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 179 - In the multitude of people is the king's honour : but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
Page 249 - 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 35 - 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 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 178 - 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 178 - They act," writes Mr. Low from the United States Legation, at Pekin, in an official letter2 to his government, " as advisers to the lower classes, and their good offices are sought by the governing class in the management of local concerns. By their superior intelligence they are enabled to control most of the property, and yet few acquire such wealth as would enable them to oppress the people, were they so disposed. " This class create the public opinion of the country, which exercises a controlling...
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Page 250 - that 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.
Page 103 - ... 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 182 - Almost all Chinese, 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.

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