The Story of China: With Description of the Events Relating to the Present Struggle

Hutchinson, 1900 - 128 páginas
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Página 79 - In happy climes, where from the genial sun • And virgin earth such scenes ensue, The force of Art by Nature seems outdone, And fancied beauties by the true : In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where Nature guides and Virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry...
Página 8 - Puranas to the tone of sense and business in this Chinese collection, we seem to be passing from darkness to light, from the drivellings of dotage to the exercise of an improved understanding ; and redundant and...
Página 9 - Thro' the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger day: Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
Página 43 - That for ways that are dark, And for tricks that are vain, The heathen Chinee is peculiar — Which the same I am free to maintain.
Página 105 - ) at midnight suddenly saw a spirit descend in their midst. The spirit was silent for a long time, and all the congregation fell upon their knees and prayed. Then a terrible voice was heard saying : — " I am none other than the Great Yii Ti (God of the unseen world) come down in person.
Página 62 - This is known to all the officials and people throughout the Empire. But we suffer from an incurable disease, and it is impossible for us to beget a son, so that the Emperor Mu Tsung Yi has no posterity, and the consequences to the lines of succession are of the utmost gravity. Sorrowfully thinking on this, and feeling that there is no place to hide ourself for shame, how can we look forward to recovery from all our ailments ? We have therefore humbly implored Her Sacred Majesty carefully to select...
Página 48 - And the modus operandi was still more minutely depicted by a correspondent of the Times in 1884, cited in the Life of Sir Harry Parkes, by Stanley Lane Poole: They commence by the delicate plaisanterie of offering refreshments which they know their visitor will not touch, and the attendants know the art of killing time by bringing in the repast, dish by dish, with infinite fuss and ceremony. The visitor sits meanwhile, more or less patiently, on a hard seat in a cheerless room, grimy with venerable...
Página 52 - Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, Thence to be wrench'd with an unlineal hand, No son of mine succeeding.
Página 62 - We might fulfil the weighty duties entrusted to Us by the late Emperor Mu Tsung Yi (Tung Chih). But since last year We have suffered from ill-health, affairs of State have increased in magnitude and perplexity, and We have lived in constant dread of going wrong. Reflecting on the supreme importance of the worship of our ancestors and of the spirits of the land, We therefore implored the Empress-Dowager to advise Us in the government. This was more than a year ago, but We have not the strength to...
Página 32 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.

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