A Descriptive Catalogue of the Chinese Collection, Now Exhibiting at St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, London: With Condensed Accounts of the Genius, Government, History, Literature, Agriculture, Arts, Trade, Manners, Customs and Social Life of the People of the Celestial Empire

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第 160 頁 - When we turn from the ravings of the Zendavesta, or the Puranas, to the tone of sense and of business of 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 minute as these laws are in many particulars, we scarcely know any European code that is at once so copious and so consistent, or that is nearly so free from intricacy, bigotry, and fiction.
第 32 頁 - The fluttering bird prepares a home, In which the spoiler soon shall dwell ; Forth goes the weeping bride, constrained, A hundred cars the triumph swell. Mourn for the tiny architect, A stronger bird hath ta'en its nest ; Mourn for the hapless, stolen bride, How vain the pomp to soothe her breast I great use made of maxims.
第 48 頁 - As exercise the bees in flowery plains, When winter past, and summer scarce begun, Invites them forth to labour in the sun ; Some lead their youth abroad, while some condense Their liquid store, and some in cells dispense ; Some at the gate stand ready to receive The golden burden, and their friends relieve ; All, with united force, combine to drive The lazy drones from the laborious hive.
第 45 頁 - 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.
第 45 頁 - Whether or not pride and prodigality have had a place in my heart, springing up there unobserved ? Whether, from the length of time, I have become remiss in...
第 160 頁 - The most remarkable thing in this code is its great reasonableness, clearness, and consistency ; the business-like brevity and directness of the various provisions, and the plainness and moderation of the language in which they are expressed.
第 66 頁 - Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
第 78 頁 - ... of the day are over, crowds of Chinese who seek these places to satisfy their depraved appetites. The rooms where they sit and smoke, are surrounded by wooden couches, with places for the head to rest upon, and generally a side room is devoted to gambling.
第 130 頁 - When a parent or elder relation among the Chinese dies, the event is formally announced to all the branches of the family; each side of the doors is distinguished by labels, in white, which is the mourning colour. The lineal descendants of the deceased, clothed in coarse white cloth, with bandages of the same round their heads, sit weeping round the corpse on the ground, the women keeping up a dismal howl, after the manner of the Irish.
第 117 頁 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice : but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.