Points and pickings of information about China and the Chinese, by the author of 'Soldiers and sailors'.

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Page 264 - The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Page 169 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them : and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Page 182 - A hundred cars the triumph swell. Mourn for the tiny architect, A stronger bird hath ta'en its nest : Mourn for the hapless, stolen bride, How vain the pomp to soothe her breast!
Page 250 - Prostrate I beg imperial Heaven (Hwang Tien) to pardon my ignorance and stupidity, and to grant me self-renovation; for myriads of innocent people are involved by me, a single man.

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