According to the Japanese laws, the Japanese may not trade, except with the Dutch and Chinese. It will not be allowed that American make a treaty with Japan, or, trade with her, as the same is not allowed wit any other nation. Concerning strange lands, all things are fixted at Nagasaki, but not here in the bay; therefore you must depart as quick as possible, and not come any more to Japan.
FOR THOSE WHO BEGIN TO LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AT THE FIRST YEAR OF Manneng
The English language is so generally extensive, that almost all Nations speak it, and have books for learning it. Such a thing has given us an idea, to publish this small work for every body, beginning to learn the English. And this is conformed to that which has the title of FAMILIAR METHOD, published by the master R.VAN DER PYL, a Dutch institutor, but only with these differences, to present the inflections and the conjugations in another manner, and to omit the proverbs.
We trust this work will meet the wished of all so that they may be able to understand the English language.
ENGLISH AND JAPANESE LANGUAGE[S]
AT YEDO, 1862
As the study of the English language is now rapidly becoming general in our country we have had for sometime the desire to publish a “Pocket Dictionary of the English and Japanese languages” as an assistance to our scholars.
In the meantime we received an order to prepare such a Dictionary as soon as possible having in view how indispensible(sic) is the knowledge of a language so universally spoken to become rightly and fully acquainted with the manners, customes and relations of different parts of the world, and its daily important occurrences and changes.
The teachers of the School of European languages — Messrs. NICI SUESKAY, TIMRA GORO,TAKEHARA YUSHIRO,MITSKCORI TEISIRO, etc. have most cordially lent us their valuable aid and have done all in their power to promote the object of this work.
It is our heartly with that this work, however imperfect, may tend to assist those who may favor it with their attention, and that the words which prove most useful in daily practice may be noted, and any faults indicated, in order that we may have every facility for improving the next edition.