Christianity in China, Tartary, and Thibet: From the apostleship of St. Thomas to the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1857
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الصفحة 6 - Teque adeo decus hoc aevi, te consule, inibit, Pollio, et incipient magni procedere menses, te duce, si qua manent sceleris vestigia nostri, irrita perpetua solvent formidine terras, ille deum vitam accipiet, divisque videbit 15 permixtos heroas, et ipse videbitur illis, pacatumque reget patriis virtutibus orbem.
الصفحة 10 - No war, or battle's sound, Was heard the world around : The idle spear and shield were high up hung ; The hooked chariot stood Unstain'd with hostile blood ; The trumpet spake not to the armed throng ; And kings sat still with awful eye, As if they surely knew their sovran Lord was by.
الصفحة 176 - As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
الصفحة 168 - The new emperor answered by this formula, which contains the whole spirit of the despotic governments of the East : " If you desire that I should be your khan, are you resolved to obey me in everything ; to come when I shall call you, to go where I shall send you, and to put to death all those I shall command you to kill?" After they had answered "Yes," he said to them, " Henceforth my simple word shall serve me as a sword.
الصفحة 49 - In giving liberty to slaves we become a link between the powerful and weak. We do not accumulate riches, and we share with the poor that which we possess. Fasting strengthens the intellectual powers, abstinence and moderation preserve health. We worship seven times a day, and by our prayers we aid the living and the dead. On the seventh day we offer sacrifice, after having purified our hearts and received absolution for our sins. 'This religion, so perfect and so excellent, is difficult to name,...
الصفحة 48 - He has enlarged the springs of mercy, that men might be converted. The baptism by water and by the Spirit is a law that purifies the soul and beautifies the exterior. The sign of the cross unites the four quarters of the world, and restores the harmony that had been destroyed.
الصفحة 11 - The following from the Annals narrates the circumstance : — " In the twenty-fourth year of Tchao-Wang, of the dynasty of the Tcheou, on the eighth day of the fourth moon, a light appeared in the south-west which illuminated the King's palace. The monarch, struck by its splendour, interrogated the sages, who were skilled in foretelling future events. They then showed him books in which it was written that this prodigy signified the appearance of a great saint in the West, whose religion was to be...
الصفحة 344 - ... through the confessions of a certain individual, came to know my innocence and the malice of my adversaries; and he banished them with their wives and children. In this mission I abode alone and without any associate for eleven years; but it is now going on for two years since I was joined by Friar Arnold, a German of the province of Cologne. I have built a church in the city of Cambaliech, in which the king has his chief residence. This I completed six years ago; and I have built a belltower...
الصفحة 316 - ... reconciled, and given each other the kiss of peace. The first and most ancient of these faiths is that called Jou-Khiao, the Doctrine of the Lettered, of which Confucius is regarded as the reformer and patriarch. It is based upon a philosophical pantheism, which has been variously interpreted at various epochs. It is believed that at a remote period, the existence of an omnipotent God, a requiter of human actions, was not excluded from it, and various passages from Confucius give room to suppose,...
الصفحة 315 - China, and protected literature and the sciences. He had some of the best Chinese books translated into the Mongol language, and founded schools for the young people of his own country, and gave much encouragement to their studies. He received with favour learned and literary men of every country and religion, granting them many privileges, and exempting them from taxes and tributes. It was he who established the college of Han-lin, the first academical institution of China.

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