The Chinese; A General Description Of The Empire Of China And Its Inhabitants Volume 2

Paperback | June 28, 2012

bySir John Francis Davis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...produced at her gate, purporting to be an account of her father's recall from exile. This gains entrance for the partisans and domestics of her abandoned admirer, by a numerous party of whom she is instantly surrounded. She desires to be conveyed to the magistrate, at the same time concealing in her sleeve a small dagger which may still avail her at her utmost need. As the magistrate is the friend and ally of the suitor, they readily comply with her desire, and hurry the young lady off in her chair " like a flight of crows or swallows on the wing." The hero, Teihchungyu, whom we left on the point of proceeding on his travels, has just entered the town, and is riding leisurely along, when, in turning a corner, he meets the cortege, and comes violently in contact with the chair that contains Shueypingsin. Being nearly thrown by the shock, he seizes with characteristic energy upon one of the party; but, having received a suitable explanation, he is about to loose his hold when a plaintive female voice from within the chair exclaims, " 1 am suffering violent wrong, and rely on your bravery for succour." As any other knighterrant might do, he takes the whole party prisoners, and brings them to the tribunal of the magistrate, who is sitting ready prepared to give judgment in favour of his profligate friend. Our hero strikes on the great drum at the gate, and boldly entering the court addresses the judge on terms of equality. The latter, however, is not deterred from awarding Shueypingsin to her suitor; which so rouses the indignation Shueypingsin's indefatigable suitor meanwhile makes one more attempt to get possession of the young lady, by engaging the services of a newlyarrived imperial commissioner, a friend and protege of his...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...produced at her gate, purporting to be an account of her father's recall from exile. This gains entrance for the partis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217344852

ISBN - 13:9780217344852

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