British Opium Policy and Its Results to India and China, Issues 1-12

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876 - China - 308 pages
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Page 84 - ... to protect an infamous contraband traffic, and if it were never to be hoisted except as it is now hoisted on the coast of China, we should recoil from its sight with horror...
Page 265 - Government direct us to prevent British vessels engaging in the traffic, we can enforce any order to that effect ; but a more certain method would be to prohibit the growth of the poppy and manufacture of Opium in British India...
Page 236 - In the morning, these creatures have a most wretched appearance, evincing no symptoms of being refreshed or invigorated by sleep, however profound. There is a remarkable dryness or burning in the throat, which urges them to repeat the opium-smoking.
Page 239 - Think of me as of one, even when four months had passed, still agitated, writhing, throbbing, palpitating, shattered ; and much, perhaps, in the situation of him who has been racked...
Page 284 - India Company, and for the better government of His Majesty's Indian territories, should be read a second time.
Page 120 - 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 235 - China, it does not appear that the Chinese in easy circumstances, and who have the comforts of life about them, are materially affected in respect to longevity by addiction to this habit.
Page 266 - Elliott the decision which they ought to have made known months, not to say years before, that "her Majesty's Government could not interfere for the purpose of enabling British subjects to violate the laws of the country with which they trade;" and that "any loss therefore which such persons may suffer in consequence of the more effectual execution of the Chinese laws on this subject must be borne by the parties who have brought that loss on themselves by their own acts.
Page 127 - This matter is injurious to commercial interests in no ordinary degree. If His Excellency the British Minister cannot, before it is too late, arrange a plan for a joint prohibition (of the traffic), then no matter with what devotedness the writers may plead, they may be unable to cause the people to put aside all ill-feeling and so strengthen friendly relations as to place them for ever beyond fear of disturbance.
Page 241 - The digestive organs are in the highest degree disturbed ; the sufferer eats scarcely anything, and has hardly one evacuation in a week ; his mental and bodily powers are destroyed, — he is impotent.

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