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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 433

Volume 17, New Series, April 17, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,966 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 495
Added to site: 2006.05.13
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Genre: Periodical
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with a view to re-arrangement. Declining health probably prevented the author from perfecting his plan, and hurried his pages to the press; death has now removed him from his labours. But a collection of authentic historic facts is valuable, however loosely embodied; and few writers have enjoyed such favourable opportunities as Dr Gutzlaff for obtaining them.

Referring first to the personal history of Taou-Kwang, we find that his education was more Tatar than Chinese. He was one of the numerous grandchildren of the imperial house of Keelung, but without any expectation of filling the throne, as both his mother and paternal grandmother were inferior members of the imperial harem. The discipline under which the royal family was trained, was of the strictest kind. Each of the male children, on completing his sixth year, was placed with the rest under a course of education superintended by the state. Though eminent doctors were engaged to instruct them in Chinese literature, yet archery and horsemanship we

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