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accent according already ancient appears become Calcutta called cause character China Chinese common Compare connected considered copies derived edition English evidence example existence expression fact final finished foreign future give given Greek hand healed Hebrew Hoff idea Illustrious imperative indicated INDICATIVE MOOD inscription instance interest intr king known language letter means Modern Syriac native nature nearly Nestorians Note notice nouns object original participle perfect perhaps Persian person plural preceding present preterite priest principle probably Prof pronounced published question radical received reference regard religion remains remarks respecting root rule sacred Sanskrit seems sentence Society sometimes sound suffixes syllable tablet Tang Tense term termination third Thou tion translation true usage verb vowel whole writing written ܒܸܬ
Page 279 - Twenty-seven sacred books' have been left, which disseminate intelligence by unfolding the original transforming principles. By the rule for admission, it is the custom to apply the water of baptism, to wash away all superficial show and to cleanse and purify the neophytes. As a seal, they hold the cross, whose influence is reflected in every direction, uniting all without distinction.
Page 283 - Religion, he distributed his riches in deeds of benevolence ; every year he assembled those in the sacred office from four churches, and respectfully engaged them for fifty days in purification and preparation ; the naked came and were clothed ; the sick were attended to and restored ; the dead were buried in repose ; even among the most pure and selfdenying of the Buddhists, such excellence was never heard of ; the white-clad members of the Illustrious Congregation, now considering these men, have...
Page 216 - Hernisz. — A GUIDE TO CONVERSATION IN THE ENGLISH AND CHINESE LANGUAGES, for the use of Americans and Chinese in California and elsewhere. By STANISLAS HERNISZ. Square 8vo. pp. 274, sewed.
Page 278 - TABLET EULOGIZING THE PROPAGATION OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS RELIGION IN CHINA, WITH A PREFACE; COMPOSED BY KINGTSING, A PRIEST OF THE SYRIAN CHURCH. Behold the unchangeably true and invisible, who existed through all eternity without origin...
Page 150 - When the antecedents are of different persons, the first person is preferred to the second, and the second to the third ; as, "John, and thou, and I, are attached to our country.
Page 280 - ... when the frame-work is forgot ; it is beneficial to all creatures, it is advantageous to mankind. Let it be published throughout the empire, and let the proper authority build a Syrian church in the capital in the E-ning Way, which shall be governed by twenty-one priests.
Page 279 - ... sects followed each other in continuous track, inventing every species of doctrinal complexity ; while some pointed to material objects as the source of their faith, others reduced all to vacancy, even to the annihilation of the two primeval principles, some sought to call down blessings by prayers and supplications, while others by an assumption of excellence held themselves up as superior to their fellows ; their intellects and thoughts continually wavering, their minds and affections incessantly...
Page 283 - Suh-tsung made him (E-sze) his attendant on his travels ; although he was a private chamberlain, he assumed no distinction on the march ; he was as claws and teeth to the duke, and in rousing the military he was as ears and eyes ; he distributed the wealth conferred upon him, not accumulating treasure for his private use ; he made offerings of the jewelry which had been given by...
Page 282 - Nothing is beyond the range of the right principle, and what is permissible may be identified ; nothing is beyond the power of the holy man, and that which is practicable may be related. The accomplished and enlightened Emperor Suhtsung rebuilt the Illustrious churches in Ling-wu and four other places ; great benefits were conferred, and felicity began to increase ; great munificence was displayed, and the imperial State became established.
Page 278 - ... he created the universe, being more excellent than all holy intelligences, inasmuch as he is the source of all that is honorable. This is our eternal true lord God, triune and mysterious in substance. He appointed the cross as the means for determining the four cardinal points, he moved the original spirit, and produced the two principles of nature . the sombre void was changed, and heaven and earth were opened out ; the sun and moon revolved, and day and night commenced ; having perfected all...