Voyage Of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along The Coast Of Corea, To The Island Of Lewchew, With An…

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byJohn M'leod

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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. 1818. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... until the 22d, when intimation was received that a great personage intended paying a visit to the commodore. At the mouth of a little river, opposite which we were anchored, we observed this chief embarking amidst a great concourse of people. He was saluted on his approach with three guns from each ship, and received on board with every mark of respect. He was a man about sixty years of age, with a venerable white beard: his dress a purple robe, with very loose sleeves, and fastened round his middle with a sash of red silk; he had sandals on his feet, with white gaiters, not unlike short stockings. His cap (the badge of his dignit}7) was made of some slight material, twisted neatly into folds, and covered with a light purple-coloured silk. He had a numerous suite with him; some were official people of different ranks, and the rest his personal attendants. Here the occasion of our visit was again discussed; the pumps were set to work to shew the effect of the leak; and promises, on their part renewed, of every assistance. Although they had not heard from the king on the subject of our coming on shore, and notwithstanding it was contrary to a general rule for any stranger to land upon their coast; yet, they now said, a few of the officers were always welcome to walk about within certain bounds. After partaking of a very handsome entertainment, he took his leave, the captain promising to return his visit. At one o'clock on the following day the boats were manned, and Captains Maxwell and Hall, with several of the officers in full uniform, proceeded into Napa-kiang*. This harbour is the mouth of a river, at the entrance of which, on each side, are strongbuilt walls or piers, for a considerable way up, and inside were anchored several rather large junks. Vessels unde...

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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. 1818. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... until the 22d, when intimation was received that a great personage intended paying a visit to the commodore. At the mouth of a little...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217303463

ISBN - 13:9780217303460

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