China and the English: Or, The Character and Manners of the Chinese, as Illustrated in the History of Their Intercourse with Foreigners

H. & E. Phinney, 1843 - 324 頁

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第 309 頁 - All subjects of her Britannic Majesty (whether natives of Europe or India) who may be confined in any part of the Chinese empire, to be unconditionally released.
第 29 頁 - In the rear of the body of the palace there are large buildings containing several apartments, where is deposited the private property of the monarch, or his treasure in gold and silver bullion, precious stones, and pearls, and also his vessels of gold and silver plate.
第 24 頁 - ... nature. You are witnesses that their idols have the faculty of speech, and predict to them whatever is required. Should I become a convert to the faith of Christ, and profess myself a Christian, the nobles of my court and other persons who do not incline to that religion will ask me what sufficient motives have caused me to receive baptism, and to embrace Christianity. 'What extraordinary powers,' they will say, 'what miracles have been displayed by its ministers?
第 42 頁 - ... of which the place continually received supplies, which it was not in the power of the besiegers to prevent. When the operations were reported to his majesty, he felt extremely hurt that this place alone should obstinately resist, after all the rest of the country had been reduced to obedience.
第 263 頁 - ... victims, have a periodical longing for it, which can only be assuaged by the application of the drug at the regular time. If they cannot obtain it when that daily period arrives, their limbs become debilitated, a discharge of rheum takes place from the eyes and nose, and they are altogether unequal to any exertion ; but, with a few whiffs, their spirits and strength are immediately restored in a surprising manner.
第 27 頁 - Cathay; and here, on the southern side of the new city, is the site of his vast palace, the form and dimensions of which are as follows. In the first place...
第 33 頁 - When any persons happen to be possessed of paper money, which, from long use, has become damaged, they carry it to the mint, where, upon payment of only three per cent., they may receive fresh 'Tiotes in exchange.
第 27 頁 - Following my example, all my nobility will then in like manner receive baptism, and this will be imitated by my subjects in general; so that the Christians of these parts will exceed in number those who inhabit your own country." From this discourse it must be evident that if the Pope had sent out persons duly qualified to preach the gospel, the grand khan would have embraced Christianity, for which, it is certainly known, he had a strong predilection.
第 43 頁 - ... be allowed to construct machines, such as were made use of in the West, capable of throwing stones of three hundred pounds' weight, by which the buildings of the city might be destroyed and the inhabitants killed. Their memorial was attended to by...
第 211 頁 - ... graciously beckoned us to approach, having ordered his people to stop ; he entered into conversation with us, and, with great affability of manner, told us that he was on his way to the pagoda, where he usually paid his morning devotions ; that as we professed a different religion from his he would not ask us to accompany him, but that he had ordered his first minister and chief Colaos to conduct us through his garden, and to show us whatever we were desirous of seeing there.