East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan

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Century Company, 1907 - East Asia - 349 pages

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Page iii - OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
Page 2 - Canal is exempted from blockade, and vessels of all nations, whether armed or not, are to be allowed to pass through it in peace or war. The...
Page 87 - Kill not — for Pity's sake — and lest ye slay The meanest thing upon its upward way. Give freely and receive, but take from none By greed, or force or fraud, what is his own. Bear not false witness, slander not, nor lie ; Truth is the speech of inward purity.
Page 256 - Gem of the orient earth and open sea, Macao! that in thy lap and on thy breast Hast gathered beauties all the loveliest, Which the sun smiles on in his majesty.
Page 148 - ... tomb— a garden planted with flowers and fragrant shrubs, emblems of life, and solemn cypresses, emblems of death and eternity. In Mogul days such a garden was maintained as a pleasure ground during the owner's lifetime, and used for his interment when dead. "And she who loved her garden, lieth now Lapped in a garden. And all this for Love...
Page 256 - Bends to the breeze and now thy sands are prest With gentlest waves, which ever and anon Break their awakened furies on thy shore! Were these the scenes that poet looked upon; Whose lyre though known to fame knew misery more? They have their glories, and earth's diadems Have nought so bright as genius
Page 160 - s footstool has any queen such a monument, and it is even more beautiful in the silver dress of moonlight than in the golden robes of the midday sun.
Page 209 - ... Kong" is variously interpreted, but the generally accepted meaning is "Fragrant Streams." Just as Singapore guards the south entrance into the China Sea, so does Hong Kong, fifteen hundred miles away, guard the north. On the south the entrance is through the Straits of Malacca, on the north *nrough the Straits of Formosa. Had Great Britain, according to the usual custom of war, retained possession of Manila, which she had conquered in 1762, instead of giving it back to Spain at the end of the...
Page 17 - ... native from keel to topmast truck, are the envy of the world. The perfecting of the turbine engine may mark a new era in shipbuilding, and mercantile craft dependent on older systems of machinery may in a few years be unable to compete with the new order of things. In but one department of national growth is the United States backward — shipping, in its broad and commercial acceptance. To promote it should now be the plan of both political parties. Our canal can never pay until we enter as...

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