A String of Chinese Peach-stones

כריכה קדמית
C. H. Kelly, 1895 - 479 עמודים
Chinese tales, anecdotes and literary references strung together on a thread of narrative and picturing the village life of central China during the period of the Taiping rebellion, 1849-1867.

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עמוד 153 - Thus, when Heaven is about to confer a great office on any man, it first exercises his mind with suffering and his sinews and bones with toil. It exposes his body to hunger and subjects him to extreme poverty. It confounds his undertakngs. By all these methods it stimulates his mind, hardens his nature and supplies his incompetencies.
עמוד 227 - Lu asked about serving the spirits of the dead. The Master said, 'While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve their spirits?' Chi Lu added, 'I venture to ask about death?' He was answered, 'While you do not know life, how can you know about death?
עמוד 479 - God's will may be done on earth as it is done in Heaven. Amen.
עמוד 260 - For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heaven and earth : And oft, though Wisdom wake, Suspicion sleeps At Wisdom's gate, and to Simplicity Resigns her charge, while Goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems...
עמוד 4 - A mussel was sunning itself by the river bank when a bittern came by and pecked at it. The mussel closed its shell and nipped the bird's beak. Hereupon the bittern said : ' If you don't let me go to-day, if you don't let me go to-morrow, there will be a dead mussel.
עמוד 478 - Forms to be observed when Men wish to forsake their Sins. — They must kneel down in God's presence, and ask him to forgive their sins. They may then...
עמוד 478 - Our Heavenly Father, of his great mercy and unbounded goodness, Spared not his first-born Son, but sent him down into the world To give his life for the redemption of all our transgressions, The knowledge of which coupled with repentance saves the souls of men.20 The hymn was followed by a reading from the Bible, after which their creed was recited.
עמוד 479 - Divine favour, and the Holy Spirit's * assistance to renew their hearts, saying grace at every meal, keeping holy the Sabbath day, and obeying all God's commandments, especially avoiding idolatry. They may then be accounted the children of God, and their souls will go to heaven when they die ; all people throughout the world, whether Chinese or foreigners, male or female, must observe this in order to obtain salvation.
עמוד 227 - Extreme is my decay. For a long time, I have not dreamed, as I was wont to do, that I saw the duke of Chau." 6. The Master said, "Let the will be set on the path of duty. "Let every attainment in what is good be firmly grasped. "Let perfect virtue be accorded with. "Let relaxation and enjoyment be found in the polite arts.
עמוד 90 - DEAD flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour : so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. 2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand ; but a fool's heart at His left.

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