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第 236 頁 - For the better preservation of harmony in future, Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and His Majesty the Emperor of China mutually agree that, in accordance with the universal practice of great and friendly nations, Her Majesty the Queen may, if she...
第 190 頁 - Should any be desirous of procuring gold or silver for the purposes of manufacture, such as of drinking-cups, girdles, or other articles wrought of these metals, they in like manner apply at the mint, and for their paper obtain the bullion they require. All his majesty's armies are paid with this currency, which is to them of the same value as if it were gold or silver. Upon these grounds, it may certainly be affirmed that the Grand Khan has a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign...
第 235 頁 - ... 4. The island of Hong Kong to be ceded in perpetuity to her Britannic Majesty, her heirs and successors. 5. All subjects of her Britannic Majesty (whether natives of Europe or India), who may be confined in any part of the Chinese Empire, to be unconditionally released. 6.
第 189 頁 - ... cotton, but quite black. When ready for use, he has it cut into pieces of money of different sizes, nearly square, but somewhat longer than they are wide. Of these, the smallest pass for a...
第 204 頁 - If they cannot obtain it when that daily period arrives, their limbs become debilitated, a discharge of rheum takes place from the eyes and nose, and they are altogether unequal to any exertion ; but, with a few whiffs, their spirits and strength are immediately restored in a surprising manner. Thus opium becomes, to opiumsmokers, their very life ; and, when they are seized and brought before magistrates, they will sooner suffer a severe chastisement than inform against those who sell it.
第 190 頁 - When any persons happen to be possessed of paper money which from long use has become damaged, they carry it to the mint, where, upon the payment of only three per cent, they may receive fresh notes in exchange. Should any be desirous of procuring gold or silver for the purposes of manufacture, such as of drinking cups, girdles, or other articles wrought of these metals, they in like manner apply at the mint, and for their paper obtain the bullion they require.
第 7 頁 - ... a heated wall, and rubbing them with brushes until dry. This paper is unfit for writing on with liquid ink, and is of a yellowish colour. The Chinese size it by dipping the sheets into a solution of fish-glue and alum, either during or after the first process of making it.* The sheets are usually three feet and a half in length, and two in breadth. The fine paper used for letters is polished, after sizing, by rubbing it with smooth stones.
第 45 頁 - ... and money. The actual state of the sciences in China may perhaps be ranked with their condition in Europe, some time previous to the adoption of the inductive method in philosophy. The constitutional ingenuity and industry of the people has led them to fall upon various practical results, in spite, as it would seem, of a feature in their character and habits which is opposed to the progress of knowledge. They profess to set no value on abstract science, apart from some obvious and immediate end...
第 151 頁 - Davis, in his history of China, states that every substance convertible into manure is diligently husbanded. The cakes that remain after the expression of their vegetable oils, horns and hoofs reduced to powder, together with soot and ashes, and the contents of common sewers, are much used. The plaster of old kitchens, which in China have no chimneys but an opening at the top, is much valued, so that they will sometimes put a new plaster on a kitchen for the sake of the old. All sorts of hair are...
第 109 頁 - ... being subsequently recovered, and restored to the aviary, the most extravagant demonstrations of joy were displayed by the fond couple. ' But this was not all, for, as if informed by his spouse of the gallant proposals made to her shortly before his arrival, the drake attacked the luckless bird who would have supplanted him, beat out his eyes, and inflicted so many injuries as to cause his death.

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