The History of Japan, Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam, 1690-92, Volumen1

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Macmillan, 1906 - 336 páginas

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Página lxvi - Relationi della venuta degli ambasciatori giaponesi a Roma sino alia partita di, Lisbona. Con le accoglienze fatte loro da tutti i Principi Christiani, per doue sono passati. Roma: Francesco Zannetti, 1586. 8, 2 l., 191 (1) pp. 8°. Nuovi avisi del Giapone con alcuni altri della Cina dell LXXXIII et LXXXIV.
Página 259 - In ancient times, he was obliged to sit on the throne for some hours every morning, with the imperial crown on his head, but to sit altogether like a statue, without stirring either hands or feet, head or eyes, nor indeed any part of his body, because, by this means, it was thought that he could preserve peace and tranquillity in his empire...
Página xi - The History of Japan, giving An Account of the ancient and present State and Government of that Empire; of Its Temples, Palaces, Castles and other Buildings; of...
Página 198 - His companion, tho' 1690. sensible of the justice of his complaints, bid him hold his tongue and be quiet, and instead of swearing and cursing, return thanks to the Gods, that the Emperor was not born in the Sign of the Horse, because in that case the load wou'd have been much heavier.
Página 301 - Son, and Jenwo's Nephew, succeeded him in the year of Synmu 1645, of Christ 985, and the seventeenth of his age. He made a new Nengo, after he came to the Crown, which was call'd Genwa and continued only two years. In the second year of his reign, which was the second of the said Nengo, he was suddenly taken with such a desire of retirement and a religious life, that he left his palace privately in the night time, and retired into the Monastery of Quansi, where he caus'd himself to be shav'd like...
Página 31 - Wife lay prisoner in the Stable, who far from taking leave of him spit in his face, and would not so much as suffer him to kiss his only remaining Son of four years of age, another Son being lately dead and still unburied. From thence he was carried out of Town to the place of execution, where notwithstanding all his reluctancy he had his head cut off : His Body was divided into two parts and covered with a little earth, which the Dogs scratch'd away in the night time, and devoured the Corpse to...
Página 264 - Cami. Their Habit. The Persons of this Ecclesiastical Court, among other marks of distinction, are clad after a particular fashion, peculiar to themselves, and widely differing from the habits of secular Persons, whom they scorn and despise, as being of a mean, unholy extraction. There is so much difference even among themselves, as to their habits, that thereby alone it is easily known what rank they are of, or what employment they have at Court. They wear long wide breeches and a large gown over...
Página 259 - The ecclesiastical emperor thinks that it would be very prejudicial to his dignity and holiness to touch the ground with his feet : for this reason, when he intends to go anywhere, he must be carried thither on men's shoulders. Much less will they suffer, that he should expose his sacred person to the open air ; and the sun is not thought worthy to shine on his head. There is such a holiness ascribed to all parts of the body, that he dares to cut off neither his hair, nor his beard, nor his nails.
Página 251 - ... the year, People of all ranks and qualities resort thither in Pilgrimage. Thus much of this first and fabulous Epocha of the Japanese Government, of which I have treated more at large in the above-mention'd seventh Chapter of the first Book. I proceed now to the second and doubtful Aera. It is...
Página lxix - Catholique, & principalement de ce que les Religieux de la Compagnie de Jesus y ont fait & endure...

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