The Empire of China is an old, crazy, first-rate Man of War, which a fortunate succession of able and vigilant officers have contrived to keep afloat for these hundred and fifty years past, and to overawe their neighbours merely by her bulk and appearance....
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished ... - Pagina 396
door sir John Barrow (bart.), George Macartney (earl.) - 1807
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