AN AMERICAN MERCHANT IN EUROPE, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA: A SERIES OF LETTERS FROM JAVA, SINOAPORN, CHINA, BENGAT, EGYPT, THE HOLY LAND, THE ORIMEA AND ITS BATTLE GROUNDS, ENGLAND, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, ETC, ETO (Google eBook)

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Page 159 - IT IS TRUE, I CANNOT PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FLOWING POISON; GAIN-SEEKING AND CORRUPT MEN WILL, FOR PROFIT AND SENSUALITY, DEFEAT MY WISHES ; BUT NOTHING WILL INDUCE ME TO DERIVE A REVENUE FROM THE VICE AND MISERY OF MY PEOPLE.
Page 23 - It may be a curious consideration, to reflect what we are to do with this colony when it comes to years of discretion. Are we to spend another hundred millions of money in discovering its strength, and to humble ourselves again before a fresh set of Washingtons and Franklins...
Page 160 - The sleeping smokers are like corpses, lean and haggard as demons ; such are the injuries it does to life ; it throws whole families into ruin, dissipates every kind of property, and destroys man himself. There cannot be a greater evil than this. In comparison with arsenic, I pronounce it to be tenfold the greater poison, for those who smoke the drug are injured in many ways.
Page x - Western branch of the old concern. Youth gives activity, and hence the young man opens his letters before breakfast, on the steps of the postoffice, whilst the old gentleman prefers breaking the seal in dressinggown and slippers after dinner. Young America showed the same feelings of independence, in establishing a house of his own, that every young man experiences who leaves the old house to earn an honest livelihood by his own exertions. " In this instance however, the connection with the old concern...
Page ix - After tracing the descent of Young America for a thousand years, he says : " But if the retrospective view has dazzled us, how much more astonishing is the present; when our thirteen little States are rolling on towards forty living Republics, bound together as one nation ; when our three millions have grown to thirty, and
Page 375 - All we require is a little energy and a good deal of money to make the wheel turn rapidly. The 'old chums' will not budge from the office and take as little pride about putting things in shape as we should in fencing Timbuctoo. We must introduce a sprinkling of Yankeeism here and show the residents the meaning of despatch.
Page 206 - ... interest in watching the motions of the State prisoners, and distinguished natives, who, dressed in the picturesque costume of their country, had been invited to partake in the festivities of those who had brought them to their present humiliating position. Kings, Princes and Rajahs, or their descendants, were there bowing and cringing under the iron rule of military power.
Page 204 - Lady Canning did not dance while I was present, but, reclining in courtly style upon the regal chair, received the court from her honoured lord and the several distinguished civilians and military officers present. The formality of her reception was freezing, for that aristocratic bow was worse than an electric shock. Her dress was of white tulle, over a white satin skirt, looped up with red roses, with a head-dress of red velvet and pearls not, in my opinion, elegant; but the blaze of diamonds...
Page vii - Co. at Melbourne, he took a prominent and active part in all measures for the advancement of the colony, and when he left, was honored with a complimentary dinner by the merchants of Melbourne. His portrayal of the marvelous growth of that city, from its wharfless condition when he reached there to its present commercial position, is a description of events which, it is probable, can never be repeated in any other portion of the globe. For this correspondence we have adopted the title of
Page 511 - ... strongly recommend writing by these opportunities, particularly by the overland, as this has invariably proved the quickest means of communication with this country, taking advantage, however, of the chances of any clippers sailing direct from the States, the Nightingale having been only...

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