A sketch of a Chinese comedian performing his part before the the British Ambassador, December 19, 1793, at Canton.
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At every stand for hackney-coaches in the metropolis, there is one or more persons termed watermen, whose occupation is to attend to the horses.
The travelling Barge, of the Mandarin Van-tazhin, who attended the Embassy.
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His boots are of satin, with thick soles of paper: these are always worn by the mandarines and superior Chinese.
England 1813. These laborers are, in general, a hardy, robust class of men, and furnish the best soldiers in our armies.
A peasant with his wife and family. The feet of children are prevented from growing large. The Mother is in the dress of the northern provinces.
The usual dress of the Austrian peasants in the year 1813 is represented in this Plate.