China and Japan, and a Voyage Thither: An Account of a Cruise in the Waters of the East Indies, China, and Japan

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Press of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1870 - 444페이지
 

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29 페이지 - Of the stern agony and shroud and pall And breathless darkness and the narrow house Make thee to shudder and grow sick at heart, Go forth under the open sky and list To Nature's teachings, while from all around — Earth and her waters and the depths of air — Comes a still voice...
29 페이지 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave. And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
432 페이지 - It is a fearful thing To stand upon the beetling verge, and see Where storm and lightning, from that huge gray wall, Have tumbled down vast blocks, and at the base Dashed them in fragments, and to lay thine ear Over the dizzy depth, and hear the sound Of winds that struggle with the woods below, Come up like ocean murmurs.
329 페이지 - The Taou sect worship a variety of idols, some of which are imaginary incarnations of eternal reason ; and others, rulers of the invisible world, or presiding divinities of various districts. Among the rest are " the three pure ones," who are first in dignity; the "pearly Emperor and supreme ruler...
258 페이지 - The most remarkable thing in this code is its great reasonableness, clearness, and consistency ; the business-like brevity and directness of the various provisions, and the plainness and moderation of the language in which they are expressed.
140 페이지 - As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
317 페이지 - Respect the gods, but keep them at a distance ;" that is, shew them all due honour, but have as little to do with them as possible. It is customary with the Chinese, to attach a presiding spirit to each dynasty and kingdom, to the land and grain, to hills and rivers, wind and fire; while the four corners of the house, with the shop...
406 페이지 - ... well as a chronological period ; the one considered by themselves as fabulous, and the other as authentic ; the one connected with the history of their gods, and the other with that of their men. In the former they speak of their celestial emperor, who reigned forty-five thousand years...
215 페이지 - ... never from his word departed, His virtues were so rare; His friends were many and true-hearted, His Poll was kind and fair: And then he'd sing so blithe and jolly; Ah, many's the time and oft! But mirth is turned to melancholy, For Tom is gone aloft.
43 페이지 - They that go down to the sea in ships, and do business in the great waters...

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