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A Siamese Temple at Bang-kok.
Physical form.a Siamese notions of beauty.a Dress.a Various customs and usages.a Funerals.a Progress in the useful arts.a Architecture.a Progress in higher branches of knowledge.a Kalendar.a Arithmetic, weights, measures, and coins.a Geography and navigation.a Music.a Alphabet.a Language.a Siamese literature.a Bali or sacred literature.a Education.a General observations on the nations and tribes between India and China.a General estimate of the character of the Siamese.
In the remaining chapters of this work, I shall lay before the reader such information respecting the people whom I visited, and their country, as was collected by myself, or others, during our voyage, and which could not be included in the Journal without frequently interrupting the nar-