Fifteen years among the top-knots: or, Life in Korea

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American tract society, 1904 - Korea - 271 pages
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Page 14 - But Peter and John answered and said unto them; Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Page 102 - He always wins who sides with God, To him no chance is lost : God's will is sweetest to him when It triumphs at his cost.
Page 149 - Regent's body-guard when he entered the palace. " Miura told them that on the success of the enterprise depended the eradication of the evils that had done so much mischief in the Kingdom for the past twenty years, and instigated them to despatch the Queen when they entered the palace.
Page 150 - Notwithstanding these facts there is no sufficient evidence to prove that any of the accused actually committed the crime originally meditated by them.
Page 102 - Man's weakness, waiting upon God, Its end can never miss ; For man on earth no work can do More angel-like than this.
Page 148 - Korea were tending in a wrong direction. The Court was daily growing more and more arbitrary, and attempting wanton interference with the conduct of State affairs. Disorder and confusion were in this way introduced into the system of administration that had just been reorganized under the guidance and advice of the Imperial Government. The Court went so far in turning its back upon Japan that a project was mooted for disbanding the Kunreitai (kunrentai) troops, drilled by Japanese officers, and punishing...
Page 148 - Kunrcntai troops, drilled by Japanese officers, and for punishing their officers. Moreover a report came to the knowledge of the said Miura that the court had under contemplation a scheme for usurping all political power by degrading some and killing others of the Cabinet Ministers suspected of devotion to the cause of progress and independence. "Under these circumstances he was greatly perturbed inasmuch as he thought that the attitude assumed by the court not only showed remarkable ingratitude...
Page 142 - ... the part of the missionaries there. They toiled indefatigably for the sick and dying, performing offices from which the bravest Koreans shrank, and exposing themselves without stint. Their skilful treatment of the sick saved hundreds of lives. " All these recoveries made no little stir in the city. Proclamations were posted on the walls, telling people there was no need for them to die when they might go to the Christian hospital and live. People who watched missionaries working over the sick...
Page 147 - Kiung Chick, the minister of the royal household, was killed by the Japanese in his majesty's presence. His royal highness, the crown prince, was seized, his hat torn off and broken, and he was pulled about by the hair, the soshi threatening him with their swords while demanding where the queen was."f At length they hunted the poor queen down, and killed her with their swords. They then covered her body, and bringing in various palace women, suddenly displayed the corpse, when the women shrieked...
Page 149 - Tfi-wOn-guu's entrance into the palace by making use of the Japanese drilled Korean soldiers who being hated by the court felt themselves in danger, and of the young men who deeply lamented the course of events, and also by causing the Japanese troops stationed in Seoul to offer their support to the enterprise. It was further resolved that this opporttniity should be availed of for taking the life of the queen, who exercised overwhelming influence in the court...

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