Goa and the Blue Mountains

Richard Francis Burton

Verlag: B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2006
ISBN 10: 8176465313 / ISBN 13: 9788176465311
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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. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: . CHAPTER IX. ADIEU TO PANJIM. At a time when public attention is so deeply interested in the twin subjects of colonization and conversion, some useful lessons may be derived from the miserable state of the celebrated Portuguese settlement; even though our present and their past positions be by no means parallel in all points, and though a variety of fortuitous cases, such as the pestilence and warfare which led to their decadence, cannot or may not affect our more extended Indian empire. The Portuguese, it must be recollected, generally speaking, contented themselves with seizing the different lines of sea-coast, holding them by means of forts, stations, and armed vessels, and using them for the purpose of monopolising the export and import trade of the interior. In the rare cases when they ventured up the country they made a point of colonising it. We, on the contrary, have hitherto acted upon the principle of subjugating whole provinces to our sway, and such has been our success, that not only the Christian, but even the heathen, sees the finger of Providence directing our onward course of conquest. Of late years, climates supposed to be favourable to the European constitution, such as the Neilgherry hills and the lower slopes of the Himalayas, have been discovered, tested, and approved of. Determined to make use of them, our legislators have taken the wise step of establishing barracks for the British soldiery in places where they may live in comparative health and comfort during peaceful times, and yet be available for immediate active service, whenever and wherever their presence may be required. But we are not willing to stop here, we argue that such salubrious and fertile tracts of country would form excellent permanent settlements for half-pay officers, Printed Pages: 308. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 94715

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Titel: Goa and the Blue Mountains
Verlag: B.R.Publishing Corporation
Erscheinungsdatum: 2006
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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BURTON, Richard Francis.
Verlag: Richard Bentley London (1851)
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Buchbeschreibung Richard Bentley London, 1851. First edition, second issue, "Prize" copy, 8vo., viii, 368pp., frontispiece, folding map (lightly creased, short tear at fold), 3 tinted lithographs, original blue blind stamped cloth gilt, upper cover with large gilt device, all edges gilt, lightly soiled, inner hinges with short splits but very sound, prize inscription dated 1857 to front paste-down, an excellent copy. Burton's first book and one of his less common titles. Penzer mentions "Prize" copies in red cloth gilt. Penzer pp 37-38. Artikel-Nr. 73618

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