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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

...ssence of God, not knowing at all where it is, knowing nothing but God. 77 Chinese Taoist: The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name t... ...here Quakerism originated and spread, and the cultural underlay of Indian, Chinese and Japanese Buddhism which gave rise to Zen. There is a definite t... ...nity is part, are unified. Such a concept equates with that of the ancient Chinese in the Tao, which is variously inadequately interpreted and trans- ... ...sed many of the non-Catholic groups, not only Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists but most non- mainstream groups as well, for example: the Walden... ...aphical mandala, 156. Tao-Sheng, quoted in Fung Yu-Lan, A Short History of Chinese Philosophy, The Free Press, New York, 1948. 277 even though that h...

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...arrival, to an annual 18 Confessions of an English Opium-Eater meeting of Methodists, held at Carnarvon, and were that day expected to return; “and i... ...tters would do as little to recommend me with two grave sexagenarian Welsh Methodists as my Greek sapphics or alcaics; and what had been hospitality w... ...hat if I were compelled to forego England, and to live in China, and among Chinese manners and modes of life and scenery, I should go mad. The causes ... ...the race and name overpowers the sense of youth in the individual. A young Chinese seems to me an antediluvian man renewed. Even Englishmen, though no... ...st in my dreams) for centu- ries. I escaped sometimes, and found myself in Chinese houses, with cane tables, &c. All the feet of the tables, sofas, &c...

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

...heists Spiritualists, and the Spiritualists Agnos tics, and the Agnostics Methodists, and the Methodists What Is Man and Other Essays 32 Confucians,... ...s out of them. Both of these men have been Presbyterians, Uni versalists, Methodists, Catholics—then Presbyterians again, What Is Man and Other Essa... ... Catholics—then Presbyterians again, What Is Man and Other Essays 74 then Methodists again. Burgess has always found rest in these excursions, and Ad... ...lish, the Spaniards, the Americans, the South Americans, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Hindus, the T urks—a thousand wild and tame religions, every k...

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Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...height unexampled in the annals of mankind, and even English Editors, like Chinese Shopkeep- ers, must write on their door-lintels No cheating here,— ... ...n cloaks and wampum belts; phy- lacteries, stoles, albs; chlamydes, togas, Chinese silks, Afghaun shawls, trunk-hose, leather breeches, Celtic hilibeg... ... ing those of Constantinople and Samarcand: in most Col- leges, except the Chinese Mandarin ones, I have studied, or seen that there was no studying. ... ..., therefore, of Pope Pius, Emperor Tarakwang, and the “White Water-roses” (Chinese Carbonari) with their mysteries, no notice here! Of Napo- leon hims... ...to your Zinzendorfs, your Wesleys, and the poor- est of their Pietists and Methodists.” It is here, then, that the spiritual majority of Teufelsdrockh...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...s second half of the fact is acknowledged by their opponents. The Wesleyan Methodists, that formidable power in England and Wales, who once reviled th... ... in all that could affect religion, beyond what could be expected from the Methodists. And in this way grew up a consider- able action and reaction be... ...the man of the 18th century, Greek was to him as much a sealed language as Chinese; and, even with regard to Latin, his own secretary doubts, upon one...

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Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

...syndicalism, the Confederation Generale du Travail, feminism vs. haremism, Chinese lyrics, nationalization of mines, Christian Sci- ence, and fishing ... ...could be depended upon to appreciate the Caruso phonograph record, and the Chinese lantern which Mr. Marbury had brought back as his present from San ... ...re shy. It was “Professor” George Edwin Mott, superintendent of schools, a Chinese manda- rin turned brown, who held Carol’s hand and made her welcome... ...een trees in the val- leys of Nowhere. “These,” Carol announced, “are real Chinese masquer- ade costumes. I got them from an importing shop in Min- ne... ...two men. She shook off the spell and ran down. “We’re going to have a real Chinese concert. Messrs. Pollock, Kennicott, and, well, Stowbody are drumme... ... so we make ourselves unhappy artificially, at great expense and exertion: Methodists dis- liking Episcopalians, the man with the Hudson laughing at t...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...r. Every third man at the least might be set down as a foreigner. Lascars, Chinese, Moors, Negroes, were met at every step. And apart from the manifol... ... should have had no storming of Seringapatam, no Waterloo, and no Arminian Methodists. All that is not quite clear. Tippoo was booked for a desperate ... ..., I learn that ‘the 7000th year of Astronomical History’ is taken from the Chinese tables, and coincides (as I had supposed) with the year 1812 of our...

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The Life of John Sterling

By: Thomas Carlyle

...xtures, pre- tending still to be a Moon or Sun,—though visibly it is but a Chinese lantern made of paper mainly, with candle- end foully dying in the ... ...of their masters, will never be- come so, unless through the agency of the Methodists.”* In the Autumn came an immense hurricane; with new and indeed ...

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The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet

By: George Bernard Shaw

... and sex, would stop enlightenment, and pro- duce what used to be called a Chinese civilization until the Chinese lately took to immoral courses by pe... ... the Impe- rial Theatre after it had passed into the hands of the Wesleyan Methodists, unlicensed plays can be per- formed, technically in private, bu...

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On Liberty

By: John Stuart Mill

...racter is to be without any marked character; to maim by compression, like a Chinese lady’s foot, every part of human nature which stands out prominen... ...ts. The modern regime of public opinion is, in an unorganized form, what the Chinese educational and political systems are in an organized; and unless... ...benefit in a considerably less degree. It is decidedly advancing towards the Chinese ideal of making all people alike. M. de T ocqueville, in his last... ...gulated by the religious and moral sentiments of the stricter Calvinists and Methodists? Would they not, with considerable pe remptoriness, desire th... ...f their organization and discipline, as the governed are of the governors. A Chinese mandarin is as much the tool and creature of a despotism as the h...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...a height unexampled in the annals of mankind, and even English Editors, like Chinese Shopkeepers, must write on their door lintels No cheating here,—w... ...pskin cloaks and wampum belts; phylacteries, stoles, albs; chlamydes, togas, Chinese silks, Afghaun shawls, trunk hose, leather breeches, Celtic hilib... ...luding those of Con stantinople and Samarcand: in most Colleges, except the Chinese Mandarin ones, I have studied, or seen that there was no studying... ...ain to your Zinzendorfs, your Wesleys, and the poorest of their Pietists and Methodists.” It is here, then, that the spiritual majority of Teufelsdr¨ ...

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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

...eserves the sem- blance of the wooden cabin in which the Dorian dwelt. The Chinese pagoda is plainly a Tartar tent. The Indian and Egyptian temples st... ...iscov- ery of the law that water rises to the level of its source. It is a Chinese wall which any nimble Tartar can leap over. It is a standing army, ... ...em Church; the revival of the Calvinistic churches; the experiences of the Methodists, are varying forms of that shudder of awe and delight with which... ...circumstance gives a value to the Egyp- tian hieroglyphics, to the Indian, Chinese and Mexican idols, however gross and shapeless. They denote the hei... ...erns by love; and the metaphor of each has become a national religion. The Chinese Mencius has not been the least successful in his generalization. “I... ... since it is anterior information, that one man should know heaven, as the Chinese say, than that so many men should know the world. “The virtuous pri...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...f the World, a series of letters supposed to be writ- ten from London by a Chinese. No man had the art of displaying with more advantage as a writer, ... ... river. I talked of preaching, and of the great success which those called Methodists have. Johnson. ‘Sir, it is owing to their expressing themselves ... ...e the The Hypocrite, altered from Cibber’s Nonjuror, so as to satirize the Methodists. ‘I do not think (said he,) the character of The Hypocrite justl... ...t think (said he,) the character of The Hypocrite justly applicable to the Methodists, but it was very applicable to the Nonjurors.’ Mr. Strahan had t...

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...teresting city. It is the third biggest city in the known world, for those Chinese congregations of unwinged ants are not cities in the known world. I... .... In every town there are places of worship for Baptists, Pres- byterians, Methodists, Anabaptists, and every denomina- tion of Christianity; and the ... ... the In- dian mutiny should be put down was a matter of course. That those Chinese rascals should be forced into the har- ness of civilization was a g...

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Two Years before the Mast, And Twenty-Four Years After: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

By: Richard Henry Dana

...the ladies; furniture; and in fact, everything that can be imagined, from Chinese fire works to English cart wheels—of which we had a dozen pairs w... ...and the Episcopalians, a bishop, a cathedral, and three other churches; he Methodists and Presbyterians have three or four each, and there are Con... ...isco, I visited three of the Episcopal churches, and the Congregational, a Chinese Mission Chapel, and on the Sabbath (Saturday) a Jewish synagogu... ...y) a Jewish synagogue. The Jews are a wealthy and powerful class here. The Chinese, too, are numerous, and do a great part of the manual labor and ... ...t home the Pilgrim, spent many years in command of vessels in the Indian and Chinese seas, and was in our volunteer navy during the late war, comman...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...s remarkable, that neither the ancient Egyptians, nor the Indians, nor the Chinese, encouraged foreign commerce, but seem all to have derived their gr... ...superstition nearly of the same kind prevails among the In- dians; and the Chinese have never excelled in foreign commerce. The greater part of the su... ...eems to have been in this manner that the ancient Egyptians and the modern Chinese acquired their great wealth. The ancient Egyptians, it is said, neg... ...ncient Egyptians, it is said, neglected foreign com- merce, and the modern Chinese, it is known, hold it in the ut- most contempt, and scarce deign to... ...on very moderate terms, and to be sufficiently secured to the lessees. The Chinese have little respect for foreign trade. Y our beggarly com- merce! w... ...e men; but they have in general ceased to be very popu- lar preachers. The methodists, without half the learning of the dissenters, are much more in v...

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