Memoirs of a Captivity in Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812, and 1813: With Observations on the Country and the People, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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H. Colburn and Company, 1824 - Japan
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Page 172 - From the repeated solicitations which you have hitherto made to us, you evidently imagine that the customs of our country resemble those of your own ; but you are very wrong in thinking so. In future, therefore, it will be better to say no more about a commercial connection.
Page 171 - This year it has not been enforced, because we wished to communicate with your countrymen; but all that may henceforth present themselves will be driven back by cannon-balls. Bear in mind this declaration, and...
Page 206 - The joy of the Japanese was, indeed, unfeigned. We understood from the interpreters, that in consequence of an application from the High Priest of the city, the Bunyo had issued orders that prayers for our safe voyage should be offered up in all the temples for the space of five days.
Page 286 - After the whole of this solemn ceremony was finished, he stood up, and with a frank, and, indeed, a Very cheerful expression of countenance, asked me for some brandy to treat his sailors at parting. He drank with them, and accompanied them on deck without giving them any further charge. We then landed them, and they proceeded, without interruption, towards the fortress. All that passed between Kachi and the sailors who were separated from him, together with the significant words " It will...
Page 39 - Japanese were filled with amazement at our unexpected appearance. They started back when they first beheld us, but finding that we were unarmed, they advanced boldly, seized us, bound our hands slightly behind our backs, and conducted us to a village on the shore. Our guards never permitted themselves to offer us the slightest insult, or illtreatment of any kind ; on the contrary, when they observed that I limped, and walked with pain, two of the soldiers took me by the arms, and assisted me in ascending...
Page 322 - In the evening he went on shore, in order to draw up a circumstantial report of his proceedings. The city of Chakodade, the second in magnitude on the island, is situated on 'its southern coast, on the declivity of a high circular hill, which rises above the peninsula there formed : it is washed on the south by the Bay of Sangar, and on the north and west by the Bay of Chakodade, which is very convenient for receiving a large fleet. The peninsula forms its junction on the east by a narrow strip of...
Page 270 - ... her voice soft. Her countenance was expressive and interesting, and she was altogether calculated to make a very agreeable impression. She could not be older than eighteen. We entertained her with fine green tea and sweetmeats, of which she ate and drank moderately. On her taking leave I made her some presents, with which she appeared to be very much pleased. I hinted to our countrywoman that she should embrace her. When the Japanese observed what was intended, she ran into her arms, and kissed...
Page 265 - I informed him, that he must hold himself in readiness to accompany me to Russia, and explained the circumstances which compelled me to make such an arrangement. He understood me perfectly well ; and when I proceeded to state my belief that Captain Golownin, Mr. Moor, and the rest of the Russian prisoners, had been put to death, he suddenly interrupted me, exclaiming, " That is not true. Captain Moor and five Russians are living in Matsmai, where they are well treated, and enjoy the freedom of walking...
Page 207 - Several boxes, containinglackered vessels, were afterwards brought in, as presents from the interpreters, in return for the books which, with the consent of the government, they had received from us ; but they had been ordered to accept of nothing more. We were, however, very well assured that these presents were sent to us at the expense of the government. On the following day, the 7th of October, we put on our best clothes. The servants and guards packed up our other clothes in boxes, without omitting...

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