felt rugs, and at crowded eating-houses, and the Chinese Secret Societies' Club, till I reach the entrance to the joss-house, a gateway in the roadside, opening into a long sunlit corridor paved with brick, which ends at the door of the first court of the temple. Through its circle there is a full view of the joss-house, rising up from the shady court, all gilt and colour and winged roof. On each side of the porch there is a caparisoned horse, led by a splendid figure of a man, with a great waist, and Tartar eyebrows, and a tremendous air. Horse and man are screened behind a circular window, richly carved into a pattern of rosettes. Overhead there is a theatre, where entertainments are given to the company assembled below.
There follows the second court, bounded at its far end by a temple in which strange figures are depicted, and incense burns perpetually. Through a narrow doorway behind the shrine there is a passage into the third court, and so on to the ultimate shrine, where on high there is raised a white marble figure of the Buddha.