The Tales of Peter Parley about Asia

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1845 - 135 sider
 

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Side 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Side 55 - The truth is, the Chinese are an ignorant and superstitious people, and their religion is a system contrived by cunning priests to obtain influence over them. Like the religion of Mahomet, it is a false religion...
Side 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Side 2 - An act supplementary to an act, entitled, * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,* and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Side 57 - The men are servile, deceitful, and utterly regardless of truth. From the Emperor to the beggar, through every rank of society, through every grade of office, there is a system of cheating and hypocrisy, practised without scruple, and without remorse. The Europeans have found by experience, that no faith whatever, can in general, be reposed in the Chinese.
Side 57 - What of the character of the people ? far as we are able to ascertain, are servile, deceitful, and utterly regardless of truth. From the emperor to the beggar, through every rank of society, through every grade of office, there is a system of cheating and hypocrisy...
Side 58 - ... without scruple and without remorse. The Europeans have found by experience that no confidence whatever can, in general, be placed in the Chinese ; though, as I before told you, there are some honourable exceptions. Thus I have given you a sketch of China. It is one of the most extensive kingdoms, and is by far the most populous, in the world. Enjoying a delightful climate, and a fertile soil, a land beautifully diversified by hills and valleys, and watered with hundreds of rivers: it is still...
Side 18 - The top of the map is north, the right hand, east, the bottom part, south, and the left hand, west. Now this great division of the world, is separated, as you see on the map, into thirteen different countries.
Side 32 - ... barbarity, and would consequently use us cruelly if in their power, we immediately weighed anchor, and stood on our voyage farther to the south, which improved in the beauty and verdure of the trees as we advanced, always sailing within sight of the coast, which is everywhere low land covered with trees. We came at length to the mouth of a very large river, which is not less than six or eight miles wide at the entrance, and narrows a little way within to three or four miles, and finding that...
Side 42 - ... respective countries. There are also many silk manufactories here, several of which belong to foreigners. About three miles from the city of Canton, there is a place called the Boat Town. This consists of about forty thousand boats, which cover the river, and form a kind of floating city. All these boats touch one another, and are ranged so as to form streets. The people who inhabit them have no other dwelling, and are prohibited by law from settling on the shore. Each boat lodges a family, including...

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