Travels in China, New Zealand, New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, Cape Horn, Etc., Etc

封面
G. Routledge, 1840 - 519 頁
 

讀者評論 - 撰寫評論

我們找不到任何評論。

其他版本 - 查看全部

常見字詞

熱門章節

第 23 頁 - White are the decks with foam ; the winds aloud Howl o'er the masts, and sing through every shroud ; Pale, trembling, tired, the sailors freeze with fears; And instant death on every wave appears \— So pale the Greeks the eyes of Hector meet, The chief so thunders, and so shakes the fleet.
第 252 頁 - The common sailors receive from the captain nothing but dry rice, and have to provide for themselves their other fare, which is usually very slender. These sailors are not, usually, men who have been trained up to their occupation ; but wretches, who were obliged to flee from their homes; and they frequently engage for a voyage, before they have ever been on board a junk. All of them, however stupid, are commanders; and if...
第 283 頁 - I fasted, and offered rich sacrifices on the altars of the gods of the land and the grain ; and had to be thankful for gathering clouds, and slight showers, but not enough to cause gladness. Looking up, I consider that Heaven's heart is benevolence and love. The sole cause is the daily deeper atrocity of my sins : but little sincerity and little devotion. — Hence I have been unable to move Heaven's heart, and bring down abundant blessings. " ' Having searched the records, I find, that, in the 24th...
第 253 頁 - These sailors are not, usually, men who have been trained up to their occupation ; but wretches, who were obliged to flee from their homes ; and they frequently engage for a voyage, before they have ever been on board a junk. All of them, however stupid, are commanders ; and if any thing of importance is to be done, they will bawl out their commands to each other, till all is utter confusion. There is no subordination, no cleanliness, no mutual regard or interest.
第 284 頁 - I have uttered irreverent words and deserved reprehension ; whether perfect equity has been attained in conferring rewards and inflicting punishments ; whether, in raising mausoleums and laying out gardens, I have distressed the people and wasted property ; whether, in the appointment of officers, I have failed to obtain fit persons, and thereby...
第 511 頁 - Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home; 'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark Char coming, and look brighter when we come...
第 284 頁 - I feel impelled, by ten thousand considerations, to look up and imitate the usage, and with trembling anxiety rashly assail Heaven, examine myself, and consider my errors; looking up, and hoping that I may obtain pardon, I ask myself, whether, in sacrificial services, I have been disrespectful ? Whether or not pride and prodigality have...
第 283 頁 - Summer is past and no rain has fallen. Not only do agriculture and human beings feel the dire calamity, but also beasts and insects, herbs and trees, almost cease to live. I, the minister of Heaven, am placed over mankind, and am responsible for keeping the world in order and tranquillizing the people. Although it is now impossible for me to sleep or eat with composure, although I am scorched with grief and tremble with anxiety, still, after all, no genial and copious showers have been attained.
第 283 頁 - Kneeling, a memorial is hereby presented, to cause affairs to bo heard. " Oh, alas ! imperial Heaven, were not the world afflicted by extraordinary changes, I would not dare to present extraordinary services. But this year the drought is most unusual. Summer is past, and no rain has fallen. Not only do agriculture and human beings feel the dire calamity, but also beasts and insect?, herbs and trees, almost cease to live.
第 187 頁 - Luh-kow, that is kneeling-, and striking the forehead three times, rising on one's feet, kneeling down again, and striking the head again three times against the earth. The climax is closed by San-kwci-ketv-kow, kneeling three different times, and at each time knocking the head thrice against the ground.

書目資訊