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Nephew,Â€– the Emperor Commands you to do homage. (Handing him over to the Emperor) Mind you bow! Down to the ground, you rascal! ) HANS. I shall do it in my own way. ) A little dumb show here, between the Uncle & Nephew. HANS kneels on one knee to the Emperor. VAN GLOZ. ) My nephew, Sir, is raw, Unused to forms at Court; and somewhat daunted In so august a presence. EMPEROR. ) Your Uncle’s credit with me, is your passport To my protection;Â€– and we must advance you. VAN GLOZ. ) BowÂ€– bow again:Â€– Confound him, he’s as stiff As a Dutch kitchen-poker!
Barrow reviewed the narratives of the Amherst embassies in two substantial articles for the Quarterly Review for 1817, bringing home to the British public the vexed issue of the kowtow. He argued that the stakes were extremely high, as it was on the ‘refusal or compliance with this degrading and humiliating demand’ that ‘England must continue to maintain, in the eyes of this haughty government, that high rank and independent spirit for which she had hitherto been known to them, or set the seal of vassalage to her submission, and be registered among the number of their petty tributaries’ (Barrow, 1817, pp.
If Tom is up, I shall go to him directly and get it over; and when we meet at breakfast we shall be all in high good humour at the prospect of acting the fool together with such unanimity. You, in the meanwhile, will be taking a trip into China, I suppose. Â€. He went; but there was no reading, no China, no composure for Fanny. He had told her the most extraordinary, the most inconceivable, the most unwelcome news; and she could think of nothing else. To be acting! After all his objectionsÂ€– objections so just and so public!