The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Education, Social Life, Arts, Religion, &c., of the Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants

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Wiley and Putnam, 1848
 

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Sivu 362 - I have been disrespectful ; whether or not, pride and prodigality have had a place in my heart, springing up there unobserved ; whether from...
Sivu 38 - Mongols, but are given to agriculture or hunting, according to the part of their country they inhabit. They are of a lighter complexion and slightly heavier build than the Chinese, have the same conformation of the eyelids, but rather more beard, and their countenances present greater intellectual capacity. Literary pursuits are more esteemed by them than by Mongolians, and they are less under the priesthood.
Sivu 263 - It has the head of a camel, the horns of a deer, eyes of a rabbit, ears of a cow, neck of a snake, belly of a frog, scales of a carp. claws of a hawk, and palm of a tiger. On each side of the mouth are whiskers, and its beard contains a bright pearl. The breath is sometimes changed into water and sometimes into fire, and its voice is like the jingling of copper pans.
Sivu 523 - How can you dare to destroy or injure it ? Let females guard their chastity and purity, And let men imitate the talented and virtuous. When you know your own errors then reform ; And when you have made acquisitions do not lose them. Forbear to complain of the defects of other people, And cease to rely [too much] on your own superiority.
Sivu 26 - ... great trade. This great work is seen scaling the precipices and topping the craggy hills of the country, which have along this coast a most desolate appearance. Some of the party who went in-shore in the steamer to within two miles...
Sivu 298 - When we turn from the ravings of the Zendavesta, or the Puranas, to the tone of sense and of business of this Chinese collection, we seem to be passing from darkness to light — from the drivellings of dotage to the exercise of an improved understanding...
Sivu 362 - Prostrate I beg Imperial Heaven, Hwang Teen, to pardon my ignorance and stupidity, and to grant me self-renovation ; for myriads of innocent people are involved by me, a single man. My sins are so numerous, it is difficult to escape from them.
Sivu 263 - It has nine resemblances, or forms, viz. : the head of a camel, the horns of a deer, eyes of a rabbit, ears of a cow, neck of a snake, belly of a frog, scales of a carp, claws of a hawk, and palm of a tiger.
Sivu 415 - for the purposes of education among the ancients, villages had their schools, districts their academies, departments their colleges, and principalities their universities.
Sivu 311 - In the first month of the present winter occurs the sixtieth anniversary of her majesty's sacred natal day. At the opening of the happy period, the sun and moon shed their united genial influences on it. When commencing anew the revolution of the sexagenary cycle, the honor thereof adds increase to her felicity. Looking VOL.

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