S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington,
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after that we hoped to diverge to untrodden ground southwards. No one could tell us anything of the garden mentioned by the French ; and we were nearly giving up the object of our search when, on the morning of the 12th of April, as we left the town, we came upon it close by our joss-house. It has been allowed to go to rack and ruin, and has grown out of memory already in fourteen years. Enclosed by a red-coloured wall it is of considerable area, with a sheet of water in the centre. Imitation joss-houses, gateways and bridges were in the most utter state of ruin. For the first time during our journey thrushes were to be seen in this town in a great number of houses.
the prefect and general at lin-an.the prefect and general at lin-an.