The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts, and History of the Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants, Volum 2

C. Scribner's sons, 1882

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Pàgina 224 - But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Pàgina 563 - Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana...
Pàgina 508 - set afoot to obtain reparation for insults and injuries offered her Majesty's superintendent and subjects ; to obtain indemnification for the losses the merchants had sustained under threats of violence ; and, lastly, to get security that persons and property trading with China should in future be protected from insult and injury, and trade maintained upon a proper footing.
Pàgina 288 - Knang-tnng for permission to build on the mainland, since " they had at last ascertained with their own eyes that the Celestial Empire was even superior to its brilliant renown. They therefore desired to end their days in it, and wished to obtain a little land to construct a house and a church where they might pass their time in prayer and study, in solitude and meditation.
Pàgina 23 - Then, with weak, hasty fingers, Sohrab loosed His belt, and near the shoulder bared his arm, And show'da sign in faint vermilion points Prick'd; as a cunning workman, in Pekin, Pricks with vermilion some clear porcelain vase, An emperor's gift — at early morn he paints. And all day long, and, when night comes, the lamp Lights up his studious forehead and thin hands — So delicately prick'd the sign appear'd On Sohrab's arm, the sign of Rustum's seal.
Pàgina 564 - I hope your health is good. China is a great empire, extending over a great part of the world. The Chinese are numerous. You have millions and millions of subjects. The twentysix United States are as large as China, though our people are not so numerous. The rising sun looks upon the great mountains and great rivers of China. When he sets, he looks upon rivers and mountains equally large in the United States.
Pàgina 617 - In a position of unequalled difficulty, and surrounded by complications of every possible nature, you have succeeded in offering to the eyes of the Chinese nation, no less by your loyal and, throughout, disinterested line of action, than by your conspicuous gallantry and talent for organisation and command, the example of a foreign officer serving the Government of this country with honourable fidelity and undeviating self-respect.
Pàgina 358 - Those who quietly profess and teach these doctrines shall not be harassed or persecuted on account of their faith. Any person, whether citizen of the United States or Chinese convert, who, according to these tenets, peaceably teaches and...
Pàgina 435 - ... in a hole; nor were the women and children spared, many of them likewise being slain, though some of the best were preserved for the use of the commanders, and the rest sold to the common soldiers. Happy was she that fell to the lot of an unmarried man, being thereby freed from vexations by the Chinese women, who are very jealous of their husbands. Among the slain were Messrs. Hambrocock, Mus, and Winshairn, clergymen, and many schoolmasters, who were all beheaded.
Pàgina 270 - I will go and see the spot on which it stood," and directing my bearer to proceed to the place indicated by the Mufti, I passed through streets crowded with curious spectators to an open square, in the centre of which there stood a solitary stone. On one side was an inscription commemorating the erection of the synagogue in...

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