Young Japan: Yokohama and Yedo, Volume 1

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Trubner & Company, 1880 - Japan
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Page 80 - Hongkong all such laws and ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order and good government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Emperor of China...
Page 41 - Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold, Molten, graven, hammered and rolled ; Heavy to get, and light to hold ; Hoarded, bartered, bought, and sold, Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled : Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old To the very verge of the church-yard mould ; Price of many a crime untold : Gold! gold! gold! gold!
Page 11 - other than expected fellow " : and a samurai is not to be interfered with in cutting down a fellow who has behaved to him in a manner other than is expected.
Page 165 - Accordingly, though we travelled pretty fast ourselves, yet we often met the baggage and fore-troops, consisting of the servants and inferior officers, for two days together, dispersed in several troops, and the prince himself followed but the third day attended with his numerous court, all marching in admirable order.
Page 88 - The President of the United States, at the request of the Japanese government, will act as a friendly mediator in such matters of difference as may arise between the government of Japan and any European power.
Page 165 - T is scarce credible, what numbers of people daily travel on the roads in this country, and I can assure the reader from my own experience, having pass'd it four times, that Tokaido, which is one of the chief, and indeed the most frequented of the seven great roads in Japan, is upon some days more crowded, than the publick streets in any the most populous town in Europe. This is owing partly to the Country's being extreamly populous, partly to the frequent journies, which the natives undertake...
Page 203 - ... obligations with this country, and, more than this, to place them on a far more satisfactory and solid footing than heretofore, by speedily making known and developing any rational and acceptable plans directed to this end, which may be at present concealed by his Majesty the Tycoon or by the Mikado, or both, to the great and imminent peril of Japan.
Page 165 - Country's being extreamly populous, partly to the frequent journies, which the natives undertake, oftner than perhaps any other nation, either willingly and out of their own free choice, or because they are necessitated to it. For the reader's satisfaction, I will here insert a short preliminary account of the most remarkable persons, companies and trains, travellers daily meet upon the road. The Princes and Lords of the Empire, with their numerous retinues, as also the Governors of the Imperial...
Page 228 - We have heard something about a treaty having been negociated, in which a certain limit was assigned to foreigners to move about in ; but we have not heard of any stipulation by which they are authorised to impede the passage of a road. ' Supposing this happened in your country travelling with a large number of retainers as we do here, would you not chastise (push out of the way and beat) any...
Page 17 - I have found it profitable to bring to my aid the experience gained in former and by no means limited intercourse with the inhabitants of strange lands, civilized and barbarian ; and this experience has admonished me that, with people of forms, it is necessary either to set all ceremony aside, or to out-Herod Herod in assumed personal consequence and ostentation.