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China, During the War and Since the Peace Volume 2
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China, During the War and Since the Peace Volume 2

John Francis Davis Sir John Francis Davis

Published by Rarebooksclub.com | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...and add to his fame. The coffin was sent under a convoy of officers of rank; whereever it stopped, on the road to Peking, the POSTHUMOUS DISGRACE. 211 same honours were bestowed on the dead as had been due to the living; and his nephew and younger brother were to be promoted for the merits of their illustrious relation. But if fame and public favour are frail possessions elsewhere, they are still worse in China. When the disastrous results of the war had entirely reversed the imperial counsels, and when the disgraced advocates of peace, Keshen and Eleepoo, were again in the ascendant, it.was discovered that the hero Yukien had drawn enormous sums which were never accounted for, and that he had deceived his sovereign by his misrepresentations. His relations, therefore, became responsible for his debts, and his name was to go down to posterity as a lying pretender and a public swindler. The prefect of Ningpo, who had fled with great precipitation, reported to the emperor, soon after its occupation, that "the remaining cities on the coast were in jeopardy; that the people of the metropolis had removed their families and goods; and that the rabble, availing themselves of their flight, had plundered with great rapacity. Under these circumstances, not a soldier there could be relied on; and it therefore became the best course to defend the approaches in the direction of Tsaoungo, and protect Hangchow, as the barbarians by the route of Chapoo would proceed to that great city, their rebellious and murderous propensities being inflamed to an immeasurable degree." The local officers became utterly bewildered how to proceed, and were reduced to appeal to Peking for advice. To all this the emperor replied, that they must act upon the defensive until the great...

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Book: China, During the War and Since the Peace Volume 2
Author: , ,
ISBN-13: 9781154375947
Product Code 9781154375947
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2012-05-01
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Number of Pages: 00082
Language: English

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