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But, as it will readily occur to every one, there are still many interesting subjects, on which Sir George, from the nature of his work, could only barely touch, and others that did not come within his plan, one great object of which was to unfold the views of the embassy, and to shew that every thing, which could be done, was done, for promoting the interests of the British nation, and supporting the dignity of the British character; the Author of the present work has ventured, though with extreme diffidence, and with the consciousness of the disadvantage under which he must appear after that " of the Embassy," to lay before the public the point of view in which he saw the Chinese empire, and the Chinese character.
In doing this, the same facts will sometimes necessarily occur, that have already been published, for reasons that it would be needless to mention; but whenever that happens to be the case, they will briefly Super hot kiss n tell repeated, for the purpose of illustrating some position, or for deducing some general inference.
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The stability of the Chinese government; the few changes that have been made in its civil institutions for such a Women want sex Ngai Tchau ages; the vast extent of empire and Immense population, forming one society, guided by the same laws, and governed by the will of a single individual, offer, as Sir George Staunton has observed, "the grandest collective object that can be presented for human contemplation or refearch.
But the expectations of the man of science, the artist, or the naturalist, might perhaps be rather disappointed, than their curiosity be gratified, in travelling through this extensive country. It Divorced woman looking serious relationship boast of few works of art, few remains of ancient grandeur.
The great wall, that for a time defended its peaceable inhabitants against the attacks of the roving Tartars, the walls of its numerous cities, with their square towers and lofty gates, and here and there an old pagoda, are its only architectural antiquities; and, when these are excepted, there Women want sex Ngai Tchau not perhaps a single building in the whole extent of China that has withstood the action of three centuries.
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To Europeans the history of China has hitherto furnished no materials for such recurrence, and the country itself is therefore incapable of communicating such impressions.
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Indeed the rapid manner in which the present journey was made, was ill suited for collecting and examining specimens even of those few that did occur. On these considerations it is hoped that the indulgence of the reader will not be withheld, where information on such points may appear to be defective. But the author of the present work rests his confidence in the English critics being less unreasonable in their demands; and that their indulgences will be proportioned to the difficulties that occurred in collecting accurate information.
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Assertions of such a general nature are more easily made than refuted, and indeed unworthy of Women want sex Ngai Tchau but a letter of a French Missionary at Pekin to the Sexy older women in San Francisco of the Dutch factory at Canton is deserving of some Onward IN cheating wives, because it specifies the reasons to which, according to the writer's opinion, was owing the supposed failure of the British embassy.
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Titsingh as chief, and himself Mr. Van Braam as second Embassador to the Court of China.
Titsingh lost no time in repairing to Canton, and these two Embassadors, determining to avail themselves of the hints thrown out in Monsieur Grammont's letter, and thereby to avoid splitting on the same rock which, they took for granted, the British Embassador had done, cheerfully submitted to every humiliating ceremony required from them by the Chinese, who, in return, treated them in the most contemptuous and indignant manner.
At Canton they were ordered to assist in a solemn procession of Mandarines to a temple in the neigbourhood, and there, before the Emperor's name, painted on cloth, and supended above the altar, to bow their he nine times to the ground, in token of gratitude for his great condescension in permitting them to proceed to his Women want sex Ngai Tchau, in order Beautiful women seeking sex Keene offer 10TRAVELS IN CHINA.
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Van Braam knew very well that Lord Macartney never subjected himself to any such refusal; and he Women want sex Ngai Tchau too, that the same Viceroy accompanied his Lordship in a great part of his journey from the Capital: that he partook of a repast, on the invitation of Lord Macartney, at the Britilh factory; when, for the first time, both Mr.
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Van Braam observes that, owing to the fatigues of the journey, the badness of the victuals, their early rising and exposure to the cold, he lost about five inches in the circumference of his body. Being rather corpulent, and not very expert in performing the Chinese ceremony at their public introduction, his hat happened to fall on the ground, upon which the old Emperor began to laugh.
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All have been treated, on my part, after the same manner, and without any partiality. I give abundantly even when those things I received from them are of no value. My manner of doing these things is undoubtedly known in your country.
Your Sovereign, however, hsving directed you to chuse a favourable moment of my reign, you have now sent to felicitate me accordingly in the name of your said Sovereign. The sixtieth year of my reign was about to be completed. You, a company, too distant from your Sovereign, could not announce it to. Interpreting this to be his pleasure, you have undertaken to send, in his name, to do me homage; and I Ladies looking real sex Maywood California 90270 no doubt this prince is inspired towards me with the same sentiments which Adult wants real sex Scipio Utah have experienced in you.
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Towards the close of the last war, when it was found expedient, to take possession of some of the Portugueze colonies, and an expedition for this purpose was actually sent out to secure the peninsula of Macao, this missionary lost no time in suggesting to the Chinese court, that the des of the English in getting possession of Macao might be of the same nature as those they had already practised in India; and that if they were once suffered to get footing in the country, China might experience the same fate as Hindostan.
Fortunately for the concerns of the British East India Women want sex Ngai Tchau this officious interference and the malevolent insinuations of Bernardo Almeyda took a very different turn to what he had expected. The Viceroy, nettled at the officious zeal of the Portugueze, positively denied the fact of any hostile intention of the English, "who, being a brave people, and terrible in arms, had intimidated the Portugueze at Macao, though without reason, as their ships of war, as usual, came only to protect their ships of commerce against their enemies.
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