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English Governess at the Siamese Cou

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Synopsis:

Such was Chow Phya Sri Sury Wongse when I was first presented to him: a natural king among the dusky forms that surrounded him, the actual ruler of that semi- barbarous realm, and the prime contriver of its arbitrary policy. Black, but comely, robust, and vigorous, neck short and thick, nose large and nostrils wide, eyes inquisitive and penetrating, his was the massive brain proper to an intellect deliberate and systematic. Well found in the best idioms of his native tongue, he expressed strong, discriminative thoughts in words at once accurate and abundant. His only vanity was his English, with which he so interlarded his native speech, as often to impart the effect of levity to ideas that, in themselves, were grave, judicious, and impressive.

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1834-1914

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429040143
Author:
Leonowens, Anna Harriette
Publisher:
Applewood Books
Author:
Leonowens, Anna
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
371
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.84 in 1.2 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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Product details 371 pages Applewood Books(MA) - English 9781429040143 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Such was Chow Phya Sri Sury Wongse when I was first presented to him: a natural king among the dusky forms that surrounded him, the actual ruler of that semi- barbarous realm, and the prime contriver of its arbitrary policy. Black, but comely, robust, and vigorous, neck short and thick, nose large and nostrils wide, eyes inquisitive and penetrating, his was the massive brain proper to an intellect deliberate and systematic. Well found in the best idioms of his native tongue, he expressed strong, discriminative thoughts in words at once accurate and abundant. His only vanity was his English, with which he so interlarded his native speech, as often to impart the effect of levity to ideas that, in themselves, were grave, judicious, and impressive.
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