The Mystic Flowery Land: Being a True Account of an Englishman's Travels and Adventures in China

Передня обкладинка
 

Відгуки відвідувачів - Написати рецензію

Не знайдено жодних рецензій.

Інші видання - Показати все

Загальні терміни та фрази

Популярні уривки

Сторінка 178 - The greasy gown, sullied with often turning, Gives a good hint, to say — The man's in mourning; Or, if the shoe be ripp'd, or patches put, — He's wounded ! see the plaister on his foot. Want is the scorn of every wealthy fool, And wit in rags is turn'd to ridicule.
Сторінка 178 - Give a dog a bad name and it will stick to him, above all places it will stick fastest in Shanghai.
Сторінка 102 - I love thee, Twilight ! as thy shadows roll, The calm of evening steals upon my soul. Sublimely tender, solemnly serene, Still as the hour, enchanting as the scene. I love thee, Twilight ! for thy gleams impart Their dear, their dying influence to my heart...
Сторінка 127 - ... security. — Burke. Trust not him that hath once broken faith ; he who betrayed thee once, will betray thee again.— Shakespeare. He that is over-cautious will accomplish but very little.— Schiller. Take warning by the misfortunes of others, that others may not take example from you. — Saadi.
Сторінка 191 - ... reverence, nor is it the less remarkable that the destruction of their shrine should coincide so closely with the actual decline in the prosperity of the city. The stones were almost shapeless blocks of granite, about eighteen inches high and the same in length, with some rude attempt at sculpture in the form of a ram's head. From them and their attendant legend Canton derived its soubriquet of the City of Rams (^ jjjj), but the legend itself is traced by Chinese philosophers to an accidental...
Сторінка 50 - ... has rendered to China, to England, and to the world, the statesmen of Europe know them very well, and it would take a volume to tell them to others. Besides the creation of the Customs Service itself, which will be his immortality, to take the latest example, it was he alone who concluded the treaty between France and China. All negotiations had failed, and matters looked very black and threatening. Then, as usual the Ministers of the Tsung-li Yamen came to Sir Robert. He agreed to take up the...
Сторінка 65 - Yang-tz' and the Pei-ho. The city actually designated by the Treaty of Tien-tsing as that to be thrown open is Teng-chow-fu %jL >M>| jS-, the seat of government for the prefecture in which Yen-t'ai is situated ; but as its harbour is merely an open roadstead the establishment of a port for foreign trade was fixed, early in 1861, at the bay of Yen-t'ai, which was already occupied as a naval station by the French portion of the expedition despatched against...
Сторінка 170 - We landed on Monday, the 26th, at fifteen minutes past eight, and being the L 2 bona fide first possessors, her Majesty's health was drank with three cheers on Possession Mount. On the 26th, the squadron arrived; the marines were landed, the union hoisted on our post, and formal possession taken of the island, by Commodore Sir JG Bremer, accompanied by the other officers of the squadron, under a feu-de-joie from the marines, and a royal salute from the ships of war.
Сторінка 191 - ... the prosperity of the city. The stones were almost shapeless blocks of granite, about eighteen inches high and the same in length) with some rude attempt at sculpture in the form of a ram's head. From them and their attendant legend Canton derived its soubriquet of the city of Rams, but the legend itself is traced by Chinese philosophers to an accidental resemblance between the word signifying " ram " or " sheep " and the ancient designation of the province of Kwang-tung. This is a striking corroboration...

Бібліографічна інформація