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tremely populous ; that it was divided into two great parts by a very long and very broad street ; that the Emperor, his chief minister, the soldiery, the supreme judge, the eunuchs, and all belonging to the Imperial household lived in that part of the city which is on the right hand eastward ; that the people hold no manner of communication with them. The part on the left hand westward is inhabited by the people and the merchants." This account, though a thousand years old, agrees in the main with the present divisions of the city to-day.