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" However, I contrived to eat, with tolerable propriety, a soup prepared with the famous birds' nests, in which the Chinese are such epicures. The substance thus served up is reduced into very thin filaments, transparent as isinglass, and resembling vermicelli,... "
China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and ... - Page 72
by Thomas Allom, George Newenham Wright - 1843
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The Chinese, Volume 1

sir John Francis Davis (1st bart.) - 1836 - 390 pages
...However, I contrived to eat with tolerable propriety a soup prepared with the famous birds'-nests, in which the Chinese are such epicures. The substance...had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when our two Chinese entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer,...
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The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China and Its ..., Volume 1

John Francis Davis - 1836 - 420 pages
...However, I contrived to eat with tolerable propriety a soup prepared with the famous birds'-nests, in which the Chinese are such epicures. The substance...had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when out two Chinese entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer,...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge

1837 - 486 pages
...epicures. The substance thus served up is reduced -into very thin filaments, transparent as ising-glass, and resembling vermicelli, with little or no taste....had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when our two Chinese entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer...
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The Chinese: A General Description of China and Its Inhabitants, Volume 2

Sir John Francis Davis - 1840 - 422 pages
...very thin filaments, transparent as isinglass, and resembling vermicelli, with little or no taste.i At first I was much puzzled to find out how, with our chop-sticks, i It is generally accompanied with pigeons' eggs, boiled hard, and eaten with soy. [ะจะตะต bowl and...
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The Chinese

sir John Francis Davis (1st bart.) - 1840 - 408 pages
...very thin filaments, transparent as isinglass, and resembling vermicelli, with little or no iaste.i At first I was much puzzled to find out how, with our chop-sticks, i It is generally accompanied with pigeons' eggs, boiled hard, and eaten with soy. [Rice bowl and Chop...
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"Ten Thousand Chinese Things.": A Descriptive Catalogue of the Chinese ...

Nathan Dunn, William B. Langdon - 1842 - 212 pages
...good looks. However, I contrived to eat, with tolerable propriety, a soup prepared with the famous birds' nests, in which the Chinese are such epicures....had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when our two Chinese entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer...
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Ten Thousand Things Relating to China and the Chinese: An Epitome of the ...

Nathan Dunn, William B. Langdon - 1842 - 338 pages
...eat, with tolerable propriety, a soup prepared with the famous birds' nests, in which the Chinese arc such epicures. The substance thus served up is reduced...had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when our two Chincse entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer...
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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Chinese Collection, Now Exhibiting at St ...

William B. Langdon, Nathan Dunn - 1843 - 176 pages
...good looks. However, I contrived to eat, with tolerable propriety, a soup prepared with the famous birds' nests, in which the Chinese are such epicures....had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when our two Chinese entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer...
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The Recreation

1845 - 376 pages
...good looks. However, I contrived to eat, with tolerable propriety, a soup pre*. pared with the famous birds' nests, in which the Chinese are such epicures....various soups which composed the greater part of the din-, ner, and had already called to mind the fable of the Fox and the Stork, when our two Chinese...
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Kidd's Own Journal, Volume 3

1853 - 394 pages
...good looks. However, I contrived to eat, with tolerable propriety, a soup prepared with the famous birds' nests in which the Chinese are such epicures....had already called to mind the fable of the fox and the stork, when our two Chinese entertainers, dipping at once into the bowls with the little saucer...
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