China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture and Social Habits of That Ancient Empire; Drawn, from Original ... by Thomas Allom.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...appears to afford ample proof: on the continent, in Italy more especially, they constitute one of the chief delights of the majority; and, although perhaps Punch is less admired by the intellectual children of the nineteenth century than of those that have passed, a showman's bill, preserved in the British Museum, demonstrates the esteem in which "Motions"--the obsolete name for puppet-shows--were held by the public, in the Augustine age of our own Queen Anne. TEMPLE OF BONZES IN THE QTJANG-YEN ROCK. Christian, look home! Thy heart's recesses scan, The chambers of thy spirit's imag'ry; 'Mark well its mazes subterranean, Idol enthron'd, and troops that bow the knee. Christian, look home! and ere to curse thou dare, Be sure no Bonze's cavern'd haunt is there. C. J. c. The Pei-kiang-ho, which traverses the province of Quang-tung, rising in the Melin mountains, passes through a district remarkably picturesque, but by no means fertile. The river's channel separates the sandstone from the limestone formation, except perhaps in one place, where an immense opening has been made by the waters right through the former species of rock, which rises in precipitous cliffs above them to a height of not less than eight hundred feet Some leagues north of this remarkable strait, and of those pillars of a Chinese Hercules, is the city of Chao-chou-foo, enclosed with inhospitable walls of brick and stone, and near to it, the head of the available navigation. Here the flat-bottomed boat, lined with mats, is always exchanged for a junk of superior lightness and accommodation; and here also the river is crossed by a bridge of boats, the central portion of the pontoon being readily removable to permit free navigation. Gliding down the smooth N flowing...show more
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