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Dedication


TO THE LADIES AND TO THE MEMBERS

OF THE

MERCANTILE, SEA-FARING AND SPORTING

COMMUNITIES OF CHINA,

MANY OF WHOM I HAVE SO OFTEN HEARD

EXPRESSING REGRET AT NOT KNOWING

"A FEW WORDS OF CHINESE,"

OR HAVE SEEN TURNING AWAY DISHEARTENED

FROM THE ELABORATE SYSTEMS OF

LEARNED SINOLOGUES,

I OFFER THE FOLLOWING PAGES.