In Togo's Country: Some Studies in Satsuma and Other Little Known Parts of Japan

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Jennings and Graham, 1908 - Japan - 233 pages
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Page 158 - From the authorities of Lew Chew to Commodore Perry: A prepared statement. Sho Fu-fing, general superintendent of affairs in the kingdom of Lew Chew, and Ba Rio-si, treasurer at Shuri, earnestly beg your excellency's kind consideration of some circumstances; and that, to show compassion on our little country, you will take away back to their own land Bettelheim and Moreton, who have remained here long. * • • • • • • In the years 1844 and 1846 some French officers came, and the Englishman...
Page 158 - Bettelheim has loitered away years here and not gone, and now, further, has brought Moreton with his family to take his place, and live here, greatly to the discomfort of the people, and distress and inconvenience of the country. We have learned that your excellency has authority over all the East India, China and Japan seas, and not a ship of any western country can go from one of these seas to the other but you know and regulate its movements.
Page 159 - Japan seas, and not a ship of any western country can go from one of these seas to the other but you know and regulate its movements. Wherefore we lay before you our sad condition in all its particulars, humbly beseeching your kind regard upon it, and requesting that, when your fine ships return, you will take both Bettelheim and Moreton away with you. This will solace and raise us up from our low condition, and oblige us in a way not easy to be expressed.
Page 210 - They contain the essence of the practical devotion and patriotism of the Japanese soldiers and sailors. He said : " Let every man set aside all thought of making a name for himself, but let us all work together for the attainment of our object. ... It is a mistaken idea of valour to court death unnecessarily. Death is not our object, but success, and we die in vain if we do not attain it. Let us keep at it to the last man, until we have done what we can.
Page 158 - In the years 1844 and 1846 some French officers came, and the Englishman Bettelheim also brought hither his wife and children to reside, and they all required something to be daily given them, to our continual annoyance and trouble. Whenever an English or...
Page 215 - Its object was to punish acts of brigandage, to recover fifty Russian prisoners, and to teach the Khan that such conduct on his part could not be continued with the impunity in which the moderation of Russia had led him to believe.
Page 77 - Ephesus on to that pitch of zeal which led them to cry out with one voice about the space of two hours, " Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
Page 158 - French ship came in, we earnestly represented these circumstances to them and besought them to take these people away with them. The Frenchmen, knowing our distresses, went away in the year 1848 to their own country and have not hitherto returned ; but Bettelheim has loitered away years here and not gone; and now, further, has brought Moreton with his family to take his place and live here, greatly to the discomfort of the people, and distress and inconvenience...
Page 97 - ABC books this alphabet, to facilitate its learning by heart, is usually arranged in the following order : a, i, u, e, o ; — ka, ki, ku, ke, ko ; — sa, shi, su, se, so ; — ta, chi, tsu, te, to ; — na, ni, nu, ne, no ; — ha, hi, fu, he, ho ; — ma, mi, mu, me, mo ; — ya...
Page 158 - ... circumstances to them, and besought them to take these people away with them. The Frenchmen, knowing our distresses, went away in the year 1848 to their own country, and have not hitherto returned; but Bettelheim has loitered away years here and not gone, and now, further, has brought Moreton with his family to take his place and live here, greatly to the discomfort of the people, and distress and inconvenience of the country. "We have learned that your excellency has authority over all the East...

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