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" Alike in the political and military line could be observed auctioneering ambassadors and trading generals : and thus we saw a revolution brought about by affidavits ! an army employed in executing an arrest ! a town besieged on a note of hand ! a prince... "
The North American Review - Page 77
edited by - 1848
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 15

1884 - 1104 pages
...town besieged on a note of hand, a prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was, they united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. But the real gravamen of my impeachment against the present system of our Indian Government is contained...
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The United Service Journal, Part 3

1837 - 596 pages
...>tccessitc operationx." * * * •' Thus it was they exhibited a government, which united the mock-majesty of a bloody sceptre, and the little traffic of a merchant's...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." supply its place, and, unless a change lias very recently taken place, the best barracks in the Bengal...
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United Service Magazine and Naval Military Journal, Volume 25

1837 - 596 pages
...successive operations." * * * " Thus it was they exhibited a government, which united the mock-majesty of a bloody sceptre, and the little traffic of a merchant's...with, one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." supply its place, and, unless a change has very recently taken place, the best barracks in the Bengal...
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