An Aide-de-camp's Recollections of Service in China: A Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to Other Islands in the Chinese Seas, 第 1 卷

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第 241 頁 - ... defeated them ; but, on the contrary, saluted us after the fashion of the country, and even went so far as to lower lights from the walls for our cigars, upon being requested to do so. Having passed through two small suburb towns, each at a gate of the city, and having followed the course of a large canal, which in many places runs close under the walls, forming a ditch of immense magnitude and depth, we at last entered the suburbs of the southwest gate, in the centre of which the Porcelain Pagoda...
第 264 頁 - Ningpo, and Shanghae, and her Majesty, the Queen of Great 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 hereinafter provided for, are duly discharged by her Britannic Majesty's subjects." The names of the commissioners, together with that of our plenipotentiary,...
第 264 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...
第 276 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 head-dress. There were likewise found...
第 83 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 83 頁 - In August 1841, not one single house was yet built, not a portion of the brush-wood had been cleared away from this desolate spot. By June 1842, the town was considerably more than two miles long, containing store-houses and shops, here called godowns...
第 277 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 171 頁 - The Tartars, however, within the city, were still unsubdued, and having collected in a large body, the 18th and 49th regiments, in advancing by the ramparts, about half an hour after the explosion of the gate, were suddenly fired upon, and unfortunately sustained a severe loss of officers and men, although their opponents suffered in a ten-fold degree. The seamen and marines under Captain Richards were at this time halted for temporary rest, on another part of the ramparts, but immediately advanced...
第 93 頁 - ... lukewarm. A friend told me, that the ice-houses around Ningpo, and especially on the banks of the river between that city and Chin-hae, are beyond calculation. They are built above-ground, and generally upon a platform of earth raised so as to be above the level of the surrounding fields. Upon such a mound, a bamboo frame is thrown, which is well and closely thatched with paddy straw. The ice is collected in tanks or ponds, which the proprietors of the ice-houses take care to keep duly filled...
第 278 頁 - This sum, though immense, is not incredible, when the vast extent of the empire is considered, over the various departments of which he had certainly, for many years, a very unusual, and, indeed, almost unbounded influence.

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