A Peep at China in Mr. Dunn's Chinese Collection: With Miscellaneous Notices Relating to the Institutions and Customs of the Chinese, and Our Commercial Intercourse with Them

Nathan Dunn, 1839 - 103 頁


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第 89 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 80 頁 - Jones, are the paraphrase of a literal translation which that indefatigable scholar obtained of a passage in the Chinese " Book of Odes." " Sweet child of spring, the garden's queen, Yon peach-tree charms the roving sight ; Its fragrant leaves how richly green, Its blossoms how divinely bright ! " So softly shines the beauteous bride, By love and conscious virtue led, O'er her new mansion to preside, And placid joys around her spread.
第 47 頁 - ... of a shape less bent than the letter S, about eighteen inches in length, and cut from the jade or yu stone. It is called joo-ee, " as you wish," and is simply exchanged as a costly mark of friendship ; but that it had a religious origin seems indicated by the sacred flower of the Lotus (NymphaRa nelumbo) being generally carved on the superior end.
第 65 頁 - As exercise the bees in flow'ry 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...
第 45 頁 - The first full moon of the new year is the Feast of Lanterns, being a display of ingenuity and taste in : the construction and mechanism of an infinite variety : of lanterns made of silk, varnish, horn, paper, and ,;' glass, some of them supplied with moving figures of men galloping on horseback, fighting, or performing various feats, together with numerous representations of beasts, birds, and other living creatures, the whole in full motion.
第 93 頁 - This filial piety is a doctrine from heaven ; the consummation of earthly justice is the grand principle of action among mankind. The man who knows not piety to parents, can surely not have considered the affectionate hearts of parents towards their children. When still infants in arms, hungry, they could not feed themselves ; cold, they could not clothe themselves ; but they had then parents who watched the sounds of their voice, and studied the traits of their countenance ; who were joyful when...
第 34 頁 - The lower portion of the soles is leather made of hogs' skins, while the intermediate space, commonly about an inch in thickness, is filled up with bamboo paper, with the edge painted white. They are quite light, notwithstanding their clumsy appearance. The Chinese seem to have a great partiality for blue in their costume. Frequently the whole garment is of this colour; and even when...
第 91 頁 - ... that which preceded it, and the stream always fills but rarely overflows its embankments. The greatest pains are taken to acquaint the people with their personal and political duties, wherein they again set us an example worthy of imitation. "Our rights...
第 82 頁 - Navigateur put into Cochin-China in distress. Having disposed of her to the government, the captain, with his crew, took passage for Macao in a Chinese junk, belonging to the province of Fokien. Part of their valuables consisted of about 100,000 dollars in specie. Four Chinese passengers bound for...
第 86 頁 - The succession is at the absolute disposal of the emperor. Instances have occurred, though they are rare, in which persons not connected with the imperial family have been named. The immediate assistants of the emperor are — I. The Nuy-ko. This is the great council of state. The chief counsellors are four, two Tartars and two Chinese. Besides these, there are several others, of inferior rank, who in conjunction with them, constitute the council. Almost all the members of the Nuy-ko are selected...