Western India In 1838 (volume 2)

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byMarianne Postans

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tion. Little now is to be saved; and "he that hath his quiver full of them," is often constrained to struggle on, against failing health and increasing age, for the sake of the sons and daughters, thus torn from him in their infancy. Should strength of constitution befriend the Eastern sojourner, he must gradually rise through the several grades of the service; until, as a nervous, querulous old Colonel, he may command a station by right of his seniority; or may betake the tattered remnants of his existence, to be patched up for a few years longer, by the congenial climate of his fatherland; where the "old Indian," shivers in the wholesome breeze, clings to his eastern habits, finds himself a century behind the world--seeks in vain for a companion who remembers the friends of his youth; and so sinks into the grave, his death scarcely noticed, but by the gratulations of struggling juniors, who, as they receive news of "another line step," count over their chances of promotion, and rejoice, that old "so and so," is gone at last. On the other hand, the Indian Obituary points its warning evidence, by the recorded fate of many, self-sacrificed to the "one year too long in India." The very questionable expediency of desiring, at three-score years, to increase a provision for the future, has been long and frequently attested; but the moral to be adduced from the fact, that "At such years Death gives short notice," is seldom practically applied to individual cases; neither does the truth yet appear to be accepted, that a green old age is a better possession than a lac of rupees, if accompanied by blighted feelings, or a constitution worn full of chinks. As an honorable provision for the sons of our British gentry, the Indian service would increase ten fold in value, if ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tion. Little now is to be saved; and "he that hath his quiver full of them," is often constrained to struggle on, against failing hea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217144942

ISBN - 13:9780217144940

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