China Revolutionized

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1913 - Architecture - 590 pages
 

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Page x - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Page 178 - As when a vulture on Imaus bred, Whose snowy ridge the roving Tartar bounds. Dislodging from a region scarce of prey To gorge the flesh of lambs or yeanling kids On hills where flocks are fed, flies...
Page 550 - 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 undertakings. By all these methods it stimulates his mind, hardens his nature, and supplies his incompetencies.
Page 443 - Tsien,' the azure kingdoms of Infinitude; as if asking, " Is it doubtful that we are right well made ? Can aught that is wrong become of us ?" — He and his three hundred millions (it is their chief ' punctuality') visit yearly the Tombs of their Fathers ; each man the Tomb of his Father and his Mother: alone there, in silence, with what of ' worship' or of other thought there may be, pauses solemnly each man ; the divine Skies all silent over him ; the divine Graves, and this divinest Grave, all...
Page 362 - Gem of the orient earth and open sea, Macao! that in thy lap and on thy breast Hast gathered beauties all the loveliest, Which the sun smiles on in his majesty.
Page 234 - The results of such a quarrel cannot be doubted. America will scarcely imitate the forbearance shown by England at the end of our late war with the Celestial Empire ; and the conquests of China and Japan, by the fleets and armies of the United States, are events which many now living are likely to witness. Compared with the magnitude of such changes in the dominion of the Old World, the certain ascendancy of the Anglo-Americans over Central and Southern America, seems a matter of secondary importance.
Page 21 - The Peking government had practically confiscated the railways of the Szechuenese, as the paper which they were given in exchange bore no guarantee of interest, and no reliance was put upon the value of the security by the provincial gentry, bankers and farmers. When provinces and states lose confidence in the sincerity of a fixed central government that is not run by parties, that government totters to its fall.
Page 204 - It is the same idea, in fact, that has been handed down to us from the three reigns of Yau, Shun, and Yu. In ruling the state he honored and fostered good usages, and did not exalt military merit, a principle totally unlike what is found in other kingdoms. I have seen his portrait. His mien and countenance are grand and impressive in the highest degree. Ah ! who is there that does not call him a hero?
Page 54 - The Canton artillery sang a rugged song of Liberty. It is worth quoting, not only because it has poetical merit, but because it shows the spirit that was and is working in the souls of men: Freedom will work on this earth, Great as a giant rising to the skies, Come Liberty, because of the black hell of our slavery, Come enlighten us with a ray of thy sun. Behold the woes of our fatherland. Other men are becoming all kings in equality. Can we forget what our people are suffering? China, the widest...
Page 46 - Pallas." 78. The Athenians accordingly increased in power. And equality of rights shows, not in one 2 " Feeders of horses." instance only, but in every way, what an excellent thing it is. For the Athenians, when governed by tyrants, were superior in war to none of their neighbours ; but when freed from tyrants, became by far the first...

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