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Translations of Chinese poems and prose, circa 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 33/11

Scope and Contents

'Translation of a Cantonese "Squib" upbraiding one of the officials for his covetousness': an English translation by Robert Hart of a lampoon in prose and verse against Lew Tae-yang (senior assistant of the Pwan-yu magistrate in Canton), 15 October 1858, 1 bifolio, including a drawing of a coffin and an explanatory note by Hart. There is also 'Translation of a Chinese Ballad found in the Western Suburbs': an English translation by Hart of a poem beginning 'Yeh and his deeds I sing, who all our troubles caused', including a textual note by Hart (1858?), 1 bifolio.


  • circa 1858

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2 item(s) (2 bifolios)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, but the first sheet is torn.

Repository Details

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