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


讀者評論 - 撰寫評論



其他版本 - 查看全部



第 91 頁 - had merely opened a new way to the old resorts of opulent commerce, and had discovered some of the wild regions of the east. He supposed Hispaniola to be the ancient Ophir, which had been visited by the ships of Solomon, and that Cuba and Terra Firma were but remote parts of Asia.
第 91 頁 - continually seeking after the territories of the Grand Khan, and even after his last expedition, when nearly worn out by age, hardships and infirmities, he offered in a letter to the Spanish monarchs, written from a bed of sickness, to conduct any missionary to the territories of the Tartar Emperor, who would undertake his conversion.
第 50 頁 - or six boards for conducting the details of public business. They are, 1. The Board of Appointments, having cognizance of the conduct of all civil officers; 2. The Board of Revenue, whose duties extend to all fiscal matters; 3. The Board of Rites and Ceremonies, which keeps watch and ward over the public morals, and
第 82 頁 - hereditary in the male line; but it is always in the power of the sovereign to nominate his successor, either from among his own children, or from among any other of his subjects. The successor is frequently nominated during his father's life time, in which case he possesses several exclusive privileges, as crown
第 56 頁 - fixed in their purposes.—11. Attend to the education of youth, in order to guard them from doing evil.—12. Abstain from false accusing, that the good and honest may be in safety.— 13. Dissuade from the concealment of deserters, that others be
第 82 頁 - fountain of justice. There can be no appeal from his judgment; and the gift of mercy belongs alone to him. No right can be held in opposition to his pleasure; no claim can be maintained against him; no privilege can protect from his wrath, if it be his will to set aside established
第 81 頁 - He is held to be the vicegerent of Heaven, especially chosen to govern all nations; and is supreme in everything, holding at once the highest legislative and executive powers, without limitation or control. He is, hence, entitled
第 35 頁 - THE number of itinerant workmen of one kind or another, which line the sides of the streets, or occupy the areas before public buildings in Chinese towns, is a remarkable feature. Fruiterers, pastrymen, cook-stalls, venders of gimcracks, and wayside shopkeepers, are found in other countries as well as China ; but to see a
第 57 頁 - should precede, and letters follow."—" He who pretends to profound learning, without regarding first himself, and his own duties; fame indeed he may acquire, but when he is examined, he will be found to possess no solidity." —" These wandering and mendicant sectaries* are glad