Some glimpses into life in the Far east [by J.T. Thomson]. [With] Sequel, Volum 1 (E-bok fra Google)

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Side 110 - For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth. 4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Side 110 - My days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth. My heart is smitten and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread. By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. I am like a pelican in the wilderness ; I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house-top.
Side 219 - ... men, were from the Soloo islands. The steamer soon came up with the pirates, who were then drawn up in line astern of the junk, and fired upon the Diana as she approached. But they had now a different enemy to deal with, and the steamer stopping her paddles as she came opposite each prahu, and being able to get her guns to bear with terrible effect, poured in a destructive fire, stretching the pirates in masses on their decks. The headmost and largest prahu, however, maintained a fierce resistance,...
Side 219 - The prahus, measuring from 50 to 60 feet in length, well armed, and having on board nearly 400 men, were from the Soloo islands. The steamer soon came up with the pirates, who were then drawn up in line astern of the junk, and fired upon the Diana as she approached. But they had now a different enemy to deal with, and the steamer stopping her paddles as she came opposite each prahu, and being able to get her guns to bear with terrible effect, poured in a destructive fire, stretching the pirates in...
Side 220 - ... being able to get her guns to bear with terrible effect, poured in a destructive fire, stretching the pirates in masses on their decks. The headmost and largest prahu, however, maintained a fierce resistance, protracting the contest till the evening, when she was boarded in a half sinking state, which rendered it necessary to cut her adrift from the Diana. The other five, favoured with a breeze, hoisted sail and edged away to the southward, when darkness coming on enabled them to effect their...
Side 35 - The card players retire to a snug cool end of the verandah, where also brandy and water may be had ad libitum. The young ladies take their turn at the piano, and it may be the room is cleared for dancing. The China scarf over that young officer's shoulder shows where his heart has gone to. A swarm of butterflies...
Side 208 - I shall not enlarge further on the conduct of the Chinese Tan Tae Hoey. In Singapore they were exceedingly licentious, and did as they pleased, without regard to decency or civilized manners. How many lives of the servants of God, how much property, did they unjustly take ! There were...
Side 274 - No private gentleman, in his estimation, had any rank in society. The wealthy merchant's lady ranked only as the wife of a sergeant-major, a clerk's as a corporal's, and a tradesman's as a private's.
Side 34 - This course comes to an end and a general round of drinking healths takes place. Meanwhile the table is cleared, and the next course...
Side 167 - Law is of opinion that the book dates as far back as three or four centuries ; with all submission I would make it not more than a century or a century and a half. The style is so...

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