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Page 282 - HEAR this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Page 128 - Europsea,' there is a curious account of some " experiments that he made at Pekin, with what we may call " steam-engines. He placed an aeolipile upon a car, and " directed the steam generated within it upon a wheel to which " four wings were attached ; the motion thus produced was " communicated by gearing to the wheel of the car. The " machine continued to move with great velocity as long as " the steam lasted ; and, by means of a kind of helm, it could " be turned in various directions.
Page 195 - K'ang-his, dated 1692, we read that: the Europeans are very quiet; they do not excite any disturbances in the provinces, they do no harm to anyone, they commit no crimes, and their doctrine has nothing in common with that of the false sects in the empire, nor has it any tendency to excite sedition ... We decide therefore that all temples dedicated to the Lord of heaven, in whatever place they may be found, ought to be preserved, and that it may be permitted to all who wish to worship this God to...
Page 245 - ... the principal one in the empire, and of which the sovereign himself is the head — pay especial homage to deceased parents and ancestors to the fourth degree, and that both in public and private. They have temples, chapels, and oratories dedicated to them, in which are tablets of chestnut wood inscribed with large characters — "Throne (or seat) of the soul or spirit" of such or such a one, with the name and title of the person in question.
Page 40 - Kang-Hi determined to make this brilliant throng the witnesses of the punishment of the wicked mandarin... After having reproached him bitterly, he ordered him to be beheaded, and then addressing himself to the old man, who stood as if petrified, the Emperor said — " Venerable old man, I restore to you the son and the estate which were taken from you, and from this moment I appoint you governor of this palace ; but take care that prosperity effects no change in your feelings, in your conduct, or...
Page 273 - Torquemada urged her, or indeed, as is stated by some, extorted a promise, that, "should she ever come to the throne, she would devote herself to the extirpation of heresy, for the glory of God, and the exaltation of the Catholic faith.
Page 39 - I will tell you, master," was the reply... " I had a little property in the neighbourhood of the imperial residence. The governor of the palace found my estate to his liking, and seized upon it, and has reduced me to beg my bread. ..I had a son, too, who might have been the support of my old age, but the governor has taken him to make him a slave. These things are the cause of my tears.
Page 251 - August Emperor; and for this reason it must on no account be permitted that tablets shall be suspended in the churches with the Chinese inscription, King- Tien,
Page 195 - ... sects in the empire, nor has it any tendency to excite sedition ... We decide therefore that all temples dedicated to the Lord of heaven, in whatever place they may be found, ought to be preserved, and that it may be permitted to all who wish to worship this God to enter these temples, offer him incense, and perform the ceremonies practised according to ancient custom by the Christians. Therefore let no one henceforth offer them any opposition.