The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas

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C.H. Glass & Company, 1905 - East Asia - 278 pages

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Page 271 - is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life ?" The Master said, " Is not RECIPROCITY such a word ? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page xi - Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea...
Page 148 - So long as the sun shall warm the earth, let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan ; and let all know, that the King of Spain himself, or the Christians' God, or the great God of all, if he violate this command, shall pay for it with his head.
Page 269 - Te appears there as a personal being, ruling in heaven and on earth, the author of man's moral nature, the governor among the nations, by whom kings reign and princes decree justice, the rewarder of the good and the punisher of the bad. Confucius preferred to speak of Heaven. Instances have already been given of this. Two others may be cited :' — '" He who offends against Heaven has none to whom he can pray/'3 "Alas!" said he, "there is no one that knows me.
Page 266 - ... historical civilisations are, indeed, notorious for the separation of worldly intelligence from piety, so that the true theory of mankind is, that both development and degradation have their place in history : but against the brutal or even savage condition of the primitive race exists the fact — " No example can be brought forward of an actually savage people having independently become civilized...
Page 100 - The world was void, The populous and the powerful was a lump, Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless — A lump of death, a chaos of hard clay, The rivers, lakes, and ocean, all stood still, And nothing stirred within their silent depths : Ships, sailorless, lay rotting on the sea, And their masts fell down piecemeal; as they dropped They slept on the abyss without a surge — The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave, The moon, their mistress, had expired before; The winds were...
Page 21 - Next there rushed down the mountain a storm of wind and rain, which made the coco-leaves flap and creak, and rattle against the gable of the house ; and set every door and window banging, till they were caught and brought to reason. And between the howls of the wind I became aware of a strange noise from sea-ward — a booming, or rather humming, most like that which a locomotive sometimes makes when blowing off steam. It was faint and distant, but deep and strong enough to set one guessing its cause.
Page 269 - God. If, in my person, I commit offences, they are not to be attributed to you, the people of the myriad regions. If you in the myriad regions commit offences, these offences must rest on my person.
Page 144 - a foreign invasion,' was beyond description. The whole city was in an uproar. In all directions were seen mothers flying with children in their arms, and men with mothers on their backs. Rumors of an immediate action, exaggerated each time they were communicated from mouth to mouth, added horror to the horrorstricken. The tramp of war-horses, the clatter of armed warriors, the noise of carts, the parade of firemen, the incessant tolling of bells, the shrieks of women, the cries of children, dinning...

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