The Chinese

Samuel Bagster, 1854

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Página 69 - the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty...
Página 2 - Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Página 71 - ... the wished-for consummation. The last scene in this tragic play is generally a room in the rear of the building, a species of deadhouse, where lie stretched those who have passed into the state of bliss the opium-smoker madly seeks — an emblem of the long sleep to which he is blindly hurrying.
Página 37 - Illustrate the principles of a polite and yielding carriage, in order to improve manners. " 10. Attend to the essential employments, in order to give unvarying determination to the will of the people. " 11. Instruct the youth, in order to prevent them from doing evil.
Página 11 - HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the Emperor of China, being desirous of putting an end to the misunderstandings and consequent hostilities which have arisen between the two countries...
Página 71 - ... of the day are over, crowds of Chinese who seek these places to satisfy their depraved appetites. The rooms where they sit and smoke, are surrounded by wooden couches, with places for the head to rest upon, and generally a side room is devoted to gambling.
Página 12 - It being obviously necessary and desirable that British subjects should have some port whereat they may careen and refit their ships when required, and keep stores for that purpose, His Majesty the Emperor of China cedes to Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, &c., the Island of Hong Kong, to be possessed in perpetuity by Her Britannic Majesty, her heirs and successors, and to be governed by such laws and regulations as Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, &c., shall see fit to direct.
Página 42 - When carried over steep rocks, where no horse can pass, it is about fifteen or twenty feet high...
Página 13 - ... ports to be opened, shall not go into the surrounding country beyond certain short distances to be named by the local authorities, in concert with the British Consul, and on no pretence for purposes of traffic. Seamen and persons belonging to the ships shall only be allowed to land under authority and rules which will be fixed by the Consul, in communication with the local officers ; and should any persons whatever infringe the stipulations of this Article, and wander away into the country, they...
Página 71 - Some entering half distracted, to feed the craving appetite they had been obliged to subdue during the day ; others laughing and talking wildly under the effects of a first pipe ; whilst the couches around are filled with their different occupants, who lie languid with an idiot smile upon their countenance, too much under the influence of the drug to care for passing events, and fast merging to the wished-for consummation.

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