Presbyterian board of publication,
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S IA M AND LAOS.
PARLOR OF CHINESE HOUSE.
white silk, with birds and flowers painted on them.
" But small the bliss that sense alone bestows, And sensual bliss is all the nation knows ; In florid beauty proves and fields appear : Man seems the only growth that dwindles here."
In the cool of the evening the working classes gather in groups round the doors of their houses,