Journeys in North China, Manchuria, and Eastern Mongolia; With Some Account of Corea Volume 1

Journeys in North China, Manchuria, and Eastern Mongolia; With Some Account of Corea Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...in carts, some returning to their homes, having heard that the rebels had left their district, and others hurrying to the city for refuge; the men walking, whilst the carts were filled with women and children, sitting on sacks of corn, with articles of furniture piled up in front and back, and the live-stock yoked to the cart. We saw a poor sick boy in one cart, to whom death seemed very near. Oh! the misery of an ill-governed country! Meditating thus painfully, my attention was arrested by a grove of tall cypress-trees, with a high tablet in front, which I found was the burial-place of " Hwuy-lew-pea," mentioned in the books of Confucius. He was an officer of the kingdom of Loo, had been chief criminal judge in his day, and was a man of virtue and talents, and famous in China. The victim of envy, he was thrice dismissed from offlce. He had a vein of irony in him--vvitness this sentence: -----" Seeking to serve men in an upright way, where shall I go and not experience such a thrice-repeated dismissal? If I choose to serve men in a crooked way, what need is there for me to leave my native country?" Soon the pagoda and walls of Yen-chow-fu came in sight: I was now approaching the district rendered classic as being the birth-place of the two great sages of China, and the scene of many of the more important events in their 'lives. ' This city takes its name from one of the nine divisions of ancient China, into which, we are informed, the Supreme Ruler, in a vision, told Yu to divide the Empire. It stands in the centre of the old kingdom or dukedom called Loo, so often referred to in the classics. This is certified among other things by an inscription of four large characters over the top of the west gate, telling...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765354
  • 9781236765352