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f^ THE EMPEROR AKRAR of fortili^ IIiTuhiwIAn, ftnd l»a«l flanlnul down upon hor ])liiins wilh n forco that wan irrortiHUMo. Httch wan lldbar, a man gn^aily in advanco of li'm a^n, ({onorotm, afTootloniito, lofty in liiii viowM, yot, in m connootion with IlindiiNtdn, 1)ut littlo morn than a oonqtioror. Ho liad no timo to think of any otlior HyHtt^n of admini- Htratlon than tho Nyrttont with which ho liad hoi^n familiar all IiIn life, and which had boon tho Nyntcm introduced by hiit Af|f(lirln prodtM^mHorrt into India, Mip Nyiftom of govcrninfc hy mcann of lar^o campfi, each command(ul by a ({cncral dovoUul to hiniHolf, and each oconpying a central ])OHition in a ])rovinoo. It iH a qncMtion whether the central idea of I^Abar'n policy waif not tho creation of an em]nro in Central Asia ratlier thnn of an empire in Itidia. Into thiH MyMtom the wc'lfare of tho children of tlio Moll did not enter, roprtibly, if DAbar had lived, and had lived in the enjoyment of m great abilitleM, ho might Iiave come to rtee^aM Imh grandnon Haw, that Much aHyntem wan praclically tumound; that it wan wanting in tho groat principle of cohenion, of unititt)( tho in* torei»t« of tho conrpiering and the concptered; that it Nocured no attachment, and conciliated no ])reJudioeH; that it remained, without rootM.<^xpoN(Ml to all thontormH of fortune. We, who know IWbar l)y


in which he unfoldM tlui Hccn'tM of liiN heart, confeMMCM all hiM fattliH, and detailw all liiH ambitionn, may think that he might have dom^ thiH if he had had the op])or- tunity. Hut the opportunity wmh (h^iied to him. The iinte between tho flrHt battle of I'finfpat, which gave him