History of Corea, Ancient and Modern: With Description of Manners and Customs, Language and Geography

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E. Stock, 1891 - Korea - 404 pages
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Page 201 - Generals forsook their armies, ministers their portfolios, members of the Imperial family their palaces, and merchants their business and their families to build or dwell in monasteries away from the clash of arms, the cares of State, or the din and bustle of life.
Page 365 - ... my eye, eat nightingale tongues, buy sea islands or herds of elephants or trained fleas, or go to Zanzibar, to Timbuctoo, to the mountains of the moon, and never work an hour or a day and when I come back I find a lot of people working for me because I was born where I couldn't help being born? 90 THE big fish eat the little fish, the little fish eat shrimps and the shrimps eat mud.
Page 296 - Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the Empire of Japan and the Kingdom of...
Page 355 - As John Ross observed: The name Hanonim is so distinctive and so universally used, that there will be no fear, in future translations and preachings, of unseemly squabbles which occured long ago among Chinese missionaries on this subject . . . . 87 Hananim, like Jehovah of old, created man and his world: Immediately when the Bible is read, "In the beginning some One created the heavens and the earth,
Page 290 - Peking was given up to the victorious Manchus, the reigning king of Corea, who had been taken prisoner some time previously by the conquerors in one of their inroads into his country, was brought in their train to the capital of China, and became acquainted with the JESUITS. 291 celebrated Jesuit, Adam Schall.
Page 365 - Since the Tang dynasty overwhelmed Corea, it has had only glimpses of absolute self-government ; but, at the same time, it has had only brief intervals when it had not virtual selfgovernment. Its vassalage to the Manchu government, secured at a sacrifice of a few years' dispeace and slaughter, and of some further years of somewhat severe taxation, has mainly been virtually nominal.
Page 300 - But like the Japanese, and all the nations of eastern Asia, the Coreans have always bowed down before the greatly superior mental power of the Chinese ; and have borrowed from them some of their customs, more of their words, and, perhaps, all the principal books in use between the Yaloo and the western shores of the Pacific.
Page 322 - In India a son is allowed only one meal a day during the mourning for his father; a Brahman must continue this fasting for ten days.6 According to another authority, a Hindoo family is not allowed to eat so long as a corpse is in the house.7 In Corea during the first day of mourning no food is eaten by the family mourners ; sons and grandsons of the deceased eat nothing for three, less near relations for two, days.
Page 396 - Corea stretches from 33 15' to 42 31' N. lat ; and 122 15' to 131 10' E. long. Hence the greatest length of its mainland is. as the bird flies, about 600 miles, and greatest breadth, east to west, over 300 miles.

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