Among the Sons of Han: Notes of a Six Years' Residence in Various Parts of China and Formosa ... (Google eBook)

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Tinsley Brothers, 1881 - China - 314 pages
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Page 131 - Merciful heaven! What, man! ne'er pull your hat upon your brows; Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.
Page 249 - A King, whose character may be best described by saying that he was despotism itself personified, unprincipled ministers, a rapacious aristocracy, a servile Parliament, such were the instruments by which England was delivered from the yoke of Rome. The work which had been begun by Henry, the murderer of his wives, was continued by Somerset, the murderer of his brother, and completed by Elizabeth...
Page 2 - ... they loved, and commit themselves to a residence of several years in China, It is simply impossible to describe the intense sorrow which I experienced when the sad hour of parting at last arrived, when I said good-bye to those from whom I had never been separated for any length of time before, and felt that years must elapse before my eyes could rest on their loving forms again. The scene...
Page 184 - ... up at the expense of the mission by nurses in various parts of the country. Many natives, who from poverty or other causes are desirous to get rid of their children, knowing the benevolent nature of the foreign missionaries, expose their newly-born infants in places where the Padre or some...
Page 1 - LEAVING home for the first time, with the prospect of a lengthened absence, is a sad and terrible undertaking ; and when your destination lies at the other side of the globe...
Page xi - ... too bitter, to be borne. Duty, however, which makes the path of life smooth to some, for others often necessitates the sacrifice of tb.eir most cherished feelings ; AMONG THE SONS OF HAN.
Page 91 - ... altar and drank from a silver wine cup while the matron of honour chanted wishes that they might enjoy long life and harmony and have many children. Firecrackers were let off outside to end the ceremony. 'Whenever I looked up to steal a glance at Kai-shek,' Chen's memoirs record, 'I could see that he had a preoccupied and uncomfortable look about him, appearing to be happy and proud, but a little impatient. I knew instinctively his main thought was to get the ceremony over with.
Page iii - ... governmental functions ; committees should make their hearings and proceedings public ; and final consideration of the budget should be in committee of the whole. Disagreements between the two houses might be minimized by the creation of joint committees on finance. The book is apparently intended for readers who have neither the time nor the inclination to study more elaborate treatises on the subject. It presents in a clear, interesting way the case for the legislative as opposed to the executive...
Page 151 - BANQUET. 151 at the close of the repast, when a servant brought a dirty-looking wooden pail full of steaming hot •water, and a dark coarse cloth, which latter the mandarins, whilst seated at table, each in turn dipped in the water, and then mopped their unctuous faces in the most unconcerned manner...
Page 262 - A dirty-looking young priest was seated in one corner of the building, where he had charge of the little pieces of yellow paper with oracular statements printed...

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