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Page 2 - Calcutta ; provided that their inheritance and succession to lands, rents, and goods, and all matters of contract and dealing" between party and party, shall be determined, in the case of Mahomedans, by the laws and usages of Mahomedans ; and in the case of Gentus, by the laws and usages of Gentus : and, where only one of the parties shall be a Mahomedan or Gentu, by the laws and usages of the defendant.
Page 171 - Parliament shall enact. •• 3. .That it is expedient that the government of the British possessions in India be intrusted to the said Company, under such conditions and regulations as parliament shall enact, for the purpose of extending the commerce of this country, and of securing the good government and promoting the moral and religious improvement of the people of India.
Page 89 - And whereas to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour, and policy of this nation...
Page 156 - Far from this, the scoundrel allows you to chuckle over your fancied great doings, and to lie down with all the complacency and fallacious security of your conquest, and under the entire assurance of enjoying a tranquil night's rest. Alas for such presumptuous hopes...
Page 8 - ... court, and to do all such other things as shall be found necessary for the administration of justice and the due execution of all or any of the powers which by the said charter shall be grunted and committed to the said court...
Page 21 - ... interment ; and thus, in an incredibly short time, the whole business was performed. A few of the most daring and expert were alone entrusted with the strangling, an art which, requiring long practice and peculiar dexterity, is never allowed to be self-assumed, but is conferred with due ceremony, after the fitness of the candidate, in point of firmness, bodily strength, and activity, has been ascertained. When properly qualified, the aspirant is conducted to the field by his gooroo (spiritual...
Page 244 - Whatsoever commissioned officer shall be convicted before a general court-martial of behaving in a scandalous, infamous manner, such as is unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, shall be discharged from the service.
Page 157 - ... have been inflicted. Up you spring on your knees — not to pray, heaven knows! — but to fight. You seize your horse's tail with spiteful rage, and after whisking it round and round, and cracking it in every corner of the bed, you feel pretty certain you must at last have demolished your friend. In this unequal warfare you pass the live-long night, alternately scratching and cuffing yourself — fretting and fuming to no purpose — feverish, angry, sleepy, provoked, and wounded in twenty different...
Page 192 - ... to feel and to acknowledge the value of the laws. Public opinion and public feeling in this country were now acting on the government of the people of India — not producing any violent effects, but operating to the amelioration of their condition by the slow but certain process of kindness. These were reasons which would justify the continuance of the political government of India in the hands of the company for some time longer.