ANNAM: Wedding & Thanks

In the firmament of the Son of Heaven a brilliant new star has risen! Supple as the neck of the swan is the charm of her graceful form. Her black and sparkling eyes, in hours of ease, envelop and thrill that happy mortal allowed to see. O, Nguyen Huu Hao! Beautiful are all thy ways.

Thus to the sighing of bamboo and banyan trees along the River of Perfumes sang the minstrels of Annam last week of the coming of a new Queen. The cultivators of rice turned from their fields; on the river...

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