Some Glimpses Into Life in the Far East (Google eBook)

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Richardson, 1865 - East Asia - 332 pages
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Page 110 - For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth. 4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Page 110 - My days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. My heart is smitten and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread. By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. I am like a pelican in the wilderness ; I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top.
Page 219 - ... men, were from the Soloo islands. The steamer soon came up with the pirates, who were then drawn up in line astern of the junk, and fired upon the Diana as she approached. But they had now a different enemy to deal with, and the steamer stopping her paddles as she came opposite each prahu, and being able to get her guns to bear with terrible effect, poured in a destructive fire, stretching the pirates in masses on their decks. The headmost and largest prahu, however, maintained a fierce resistance,...
Page 219 - The prahus, measuring from 50 to 60 feet in length, well armed, and having on board nearly 400 men, were from the Soloo islands. The steamer soon came up with the pirates, who were then drawn up in line astern of the junk, and fired upon the Diana as she approached. But they had now a different enemy to deal with, and the steamer stopping her paddles as she came opposite each prahu, and being able to get her guns to bear with terrible effect, poured in a destructive fire, stretching the pirates in...
Page 309 - ... still less that he could possibly have done anything to give colour to the accusation brought against him. Giovanni alone of all the three foresaw that there would be trouble, and dimly guessed how the thing had been done ; for he did not fall into his father's error of despising an enemy, and he had seen too much of the world not to understand that danger is often greatest when the appearance of it is least. Breakfast was hardly over when Donna Tullia was announced. All rose to meet her, and...
Page 220 - ... being able to get her guns to bear with terrible effect, poured in a destructive fire, stretching the pirates in masses on their decks. The headmost and largest prahu, however, maintained a fierce resistance, protracting the contest till the evening, when she was boarded in a half sinking state, which rendered it necessary to cut her adrift from the Diana. The other five, favoured with a breeze, hoisted sail and edged away to the southward, when darkness coming on enabled them to effect their...
Page 35 - The card players retire to a snug cool end of the verandah, where also brandy and water may be had ad libitum. The young ladies take their turn at the piano, and it may be the room is cleared for dancing. The China scarf over that young officer's shoulder shows where his heart has gone to. A swarm of butterflies...
Page 269 - Company's official, as he was imbued with many of the weaknesses which a monopoly of power and honour is sure to foster in human nature. When the East India Company lost their trade monopoly, they clung the more desperately to their governmental monopoly.
Page 42 - Intimately acquainted with the various social and political movements of the natives, his conversation was interesting and entertaining. At this time the war of Tuanku Mahomed Saad was going on, on the opposite shores, against the Siamese ; and this was a fertile subject of discussion between him and his friends. He would fulminate anathemas against the pigs of idolaters who were now, with the assistance of a British frigate...
Page 208 - There were hundreds of houses robbed which I have not noticed, indeed I have only given a very slight idea of what they did. Nevertheless the great men who governed the country remained quiet, satisfied with their evening drives, their...

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