The History of China, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The History of China, Vol. 2 of 2

The name Water-lily was chosen on account of the popularity of that plant. M. Huc says, The poets have celebrated it in their verses, on account of the beauty of its flowers the doctors of reason have placed it among the ingredients for the elixir of immortality and the economists have extolled it for its utility. Chinese Empire, vol. Ii. Pp. 309-10.

Peleen brotherhood, which, far from being crushed by Imperial edicts, and by the failure in the streets of Pekin, declared itself Openly inimical to the constituted authorities, and did its best to meet force by force.

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