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Description : Excerpt from Transactions of the Korea Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1913, Vol. 4 Your humble servant, however; has only to speak in English and it is enough to make you smile. I remember having Spoken before a great assembly of stud ents in Tokyo some four years ago. The speakers on the oc casion were, besides myself, the late Rev. Dr. Lloyd, of the Im perial University, Mr. Iwaya, who is the best writer in Japan for young people, and Captain Sakurai, hero of Port Arthur and the famous author of Human Bullets. I may say I am a better speaker in Japanese and I believe I made a pretty good speech. Mr. Iwaya and Captain Sakurai are eloquent speakers and were, as usual, eminently successful. But the laurels of the day were won by Dr. Lloyd, and he was accorded the loudest applause by the audience. It was not because his speech was specially good, but it was because he spoke in Japanese and that in very quaint Japanese. The late Dr. Lloyd was a great scholar of Japanese literature, but I must say he spoke very funny Japanese. Every sentence he uttered was greeted with immense delight by his hearers and for half an hour, during which he spoke, he te ceived round after round of thunderous applause. I do not venture to hope to score such sucess as was won by him. That day, but I do hope that the quaint English in whichi speak will prevent you from sleeping for half an hour. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.