A Journal of the First French Embassy to China, 1698-1700: Tr. from an Unpublished Manuscript by Saxe Bannister ... with an Essay on the Friendly Disposition of the Chinese Government ...

T. Cautley, 1859 - 254 Seiten

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Seite ci - For the God of heaven and earth, greatly providing for mankind, would not that all things should be found in one region, to the end that one should have need of another, that by this means friendship might be established among all men, and every one seek to gratify all.
Seite cxxxvii - The more I am acquainted with agricultural affairs, the better I am pleased with them; insomuch, that I can no where find so great satisfaction as in those innocent and useful pursuits. In indulging these feelings; I am led to reflect how much more delightful to an undebauched mind, is the task of making improvements on the earth, than all the vain glory which can be acquired from ravaging it, by the most uninterrupted career of conquests.
Seite 208 - West will be in presence of a population the most universally and laboriously manufacturing of any on the earth. It can achieve victories in the contest in which it will have to engage only by proving that physical knowledge and mechanical skill, applied to the arts of production, are more than a match for the most persevering efforts of unscientific industry.
Seite cxxxi - ... tis an easy matter to pick up sticks enough from any thicket where it has strayed, to make a fire to offer it up with.
Seite 230 - High. ness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his most sacred Majesty George the Third, by the grace of God King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Seite 208 - Christian civilisation will have to win its way among a sceptical and ingenious people, by making it manifest that a faith which reaches to Heaven furnishes better guarantees for public and private morality than one which does not rise above the earth.
Seite 207 - Christian civilization, and multiplying those commercial ties which are destined to bind the East and West together in the bonds of mutual advantage. " One word, gentlemen, in conclusion, as to the parts which we have respectively to play in this important work, and more especially with reference to the last sentence...
Seite 247 - Sincerity! or, in other words, Truth and Uprightness. Let my servants (the officers of the Empire) examine themselves, whether or not they can be sincere; whether or not they can be upright; I fear they will give but a poor account The virtue of the common people, is like the waving grain, (it bends with every wind that blows.) If superiors have little truth or sincerity in their hearts, the disorderly intentions of the people will certaiidy be numerous.
Seite 207 - They straightway began to bargain and barter, in imagination, with "a third of the human race," and would not be convinced that it was possible to throw more into the newly-opened markets than they were capable of clearing off. Sir Henry Pottinger told them that he had opened up a new world to their trade so vast "that all the mills in Lancashire could not make stocking-stuff sufficient for one of its provinces," and they pinned implicit faith to a statement to which their own fond wishes stood sponsor.
Seite 232 - Our ardent wish had been to become acquainted with those celebrated institutions of Your Majesty's populous and extensive Empire which have carried its prosperity to such a height as to be the admiration of all surrounding Nations...

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