Advance Japan: a nation thoroughly in earnest

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W. H. Allen, 1895 - History - 443 pages
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Page 142 - magnanimously surrendered their principalities, and their voluntary action was accepted by a general Government. Within a year a feudal system firmly established many centuries ago has been completely abolished. What country in the middle ages broke down its feudal system without war
Page 159 - they know everything and boast of their superior wisdom, the presumption is that they have yet much to learn ; and all human experience, as well as the Bible of the Christians, inculcates the idea that before men can be wise and good, they must be humble.
Page 145 - are already in practical operation. " In the Department of Public Works, now under my administration, the progress has been satisfactory. Railroads are being built, both in the eastern and western portions of the Empire.
Page xiv - May our Lord's dominion last Till a thousand years have passed, Twice four thousand times o'ertold ! Firm as changeless rock, earth-rooted, Moss of ages uncomputed Grow upon it, green and
Page 146 - Time, so burdened with precious opportunities, we can ill afford to waste. Japan is anxious to press forward. The red disc in the centre of our National flag shall no longer appear like a wafer over a sealed empire, but henceforth be in fact, what it is designed to be, the noble emblem of the rising sun, moving onward and upward amid the enlightened nations of the world.
Page 291 - It may be safely said that a good knowledge of ten thousand characters will enable one to read any work in Chinese and write intelligibly on any subject,
Page 290 - characters contains thousands of unusual ones which are seldom met with, and which, as is the case with old words in English, are not often learned.
Page 158 - other men, they did not, in that particular, differ from the Chinese or Japanese, who assert the same claims for their religions. He thought,
Page 111 - upon me ; but if only an inch of our country were to fall into foreign hands, the whole nation would have cause to be ashamed.
Page 178 - case cannot be decided by arguments, each country must go its own way and exercise its own rights of sovereignty.

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