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Six Months at Martaban, During the Burmese War; And an Essay on the Political Causes Which Led to the Establishment of British Power in India. by an Officer in Active Service on the Spot (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Six Months at Martaban, During the Burmese War; And an Essay on the Political Causes Which Led to the Establishment of British...
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Six Months at Martaban, During the Burmese War; And an Essay on the Political Causes Which Led to the Establishment of British Power in India. by an Officer in Active Service on the Spot (Paperback)

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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. 1854 Excerpt: ...ponies. There are now about 3,000 Burmese warriors at Kangan. A copy of the proclamation of the annexation of Pegu has been taken to them, by some volunteers from Moulmein, their countrymen. We are waiting now to see how they will receive it, as it is by no means certain that they will come in. A December 24th. The last attack of fever, which obliges me to leave the country, came on very suddenly. I shall go from this place without any regret; for now the war appears, for the present, at an end, and there is nothing left to hope for of, " honour and glory." I think the annexation of Pegu has made a very pretty termination to the Burmese war, on which the following copy of verses has been widely circulated. "THE WAR IN BURMAH." "The lion and the elephant fell into a dispute Because they could not settle it, which was the greatest brute; The elephant, a knowing beast, not destitute of spunk, Had seized the lion's dinner, and concealed it in his trunk. Of course the lion flared right up, but ere it came to knocks, He sent two wise ambassadors, the Serpent and the Fox Instructing them, 'My enemy, though mighty big, is clumsy, And once I get a slap at him, I'll serve him out eh dum se. Just tell him so, and let him know that, if he does not jine in, I'll spiflicate him totally, as sure as I'm a lion.' Forth went the bold ambassadors, to execute the mandate, And soon approached the elephant, whom mighty nobles farmed, eight.f The names of the steamers, f See Cox's Embassy to Ava, as authority for this. Then, before the monarch's presence, most respectfully unco verin', The wily serpent tells forthwith the message of his sovereign. Whereon the mighty elephant, with an affected simper, answered, 'S'help me never, if I ever, such confounded ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Martaban
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-159-71868-8
Barcode: 9781159718688
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LSN: 1-159-71868-7

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