Narrative of the Expedition to China: From the Commencement of the War to Its Termination in 1842; with Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the Singular and Hitherto Almost Unknown Country, Том 2
H. Colburn, 1843
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anchored appearance APPENDIX approach arms arrangements arrived attack barbarians batteries boats body British buildings Canton Captain carried China Chinese close command defences destroyed direction dollars duty effect Elliot enemy English entered fire five force foreigners formed fort forts four gate give guns hand heights Henry hill Hong Kong houses hundred immediately imperial inhabitants island junks Keshen killed landed Lieutenant loss Macao Madras majesty's mandarins March marines mate merchants miles military Modeste morning mounted move native nearly Nemesis night officers once opened party passage passed position present proceeded province quickly received regiment remained Respect returned river round Royal seen sent severely ships shore shot side soldiers soon steamers taken Tartar thousand tion took town trade troops vessels village walls whole wounded yards
Стр. 415 - LOCHIEL. False Wizard, avaunt ! I have marshalled my clan, Their swords are a thousand, their bosoms are one ! They are true to the last of their blood and their breath, And like reapers descend to the harvest of death.
Стр. 399 - ... come, attack them; and let them also proclaim it to all, whether officers or people, that it becomes them to regard these foreigners with a hostile spirit, to cherish towards them the asperity of personal enemies. Speedily report perfect victory, and all shall enjoy rewards from their sovereign. That it will be so, we indeed cherish strong hopes. Be these commands made known universally.
Стр. 400 - Already has a flying dispatch been sent to the different provinces of Hoonan, Szechuen, and Kweichow, that four thousand soldiers be immediately got ready, and sent with all haste to Canton, there to await orders; cause, therefore, that Keshen, in concert with Lin Tsihseu and Tang Tingching, take the necessary steps for settling this business. If the rebellious foreigners dare to approach our inner shores, let them be immediately exterminated.
Стр. 148 - ... coffins that were opened presented an appearance almost natural. The bodies were all embalmed. They were dressed in a long loose upper garment of silk or crape, which crumbled into powder on being touched ; tight breeches of the same material, and embroidered shoes. All those examined were males. In the right hand of each was a fan, and in the left a piece of paper, having Chinese characters written thereon. In the corners, and other empty spaces in the coffins, were small bags containing a strong...
Стр. 414 - But though such a system may be effectual against a mob, which every broken body is, it must fall before the steady advance of disciplined soldiers. The major-general will only add, that Britain has gained as much of fame by her mercy and forbearance, as by the gallantry of her troops. An enemy in arms is always a legitimate foe, but the unarmed, or the supplicant for mercy, of whatever country or whatever colour, a true British soldier will always spare.
Стр. 373 - ... Chin-hai being only two thousand and some odd,) are so disproportioned to the number of foreign soldiers, that at present it is better to remove our force, and not hazard an engagement. First, we ought to devise some plan to wear out their soldiers, that they may be slow in advancing and retreating ; and when our forces are collected in great numbers, we can again act together to resist and attack them, that at an appointed time we may at once seize them all.
Стр. 411 - Your city is spared because the gracious Sovereign of Great Britain has commanded the high English officers to remember that the good and peaceful people must be tenderly considered. But if the high officers of the Celestial Court offer the least obstruction to the British forces in their present stations, then it will become necessary to answer force by force, and the city may suffer terrible injury.
Стр. 171 - Rousing their valor, drove these devils before them. From the white cloud hills The heavenly Lord poured down his rain, And many hundred devilish barbarians Were by it utterly annihilated. The head of one was thrust into a cage, It was their great chief Bremer. At this their courage and hearts became as water, Routed, they threw off their clothes and fled.
Стр. 414 - Gough feels a confident assurance that every man will do his duty, that he will have the gratifying task, not only of recording and bringing to notice acts of gallantry, but (what is of infinitely more consequence in the present instance, and will afford stronger proof of devotedness to our country's honour and our professional character,) of unshaken discipline and undeviating attention to the orders issued by the officers in the command of columns of attack. 3. The nature of the position to be...