Asiatic Journal

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Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1839 - Asia
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Page 260 - Master's injunction, to unite the wisdom of the serpent with the harmlessness of the dove.
Page 281 - ... him between the presents, ranged in due order on one side, and the place where the emperor sat on the other, and then kneeling, he bowed his forehead quite down to the ground, and so crawled backwards like a crab, without uttering one single word. So mean and short a thing is the audience we have of this mighty monarch.
Page 32 - Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing ; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands : But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed, Oth.
Page 8 - I leisurely contemplated the massive frame before me, seeming as though it had been cast in a mould of brass, and protected by a hide of an inch and a half in thickness, it was no longer matter of astonishment, that a bullet discharged from a distance of eighty or ninety yards, should have been attended with little effect upon such amazing strength. The extreme height from the crown of the...
Page 7 - Our stealthy approach was soon opposed by an illtempered rhinoceros, which, with her ugly oldfashioned calf, stood directly in the path, and the twinkling of her bright little eyes, accompanied by a restless rolling of the body, giving earnest of her...
Page 129 - Oh woman ! lovely woman! Nature made thee To temper man: we had been brutes without you; Angels are painted fair, to look like you : There's in you all that we believe of heav'n, Amazing brightness, purity and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love.
Page 297 - The first sofas were covered with cushions and rich carpets, on which sat the ladies ; and on the second their slaves behind them, but without any distinction of rank by their dress, all being in the state of nature, that is, in plain English, stark naked, without any beauty or defect concealed. Yet there was not the least wanton smile or immodest gesture among them : they walked and moved with the same majestic grace which Milton describes our general mother with.
Page 54 - At each pan stood a workman stirring the tea rapidly round with liis hand, having previously added a small quantity of turmeric in powder, which of course gave the leaves a yellowish or orange tinge ; but they were still to be made green. For this...
Page 279 - Nagasaki and the chief interpreter are the only persons who accompany the opperhoefd, and give him the signal of retreat, which, like his entrance, is performed in a very stooping attitude ; so that, although the presence of numbers may be perceived, it is impossible, without violating the laws of Japanese courtesy, to look round for what should attract attention or excite curiosity.
Page 135 - Their principles of action, and the consequent evil practices of the English, forwarded their miseries, and contributed to fill the air with those pestilential vapours that seized their vitals, and speeded their hasty passage to the other world. Luxury, immodesty, and a prostitute dissolution of manners, found still new matter to work upon.

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