The Chersonese with the Gilding Off, Volume 1

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R. Bentley and Son, 1885 - Malay Archipelago - 250 pages

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Page 112 - ... in Yorkshire than in London, with the result that, or possibly because of the fact that, the rhythm of Yorkshire English is different from that of London English. It is impossible to say which is cause and which is effect. This modification of the vowel sound of unstressed syllables is a source of much anxiety to those who are concerned with speech. Most of us agree that the final vowels of singer, actor, banana, are the same in sound, although they are differently represented in writing. Some...
Page 87 - She having lived shut up and veiled in a Malay house all her life, was thoroughly Malay in her ways and customs ; her ideas, which were the narrowest of the narrow, revolted against his, which, truth to tell, were not in all respects improved by contact with Europeans.
Page 129 - English policemen of the rough-and-ready order, whose ' 'arts ' were in the right place, according to their own account, but whose Its were decidedly in the wrong. One of these, who constantly acted as interpreter for the Resident, infected all the Malay rajas in the country, so that they began to talk and write of Tuan Hinnes and the Hofficc in the Arabic character.
Page 8 - ... join the forces as in 1914. Trade unions were persuaded to co-operate with this scheme, partly by a government promise, repeated as late as March 1939, that there would be no conscription in peacetime. In the New Year some of the shock of Munich began to wear off. On 10 March Sir Samuel Hoare hoped that a new era of peace and prosperity was about to begin. Hitler, who seems never to have been in the least affected by all the steps taken to appease him, seized what was left of Czechoslovakia five...
Page 234 - I of course understand" (AI 165). This seems to be a rare example of an overt admission by de Man that he is bound to be caught in the traps he sets for others, that what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. In the rest of "The Concept of Irony...
Page 263 - I suppose it was in memory of his nautical days that he generally pitched his voice in tones that would have done admirably well for giving orders during a storm at sea, and trying to drown the roar of the elements. From the moment he came into the house until the moment he left it, he never stopped shouting. Even from the very bath-room, shouts of 'Lines!
Page 38 - Sultan, seated astride on a carpenter's bench, or else squatting on the ground, amid a crowd of dirty followers, watching a cock-fight. He was...
Page 18 - Wo stopped a minute or two to look at the hill of Jugra, and agreed aloud that if we had to remain six months in this fearful place we must either leave the service or commit suicide.
Page 17 - The first bit of the mud-path took us between Malay wigwams, called by courtesy the bazaar, where squalid wares were displayed hanging from strings, or shut up in glass bottles on account of the ants.
Page 14 - A weary afternoon, evening, and night, succeeded each other, and were succeeded in their turn by a still wearier morning and afternoon. I constantly asked the boatmen how much farther it was to Langat, but they did not appear to know exactly. Sometimes they told me it was so many tanjongs (bends of the...

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