China: A History of the Laws, Manners, and Customs of the People, Volume 1

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Macmillan and Company, 1878

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Page 251 - A certain man made a great supper, and bade many : and sent his servant, at supper time, to say to them that were bidden, Come ; for all things are now ready. And they all, with one consent, began to make excuse.
Page 285 - And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son ? And he said unto her, Give me thy son.
Page 41 - For the man whom the king delighteth to honour, let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head: and let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour...
Page 176 - He had to detect the exact place it was necessary to occupy between the rival political sections on the one hand, and the mass of the people on the other.
Page 252 - Ameen-ad-Dowlah, or second vizier, was to give an entertainment to the ambassador and suite ; and on the day appointed, as is usual in Persia, a messenger came to us, about five o'clock in the evening, to bid us to the feast. I might make use of scriptural language to commence my narration. A certain man made a great supper, and bade many, and sent his servant, at supper time, to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are ready.
Page 101 - ... dies, a new being is produced in a more or less painful and material state of existence, according to the karma, the desert or merit, of the being who had died.
Page 17 - ... withal, and an enduring sense of right and wrong. These all form what must be considered an essentially satisfactory basis and groundwork of national character. Among the people there is practical sense; among the gentry, scholarly instincts...
Page 180 - Balfour, loc. cit. vol. ii. p. 882. " robust or infirm, well-formed or deformed, are called upon by their parents to marry so soon as they have attained the age of puberty. Were a grown-up son or daughter to die unmarried, the parents would regard it as most deplorable.
Page 15 - ... word-symbols. In the same individual virtues and vices, apparently incompatible, are placed side by side. Meekness, gentleness, docility, industry, contentment, cheerfulness, obedience to superiors, dutifulness to parents, and reverence for the aged, are in one and the same person, the companions of insincerity, lying, flattery, treachery, cruelty, jealousy, ingratitude, avarice, and distrust of others.
Page 287 - Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and people making a noise.

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