Sketches in and Around Shanghai Etc

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Printed at the "Shanghai Mercury" and "Celestial Empire" Offices, 1894 - China - 183 pages
"These 'Sketches' ... have for the most part appeared at irregular intervals in the Shanghai mercury."--Introduction (signed J.D. Clark)

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Page 63 - Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range; Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Page 4 - By and by we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders are bound to take it for a cave.
Page 4 - By and by, we hear news of shipwreck in the same place, and then we are to blame if we accept it not for a rock. Upon the back of that comes out a hideous monster, with fire and smoke, and then the miserable beholders arc bound to take it for a cave. While, in the mean time, two armies fly in, represented with four swords and bucklers, and then what hard heart will not receive it for a pitched field ? Now, of time they are much more liberal, for ordinary it is that two young princes fall in love.
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Page 160 - When the devil was sick the devil a saint would be " When the devil was well the devil a saint was he...
Page 155 - Yang-tz', nearly a mile in •width ; from the west, and skirting the northern edge of the range of hills already mentioned, comes the river Han, narrow and canal-like, to add its quota, and serving as one of the highways of the country ; and to the northwest and north is an extensive treeless flat, so little elevated above the river that the scattered hamlets which dot its surface are without exception raised on mounds, probably artificial •works of a now distant age. A stream or two traverse...
Page 155 - Hanyang, a spectator looks down on almost as much water as land even when the rivers are low. At his feet sweeps the magnificent Yangtsze, nearly a mile in width ; from the west, and skirting the northern edge of the range of hills already mentioned, comes the river Han, narrow and canal-like, to add...
Page 37 - Why they had not looked after this in daylight, does not appear from the legend; that difficulty is ignored for the sake of the story. The Emperor was so much pleased by the wonderful appearance of the Moon at what the legend...
Page 37 - Another peculiar custom still in vogue has its origin in the story of this emperor's foragirig-party, namely, that it is still the custom in China that any one can go to the fields or. to the houses of the farmers on this particular night, and take whatever he pleases, in the way of grain, vegetables, or food of any kind, without let or hindrance. The foragers of Ming-Tai-Tso's army, on that eventful night, discovered a peculiar root, which on trial, after cooking, was discovered to be good for food,...
Page 52 - Behind is dragged a wondrous load ; Beneath what monster groans the road? The horrid jaws — the crocodile, The shape the mightier dragon, shows — From man to monster all the while — The alternate wonder glancing goes. Shout thousands, with a single voice,

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