Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, During the Years 1835, 36, and 37: Including a Narrative of an Embassy to the Sultan of Muscat and the King of Siam, Band 2
R. Bentley, 1838
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Seite 337 - But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still his master's own, Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone, Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth, Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth: While man, vain insect!
Seite 295 - And the bee banquets on through a whole year of flowers ; Where the sun loves to pause With so fond a delay, That the night only draws A thin veil o'er the day ; Where simply to feel that we breathe, that we live, Is worth the best joy that life elsewhere can give.
Seite 132 - Sultan's dominions, the persons escaping from the wreck shall be taken care of and hospitably entertained, at the expense of the Sultan, until they shall find an opportunity to be returned to their country, (for the Sultan can never receive any remuneration whatever for rendering...
Seite 134 - If hereafter any foreign nation other than the Portuguese shall request and obtain His Majesty's consent to the appointment of Consuls to reside in Siam, the United States shall be at liberty to appoint Consuls to reside in Siam, equally with such other foreign nation.
Seite 230 - Chinese have a kind of arithmetical board or abacus called swan-pan or ' counting board,'1 on which, by constant practice, they will perform calculations in numbers with surprising facility. It consists of an oblong frame of wood, having a bar running lengthwise, about two-thirds its width from one side. Through this bar at right angles, are inserted a number of parallel wires having moveable balls on them, five on one side and two on the other of the bar. The principle on which computations are...
Seite 130 - ... or others, who may wish to purchase the same, or to barter the same for any produce or manufactures of the kingdom, or other articles that may be found there. No...
Seite 297 - Japanese accidentally discovered a very large island, " one of their barks having been forced there in a storm " from the Island Hachijo, from which they computed it to " be 300 miles distant towards the East. They met with no " inhabitants, but found it to be a very pleasant and fruitful " country, well supplied with fresh water and furnished with " plenty of plants and trees, particularly the arrack tree, "which however might...
Seite 129 - Pi-marông-chat-tava-sôk, (or the year of the Dragon,) corresponding to the twentieth day of March, in the year of our Lord 1833. One original is written in Siamese, the other in English ; but as the Siamese are ignorant of English, and the Americans of Siamese, a Portuguese and a Chinese translation are annexed, to serve as testimony to the contents of the treaty. The writing is of the same tenor and date in all the languages aforesaid...
Seite 131 - ... liberty so to do , and the proper officers shall furnish them with passports: Provided always, There be no legal impediment to the contrary. Nothing contained in this article shall be understood as granting permission to import and sell munitions of war to any person excepting to the King, who, if he does not require, will not be bound to purchase them ; neither is permission granted to import opium, which is contraband; or to export rice , which cannot be embarked as an article of commerce.
Seite 133 - If any citizens of the United States, or their vessels, or other property shall be taken by Pirates, and brought within the Dominions of the Sultan, the persons shall be set at liberty, and the property restored to the owner if he is present, or to the American Consul, or to any authorized agent.