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" We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master. "
The Fortnightly - Seite 308
1870
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Band 121

Edmund Burke - 1880
...realising the frank sincerity of the profession of faith once made by an old native to Elphinstone : " We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood ; but we will never be content with a master " — a remark which he may have had in mind when he summed...
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An account of the kingdom of Caubul and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary ...

Mountstuart Elphinstone (hon.) - 1815
...very intelligent old man of the tribe of Meeankhail, the superiority of a quiet and secure life, under a powerful monarch, to the discord, the alarms, and...with alarms, we are content with blood, «• but we will never be content with a master." Another incalculable advantage of the present system is, that...
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Compendium of modern geography

Compendium - 1822
...old man of this class, on the superiority of a quiet life, under a powerful monarch, he replied, " We are content with discord ; we are content with alarms ; we are content with bloodshed ; but, we will never be content with a master." What religion prevails in Cabul? Mahometanism....
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign ..., Band 14

1822
...their present system, the old man concluded an indignant harangue against arbitrary power, by saying " we are content with discord ; we are content with alarms; we are content with blood ; but we will never be content with a master." Mi. Elphinstone has considered the pour and centre of the...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Band 1

1833
...on the freedom from alarm, blood, and discord, which must ensue from a more steady government, was ' We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master.' The land is cultivated by tenants, who pay rent, or by persons...
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The history of Greece, continued to the death of Alexander the great ..., Band 8

William Mitford - 1835
...abhorrence. The same wild spirit of independence characterizes the Afghans, who now possess the same land. " We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master," was the reply which was made by an Afghan to a British envoy'...
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Periodical Criticism, Band 4

Walter Scott - 1835
...laws, would have received an answer something similar to the indignant reply of the old Afghaun ; " We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master." 2 The Highland chiefs, otherwise very frequently men of sense...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott: Biographical memoirs of ...

Walter Scott - 1838
...laws, would have received an answer something similar to the indignant reply of the old Afghaun ; " We are content with discord , we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master."* The Highland chiefs, otherwise very frequently men of sense...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1816
...laws, would have received an answer something similar to the indignant reply of the old Afghaun ; ' We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master.'^ The highland chiefs, otherwise very frequently men of sense...
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An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and Its Dependencies in Persia ..., Band 1

Mountstuart Elphinstone - 1839
...very intelligent old man of the tribe of Meaunkhail, the superiority of a quiet and secure life, under a powerful monarch, to the discord, the alarms, and...indignant harangue against arbitrary power : " We are eontent with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content...
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