Across America And Asia; Notes Of A Five Years' Journey Around The World, And Of Residence In…

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byRaphael Pumpelly

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDICES. APPENDIX I. Extract moil Retort or Consul Harvet, Op Ninoto, To Sir F. Bruce, oir The Rebellion'. 1802. Three months have elapsed since Jwngpo fell into the hands of the insurgents; and from the hour of its capture to the moment when I am penning these lines, not one single step in the direction of a "good government " has been taken by the Taipings--not any attempt made to organize a political bod}- or commercial institutions--not a vestige, not a trace of anything approaching to order, or regularity of action, or consistency of purpose, can be found in any one of their public acts; the words "governmental machinery," as applied to Taiping, have no possible meaning here; and, in short, desolation is the only end obtained--as it has always been wherever the sway of the marauders has had its full scope, and their power the liberty of unchecked excesses. I feel that this is but a melancholy result to have to report; and this sad account may, probably, not prove satisfactory to, or be concurred in, by those whose minds have been deceived, and their ardent imaginations carried away by exaggerated expectations, such as " regeneration of the Empire," " redemption of China," " introduction of Christianity," and "salvation of the people." But to those who, like myself, were not influenced by these imaginary hopes, and who judged of Taipingdom in sober sense and dispassionately, the last three months probation is by no means startling, the experiment having produced exuetly what was expected--ruin, desolation, and the annihilation of every vit:tl principle in all that surrounds the presence, or lies under the ban, of the Taipings. It is palpable that a party which, after ten years' full trial, is found to produce nothing, and to destroy everything, cannot pre...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDICES. APPENDIX I. Extract moil Retort or Consul Harvet, Op Ninoto, To Sir F. Bruce, oir The Rebellion'. 1802. Three months have...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217674151

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