Heroes Of Our Indian Empire Volume 1

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHenry Morris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. SIR THOMAS MUNRO: The Friend Of The Indian Ryot. A.d. 1780--1827. "Not such the lives of England's nobler sons. Who govern Ind as in high Heaven's sight; No more by flashing swords and flaming guns, But by the changeless law of Truth and Right, That gift of peace from England's hand of might; Right worthily these men fulfil their part, Though human error oft may dim their light, Yet firm their purpose, fixed each honest heart To do its work aright, life's noblest, truest art." The Pilgrim of India. Thomas Munro, one of the soundest of the early Anglo-Indian statesmen and the best friend of the B Indian ryot or peasant, was born at Glasgow on May 27, 1761. He was the son of a merchant of that city, who was at one time in easy circumstances, but who subsequently, owing to failures in business, was reduced to comparative poverty. Thomas was an athletic, goodtempered, pleasing boy; and at an early age, while in a mercantile office, showed his perseverance and aptitude for acquiring languages by learning Spanish in order to read Don Quixote in the original. Receiving a cadetship in the East India Company's service, he left Scotland for India, and landed at Madras on January 15, 1780. Neither his father nor he was able to pay the expenses of the passage, so he obtained permission of the Captain of the vessel to work it out as one of the men before the mast--a rare act of self-denial and devotion with which to begin his career. Munro's early letters give a very interesting and amusing description of the life of a young cadet in India at the close of the eighteenth century. His pay was about £3 a month, and he had to economize a good deal to live on it. He said, however, that he did. He was robbed by one of the crowd of servants who came on board th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. SIR THOMAS MUNRO: The Friend Of The Indian Ryot. A.d. 1780--1827. "Not such the lives of England's nobler sons. Who g...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217483828

ISBN - 13:9780217483827

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