An aide-de-camp's recollections of service in China, a residence in Hong-Kong, and visits to other islands in the Chinese seas


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第 152 頁 - His Majesty the Emperor of China agrees that British subjects, with their families and establishments, shall be allowed to reside , for the purpose of carrying on their mercantile pursuits , without molestation or restraint , at the cities and towns of Canton , Amoy , Foochowfoo , Ningpo , and Shanghai...
第 55 頁 - ... the winter season. When the ice is of a sufficient thickness they collect it, and as it is brought in, each layer is covered over with dry straw, and in this manner the ice is preserved during the whole summer. Each house has its own drain to draw off the water formed by the melting ice. The article is not used for private consumption, but solely as an antiseptic for flesh and fish during the heats of summer. The inhabitants know nothing of the mode of cooling their liquids, except as they have...
第 309 頁 - I am happy to have it in my power to Say that my worthy friend Cap! Lewis is recovering fast, he walked a little to day for the first time, I have discontinued the tent in the hole the ball came out...
第 152 頁 - Britain, &c., will appoint superintendents, or consular officers, to reside at each of the above-named cities or towns, to be the medium of communication between the Chinese authorities and the said merchants, and to see that the just duties and other dues of the Chinese Government, as hereafter provided for, are duly discharged by her Britannic Majesty's subjects.
第 200 頁 - It would be the worst thing you have done for a number of years to go to war with an immense empire like China, and possessing so many resources. You would, doubtless, at first succeed, take what vessels they have, and destroy their trade and cities; but you would soon teach them their own strength.
第 160 頁 - There were likewise found various buttons, distinguishing princely rank, carved out of precious stones, such as his situation by no means entitled him to wear. Many score of these gems were discovered, besides pieces of the same kind in the rough state, to an incalculable amount, and in an endless variety, unknown even among the imperial treasures.
第 160 頁 - Among his treasures of pearls and precious stones, upwards of two hundred strings or bracelets of the former were discovered, many times exceeding in value those in our imperial possession. One among the pearls belonging to Ho-quen was of an enormous size, and exceeded even that which adorns the imperial crown. There were likewise found...
第 49 頁 - August, 1341 , not one single house was yet built ; not a portion of the brushwood had been cleared away from this desolate spot. By June 1842, the town was considerably more than two miles long, containing storehouses and shops, here called
第 99 頁 - I regret to say, that Lieut. Fitzjames, one seaman, and one marine of the C'ornwallis, were severely wounded. The operations of this day were executed under a burning sun, with the thermometer above 90°, and the loss of life in consequence has been serious. In addition .to those killed and wounded in action, I have to lament the loss of Brev.
第 50 頁 - ... portion of land, neighbouring the continent, where our own laws should be enforced, free from the chicanery and grasping insolence of the mandarins, and which, in case of any future trouble, might act as a place of refuge to our shipping, and a secure retreat to our authorities, until such force should arrive as would compel the Chinese authorities to respect the laws of civilized nations.