the gentlemen of the mission, on a calculation of the extent and comparative population of the different provinces.
Pagina 11 - Colonies, of foreign pirated editions ; and the Works are issued at a rate which places them within the means not only of the Colonists, but also of a large portion of the less wealthy classes at home, who will thus benefit by the widening of the market for our literature : and the " Colonial Library" may consequently be considered as a
Pagina 11 - It is called for in consequence of the Acts which have recently passed the British Parliament for the protection of the rights of British authors and publishers, by the rigid and entire exclusion of foreign pirated editions.
Pagina 19 - ... put off upon him without being found out by the master and mistress. Notwithstanding their numbers, they are dreadfully slow. I often tire myself with doing things for myself rather than wait for their dawdling ; but Mrs. Staunton laughs at me, and calls me a 'griffin,' and says I must learn to have patience and save my strength.
Pagina 24 - The Governor-General confidently hopes that the Shah will be speedily replaced on his throne by his own subjects and adherents ; and when once he shall be secured in power, and the independence and integrity of Afghanistan established, the British army will be withdrawn.
Pagina 71 - we see that you are notlike the infidel Hindoos that follow you ; you are men born and bred like ourselves, where the seasons vary, and in their changes give vigour both to body and mind. We wish that you had come among us as friends, and not as enemies, for you are fine fellows one by one, though as a body we hate you.
Pagina 23 - Singh, had for their object, by opening the navigation of the Indus, to facilitate the extension of commerce, and to gain for the British nation in Central Asia that legitimate influence which an interchange of benefits would naturally produce.
Pagina 18 - Quhill we brushit thro' the cludis of the hevin; Than sousit dounright like the stern-shot light, Fra the liftis blue casement driven. 'But our taickil stood, and our bark was good, And...
Pagina 19 - Every horse has a man and a maid to himself; the maid cuts grass for him : and every dog has a boy. I inquired whether the cat had any servants, but I found she was allowed to wait upon herself; and as she seemed the only person in the establishment capable of so doing, I respected her accordingly.

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