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" The material and distribution of the furniture within at once displayed grandeur and elegance. The tapestry, the curtains, the carpets, the lanterns, the fringes, and the tassels were disposed with such harmony, the colours so artfully varied, and the... "
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished ... - Pagina 259
door sir John Barrow (bart.), George Macartney (earl.) - 1807
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Our First Ambassador to China: An Account of the Life of George, Earl of ...

Helen Henrietta Macartney Robbins - 1908 - 479 pagina’s
...with such harmony, the colours so artfully varied, and the light and shade so judiciously managed, that the whole assemblage filled the eye with delight,...greatness, which European refinements have not yet attained.1 I forgot to mention that there were present on this occasion three ambassadors from Tatze...
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Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the ...

K. N. Chaudhuri - 1990 - 477 pagina’s
...grape . . . The order and regularity in serving and removing the dinner was wonderfully exact . . . The commanding feature of the ceremony was that calm...greatness, which European refinements have not yet attained.71 Western visitors to the Celestial court were generally rare and the few envoys who did...
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Cherishing Men from Afar: Qing Guest Ritual and the Macartney Embassy of 1793

James Louis Hevia - 1995 - 292 pagina’s
...with such harmony, the colours so artfully varied, and the light and shades so judiciously managed, that the whole assemblage filled the eye with delight,...pleasing serenity and repose undisturbed by glitter and affected embellishments. (MD, 124; emphasis added) And therein lay the danger. Oriental splendor...
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Civilization and Its Contents

Bruce Mazlish - 2004 - 188 pagina’s
...aware of Chinese achievements and prepared to praise them. Thus, he wrote of his reception as showing "that calm dignity, that sober pomp of Asiatic greatness,...which European refinements have not yet attained." He admired Chinese agriculture and its beauty, and considered the Chinese "certainly the best husbandmen...
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