China: Or, Illustrations of the Symbola, Philosophy, Antiquities, Customs, Superstitions, Laws, Government, Education, and Literature of the Chinese ...

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Taylor & Walton, 1841 - 403 pagina's
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Pagina 149 - BG ; and things that are equal to the same are equal to one another ; therefore the straight line AL is equal to BC.
Pagina 172 - Bis duo sunt hominis: manes, caro, spiritus, umbra; Quatuor ista loca bis duo suscipiunt. Terra tegit carnem, tumulum circumvolat umbra, Orcus habet manes, spiritus astra petit.
Pagina 273 - The cup that my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it ? " And what is thus true of an individual Christian, must also be true of a body of Christians, associated for the purpose of promoting any one of those objects which they believe it to be the purpose of God to accomplish. This...
Pagina 16 - In the first case it is lexigraphic, in the second syllabic, and in the third alphabetical or elementary. 5. That the lexigraphic system of the Chinese cannot be applied to a polysyllabic language, having inflections and grammatical forms ; and that there is no example of its being so applied, unless partially or occasionally, or as a special, elliptical, and enigmatical mode of communication, limited in its uses; but not as a general system of writing, intended for common use. 6. That it may be...
Pagina 114 - Let him go then ; but be cautious !' He was engaged nine years without accomplishing his task, and eventually atoned for the failure by his death. Yu, his son, was next employed, who perfected the great work of removing the flood, and restoring order to the empire. , The following dialogue on the subject of his labours, occurred between Yu and his sovereign. The Emperor says, ' Approach the imperial presence, you have abundant...
Pagina 166 - The five antediluvian emperors, celebrated in ancient story, seem naturally referrible to this number and its properties ; especially since one reigns by wood, another by fire, a third by earth, a fourth by metal, and a fifth by water. Then there are five human relations, and five constant virtues; five ranks of nobility ; five...
Pagina 73 - ... astronomers and chemists of modern times have often employed arbitrary marks, as compendious expressions of the objects which were most frequently to be mentioned in their respective sciences. But no effort, however determined and persevering, had been able to discover any alphabet, which could fairly be said to render the inscription, in general, at all like what was required to make its language intelligible Egyptian ; although most of the proper names seemed to exhibit a tolerable agreement...
Pagina 38 - To convey ideas to the mind, by the eye, the Chinese language answers all the purposes of a written medium, as well as the alphabetic system of the west, and, perhaps, in some respects, better. As sight is quicker than hearing, so ideas reaching the mind by the eye, ace quicker, more striking and vivid, than those which reach the mind by the slower progress of sound.
Pagina 287 - ... Here will also be noticed several " Charm-books," very small in size, and containing virtuous sentences, which are supposed to keep off evil spirits. These are carried about the person. The Chinese inscribe words and sentences on their girdles, and paste them on the lintels and posts of their doors, not only as moral sayings worthy to be remembered and practically observed, but from the impression that they shall thereby be protected from noxious diseases and calamities often inflicted by invisible...
Pagina 394 - ... stations. In the year 1806, the London Missionary Society determined to commence a mission to China. The hostility of the Chinese Government, however, being a great impediment to Missionary operations, the object at which the founders of the Protestant Mission to China aimed, was the preparation of works that should facilitate the future cultivation of Chinese philology by Europeans, and secure a standard of appeal on theology for Chinese in their own language. In the beginning of the year 1807,...

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