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ROUND THE WORLD.
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JAPANESE BETTOE (Horse Keeper).
From a Sketch taken in Japan by an English Artist.e K
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SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.
ROUND THE WORLD;
TRAVELS IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND-CEYLON, CHINA, JAPAN, AND CALIFORNIA.
With numerous Illustrations.
HATCHARDS, 187 PICCADILLY, W.
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STRANGEWAYS AND WALDEN, PRINTERS,
Castle St. Leicester Sq.
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I. INTRODUCTORY....... 1
II. MELBOURNE........ 14
III. BALLARAT........ 27
IV. SYDNEY........ 45
V. THE BLUE MOUNTAINS...... 57
VI. BRISBANE ....... 71
VII. WESTBROOK........ 85
VIII. NEW ZEALAND....... 101
IX. PICTON HARBOUR -- WELLINGTON -- LYTTELTON -- CHRISTCHURCH -- DUNEDIN.....118
X. TASMANIA........ 128
XI. ADELAIDE........ 136
XII. CEYLON........ 144
XIII. CHINA......... 192
XIV. SHANGHAI........ 254
XV. MANCHURIA--MONGOLIA..... 302
XVI. TIENTSING--PEKING...... 323
XVII. JAPAN......... 386
XVIII. YOKOHAMA AND YEDO...... 412
XIX. SAN FRANCISCO....... 499
XX. NEW YORK........ 552
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LIST OF PLATES.
JAPANESE BETTOE (HORSE-KEEPER) Frontispiece.
VIEW FROM THE BRITISH CONSUL'S RESIDENCE, CANTON....204
CANAL SCENE NEAR NINGPO......262
SUNRISE ON THE TUNG HOO (TUNG LAKE)....272
THE INN OF GLORY AND FELICITY, MANCHU-TARTARY....315
GREAT WALL OF CHINA, FROM ONE OF THE TOWERS....370
PAVILION IN THE GROUNDS OF THE SUMMER PALACE, PEKING....382
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
HAVING been fortunate enough to meet with so much favour at the hands of the public that a Second Edition of this work has been called for, I am glad of the opportunity of correcting some errors and misprints which occurred in the First Edition, and of expressing my thanks to those critics who have--all of them mercifully, most of them kindly--reviewed my work. It is a cause of regret, that not being in England I am unable to avail myself as fully of their hints and criticisms as I might otherwise have done.
With regard to one review, I wish to say a few words in particular. The reviewer criticises severely what I have said respecting missionaries, and missionary labour; and refutes my assertions on the subject by bringing to my notice the labours of one of the most zealous and learned of his class. I am certainly not unacquainted with Dr. Wilson, of 'whose profound learning, and intimate acquaintance with native language, history, and religion,' no one who has, or who has had, any connection with India can be ignorant.
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His excellence both as a missionary and man of learning must be universally acknowledged and admired. I also know of some others among the German Lutheran missionaries, whose zeal, self-denial, and devotion cannot be estimated too highly. But I would beg to remark that exceptional cases should not be taken for the purpose either of making or refuting an assertion. And as exceptional cases I take both that of Dr. Wilson, and that of the French Roman Catholic missionaries quoted by the reviewer. If my remarks seem to apply to such a man as Dr. Wilson, I can only regret that they fail to convey my meaning, and acknowledge that they are undoubtedly deserving of the reviewers censure.
ALICE M. CLERK.
23rd February, 1870.
P.S. A friendly critic in 'The World' (New York) of the 7th of March, points out two mistakes, which I gladly correct: one in page 625, that General Washington's head-quarters were at Cambridge, when he assumed command of the Continental Army, after, not before, the Battle of Bunker's Hill; the other, at page 631, that the ladies I refer to are the nieces, not the daughters, of Washington Irving. --A.M.C.
SUEZ, May 1870.