Wanderings in China

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1900 - China - 528 pages
 

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Page 432 - portion of that money-talent which we know we only hold in trust, as we so often need to remind ourselves when we say, " Both riches and honour come of THEE, and of THINE own do we give THEE"! I
Page 439 - in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of the heathen, in perils in the
Page 243 - shall any such, peaceably pursuing their calling, and not offending against the laws, be persecuted or interfered with.
Page 432 - Would that some who read these lines would consider for a moment what life would be to themselves were they deprived of gifts so precious as SIGHT and LIGHT, and would each resolve to present for this branch of GOD'S work such a sum as he shall really
Page 429 - twenty. He rapidly acquired the blind system of reading and writing, and then set to work to stereotype an embossed Gospel of St Matthew in classical Mandarin Chinese, which is the lingua franca understood by all educated men throughout the empire.
Page 390 - to the east, white to the west, black to the north, red to the south, and yellow in the middle. On these terraces are placed the tablets of these two guardian spirits, both facing the north, and
Page 104 - as it is thrown to them. It is reckoned a good day's fishing if eighteen or twenty cormorants capture a dollar's worth of fish ; and as so many birds represent about half-a-dozen owners, it is evidently not a very lucrative business. The birds are quite domestic, having all been reared in captivity. Curiously enough, the mothers are so careless that they cannot
Page 419 - and was thus disabled—an apparent calamity which was the first link in that chain of events leading up to a discovery which, if properly developed, may prove an incalculable boon to millions yet unborn in the Celestial Empire.
Page 432 - SURELY SUCH A STORY AS THIS MAY WELL INCITE MANY TO PROVE THEIR INTEREST BY SOME ACT OF SELF-DENIAL WHICH MAY ENABLE THEM TO HELP so EARNEST A WORKER (For we all know how very apt we are to limit our
Page 430 - head-teacher in each district could there found a Blind School and train Chinese Scripturereaders, and thus the work may be ceaselessly extended in every direction, till it overspreads the whole vast empire like a network.

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