China opened; or, A display of the topography, history ... etc. of the Chinese empire, revised by A. Reed

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Page 181 - What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise : for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; as it is written, " There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Page 272 - I have been disrespectful ? — whether or not, pride and prodigality have had a place in my heart, springing up there unobserved ? — whether from...
Page 273 - Prostrate I beg imperial Heaven (Hwang Tien) to pardon my ignorance and stupidity, and to grant me self-renovation; for myriads of innocent people are involved by me, a single man. My sins are so numerous, it is difficult to escape from them. Summer is past, and autumn arrived ; to wait longer will really be impossible. Knocking head, I pray, imperial Heaven, to hasten and confer gracious deliverance, — a speedy and divinely beneficial rain ; to save the people's lives ; and in some degree redeem...
Page 214 - III. Thou shalt not violate the wife of another, nor his concubine. IV. Thou shalt speak no word that is false. V. Thou shalt not drink wine, nor anything that may intoxicate. VI. Thou shalt avoid all anger, hatred, and bitter language.
Page 154 - The former, therefore, are the feeders, and the latter the dischargers of the canal. A number of difficulties must have arisen in accommodating the general level of the canal to the several levels of the feeding streams; for notwithstanding all the favourable circumstances of the face of the country, it has been found necessary, in many places, to cut down to the depth of sixty or seventy feet below the surface; and in others to raise mounds of earth upon lakes and swamps, and marshy grounds, of...
Page 271 - Kneeling, a memorial is hereby presented, to cause affairs to be heard. " ' Oh, alas ! imperial Heaven, were not the world afflicted by extraordinary changes, I would not dare to present extraordinary services. But this year the drought is most unusual. Summer is past, and no rain has fallen. Not only do agriculture and human beings feel the dire calamity, but also beasts and insects, herbs and trees, almost cease to live. I, the minister of Heaven, am placed over mankind, and am responsible for...
Page 272 - Summer is past and no rain has fallen. Not only do agriculture and human beings feel the dire calamity, but also beasts and insects, herbs and trees, almost cease to live. I, the minister of Heaven, am placed over mankind, and am responsible for keeping the world in order and tranquillizing the people. Although it is now impossible for me to sleep or eat with composure, although I am scorched with grief and tremble with anxiety, still, after all, no genial and copious showers have been attained.
Page 368 - ... people, in order to extort money from them, which in the slang dialect of the police is called " planting a fir-tree." There is, he says, a class of people who in connection with the police., institute accusations against rich and timid people, of keeping gambling-houses or brothels, or of harboring thieves. They obtain a warrant to apprehend the accused, and fetter them perhaps in a boat, or shut them up in a room, where they are ill used in order to induce them to pay for their liberation....
Page 198 - ... has, within her perfumed palaces, aided the renovating endeavors (of his late majesty) rendering the seasons ever harmonious, and in her maternal court has afforded a bright rule of government, thoroughly disinterested.
Page 204 - 1. Pay just regard to filial and fraternal duties, in order to give due importance to the relations of life. " 2. Respect kindred, in order to display the excellence of harmony. " 3. Let concord abound among those who dwell in the same neighbourhood, in order to prevent litigations.

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