Letters from China: With Particular Reference to the Empress Dowager and the Women of China
Sarah (Pike) Conger ("Mrs. E. H. Conger."), Sarah Pike Conger, Tzʿu-hsi ((Empress dowager of China ;)
A. C. McClurg & Company, 1909 - China - 392 pages
An American woman visiting China relates her experiences and offers insights into Chinese society and culture.
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AMERICAN LEGATION asked beautiful Boxers bring British brought buildings called chairs Chang character China Chinese colors coming Conger Court customs dear Emperor Empress Dowager entered escorted everything father firing flowers followed foreign four friends gate gifts girls give Government guards hand head heart honor hundred ideas Imperial interest invited ladies leave letter living look Majesty March marines meaning Ministers mission missionaries morning never night o'clock officials opened palace passed Peking present Prince Princess protect quiet reached received replied respect returned rich seems seen sent servants siege sister soldiers standing steps strange streets taken tell temple things thought to-day told took troops turned wall Wang watch wife wish wonderful write Yamen
Page 94 - Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life ; but we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead ; who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver ; in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us...
Page 94 - For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life...
Page 108 - I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Page 95 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Page 27 - She was bright and happy, and her face glowed with goodwill. There was no trace of cruelty to be seen. In simple expressions she welcomed us, and her actions were full of freedom and warmth. Her Majesty arose and wished us well. She extended both hands to each lady, then, touching herself, said with much enthusiastic earnestness,
Page 113 - Yamen, pending future arrangements for your return home, in order to preserve friendly relations intact from beginning to end. But at the time of leaving the Legations there must on no account whatever be taken any single armed foreign soldier, in order to prevent fear and doubt on the part of the troops and people leading to untoward incidents.
Page 104 - There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee; I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Page 117 - For one month we have been besieged in British legation under continued shot and shell from Chinese troops. Quick relief only can prevent general massacre.
Page 150 - ... perils and privations, the fortitude and courage which you have all maintained, and the heroism of your little band of defenders. We all mourn for those who have fallen and acknowledge the goodness of God which has preserved you and guided the brave army that set you free. WILLIAM McKiNLKY.