The Asiatic Annual Register, Or, A View of the History of Hindustan, and of the Politics, Commerce and Literature of Asia, Zväzok 11
Includes: A history of British India, monthly chronicles of Asian events, accounts, travel literature, general essays, reviews of books on Asia, political analyses, poetry, and letters from readers.
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Strana 104 - It is true that rape is a most detestable crime, and therefore ought severely and impartially to be punished with death; but it must be remembered that it is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved and harder to be defended by the party accused, though never so innocent.
Strana 443 - This instrument, properly placed, would enable a man of ordinary strength to cleave open the head of his adversary at a blow ; but the fingers being introduced through the weapon, it is fastened across them at an equal distance between the first and second lower joints, in a situation, it will be observed, which does not admit of attempting a severe blow, without the risk of dislocating the first joints of all the fingers.
Strana 172 - 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.
Strana 90 - ... an officious intermeddling in a suit that no way belongs to one, by maintaining or assisting either party, with money or otherwise to prosecute or defend it; a practice that was greatly encouraged by the first introduction of uses.
Strana 76 - Munro, being destructive of subordination, subversive of military discipline, a violation of the sacred rights of the Commanderin-chief, and holding out a most dangerous example to the service...
Strana 162 - For instance: if the witness be of good fame; if she presently discovered the offence, and made search for the offender; if the party accused fled for it; these and the like are concurring circumstances which give greater probability to her evidence.
Strana 117 - An Act for continuing in the East India Company, for a further Term, the possession of the British Territories " in India, together with certain exclusive Privileges ; for establishing further Regulations for the Government of the said Territories, and the better Administration of Justice within the same ; and for regulating the Trade to and from the Places within the Limits of the said Company's Charter...
Strana 405 - The unpleasant duty of increased vigilance is not likely to be performed without some incitement of benefit or disadvantage, attendant upon the exercise, or neglect of it ; and it is equally conformable to experience to presume, that patronage will continue to be abused, so long as no inconvenience is felt by the person primarily giving, or by the person ultimately receiving it.
Strana 113 - Regiment of Cavalry under the command of Captain Bean, of His Majesty's 25th Dragoons, in charge of that Regiment. Nearly the whole of the rebel force was destroyed, while one casualty only was sustained by the British Troops. Lieutenant...
Strana 150 - Willoughby, of the royal navy, who commanded a detachment of about a hundred seamen on shore, and to whose zeal, activity, and exertions I feel much indebted, immediately turned the guns upon the enemy's shipping, from whose fire, which was chiefly grape, and well directed, within pistol-shot of the shore, we suffered much, being necessarily exposed to it during our movements upon the beach and through the town. From the battery La Centiere, Captain Imlack was detached with the second column...