Quedah, A Cruise in Japanese Waters, The Fight on the Peiho

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W. Blackwood, 1865 - China - 535 pages

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Page 230 - All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
Page 217 - WHEN the breeze of a joyful dawn blew free In the silken sail of infancy, The tide of time flow'd back with me, The forward-flowing tide of time ; And many a sheeny summer-morn, Adown the Tigris I was borne, By Bagdat's shrines of fretted gold, High-walled gardens green and old ; True Mussulman was I and sworn, For it was in the golden prime Of good Haroun Alraschid.
Page vi - SWEET MEMORY, wafted by thy gentle gale, Oft up the stream of Time I turn my sail, To view the fairy haunts of long-lost hours, Blest •with far greener shades, far fresher flowers.
Page 38 - ... group of islands, about twenty miles distant, in quest of some ; and this job I had regularly to execute every tenth day or so. The three islands are known under the names of the Bounting Group ; the Malays, with a playful fancy, having, in the outline of one of them, seen a resemblance to a woman in that "state in which ladies wish to be who love their lords.
Page 350 - So long as the sun shall warm the earth, let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan ; and let all know, that the King of Spain himself, or the Christians' God, or the great God of all, if he violate this command, shall pay for it with his head.
Page 370 - Japan, with their ships and merchandise, without any hindrance to them or their goods ; and to abide, buy, sell, and barter, according to their own manner with all nations ; to tarry here as long as they think good, and to depart at their pleasure.
Page 251 - Descends in silence — while around waves on The mighty forest, reckless what is gone! Such is man's doom — and, ere an hour be flown, — Start not, thou trifler ! — such may be thine own...
Page 370 - ... or their assigns. And that they shall or may build one house or more for themselves in any part of our Empire where they shall think fittest, and at their departure to make sale thereof at their pleasure.
Page 370 - Kingdoms, or shall from hence transport to any foreign part ; and do authorize those ships that hereafter shall arrive and come from England to proceed to present sale of their commodities, without further coming or sending up to our court.
Page 172 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.

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