9457 who blessed them with tea and a luncheon
9458 and in another room assez mal propre
9459 singing his prayers was another
9460 and in yet another temple apartment another said frankly
9461 he didn't see how he cd/ have lived in another body
9462 before this and in any case had no such remembrance
9463 but only the ho fo's word
9464 and they went on toward the Hans of Kalkas
9465 where they got order to turn about and come home
9466 was a war on between Eleutes and Kalkas
9467 and to tell the Oros (the O Rossians) to meet 'em at Selinga
9468 or some other place on the frontier
9469 to determine frontiers.
9470 which they accomplished next year at Nipchou.
9471 With these ambassadors were a lot of domestics
9472 five thousand 800 sojers
9473 and a spot of artillery
9474 who all passed the gt wall at Cha houkoen.
9475 And KANG walked to his grandmother's funeral
9476 a distance of 500 ly from the capital.
9478 coming from Petersburg
9479 but we wanted our martin sables, our huntin'
9480 that was on the north side of the Amur
9481 where are mountains and great lakes in the valleys.
9482 Year 28th of KANG HI, under the 7th moon
9483 was this treaty in latin with copies in tartar and muscovite
9484 and the chinks swore by the god of Xtians
9485 thinking nothing else wd/ have more force with the muscovites
9486 'To spare further bloodshed on our frontiers
9487 we here near the town of Nipchou
9488 swear peace solid, eternal
9489 state that boundary stones shall be set.
9490 Pray we to the GOD of all things
9491 who seeth our hearts
9492 that if any man here have reservation
9493 or plot his own profit
9494 in violence to this treaty
9495 he die before he reach a ripe age
9496 So the envoys
9497 embraced to the music of instruments
9498 and the rhoosians (Orosians) served a sort of lunch
9499 to the chinese ambassadors
9500 confitures and three sorts of wine
9501 vintage of europe
9502 and this was due to the frog and the portagoose
9503 Gerbillon and Pereira
9504 to Gerbillon in the most critical moment
9505 that he kept their tempers till they came to conclusion.
9506 So the Jesuits brought in astronomy
9508 music and physics from Europe,
9509 Grimaldi, Intorcetta, Verbiest,
9510 Koupelin. Subject of yr/ Majesty,
9511 prescribed of the tribune of rites:
9512 True that the Europeans have passed zealously many dangers
9513 and have brought us astronomy, and founded cannon
9514 which have served us in civil wars,
9515 and that one shd/ reward their services in negotiating with
9516 the ORosians.
9517 They have not made any trouble.
9518 We permit lamas, hochangs and taotsés to go to
9519 their churches
9520 It wd/ seem unwarranted to forbid only these Europeans
9521 to go to their temples. We deem therefore
9522 that they be so permitted
9523 indiscriminate to pray and burn perfumes.
9524 3rd day 2nd moon of the 31st year of KANG HI
9525 17 grandees of the Empire, whereof eleven cabinet ministers
9526 of this EMPEROR
9527 Les pères Gerbillon, Fourtères, Bournat
9528 took quinine to the palace, anno domini 1693
9529 Hence the Jesuit church in Pekin in the Hoang Tchang
9530 that is the palace enclosure.
9531 And Feyenkopf in the Kaldan war
9532 was fighting Eleutes and Mohamedans and the
9533 Emperor shot six quail de suite with six arrows
9534 and sent the Crown Prince an Eleute horse
9535 saying: I don't know that chinese bean fodder will suit him.
9536 Herewith some Kalkas sheep for prime mutton.
9537 yr affectionate father KANG HI
9538 Hoang Ho is frozen. In fact the Ortes country seems to be
9539 pretty much as we thought it in Pekin,
9540 small huntin' quite pleasant, a lot of pheasants and hares.
9541 pasturage excellent. Hoang Ho fruz ½ a ft. thick.
9542 Ortes very orderly, have lost none of their mongol habits,
9543 their princes in concord, no usury.
9544 Clever especially in lookin' after their animals,
9545 clumsy bowmen, but hit their mark.
9546 And General Feyenkopf wrote him
9547 that the Eleutes had caved in
9548 and KANG HI gave a fur cap to the envoy
9549 and his (KANG HI'S) horse sweat pink
9550 as in legend the horses of Taouen land, the
9551 Tien ma, or horses of heaven
9552 and this horse in particular had been taken in the battle of
9554 and they had a grand show in Pekin for next new year's
9555 Mongols, Kaldans and Eleutes.
9556 'It is easy after this to be sure
9557 that all lamas are traitors.
9558 Keep these prisoners in separate rooms,
9559 sold to the Tipa who is a liar. I have taken
9560 the sun 38° 34''
9561 i.e. one degree 20 less here than in Pekin'
9562 KANG HI
9563 Dogs bark only at strangers. And at Paichen
9564 KANG HI was pleased with the pasture land,
9565 delayed his return to the capital,
9566 stayed stag-hunting outside the great wall
9567 while Kalda had grabbed Samarkand and
9568 Bokara for the mohammeds
9569 1699 peace year in all Tartary
9570 Grimaldi, Pereira, Tony Thomas and Gerbillon
9571 sent in their placet sic:
9572 European litterati
9573 having heard that the Chinese rites honour Kung-fu-tseu
9574 and offer sacrifice to the Heaven etc/
9575 and that their ceremonies are grounded in reason
9576 now beg to know their true meaning and in particular
9577 the meaning of terms for example Material
9578 Heaven and Changti meaning? its ruler?
9579 Does the manes of Confucius
9580 accept the grain, fruit, silk, incense offered
9581 and does he enter his cartouche?
9582 The European church wallahs wonder if this can be reconciled.
9583 And the archbish of Antioch spent a year in Canton
9584 mousing round but not coming to Pekin
9585 but was, next year, permitted,
9586 Monseigneur Maillard de Tournon
9587 from Clemens, papa (Number XI) the Kiao Hoang
9588 and the Portagoose king sent an envoy
9589 and they cured KANG HI with wine from the Canaries
9590 w'ich putt 'em up a jot higher
9591 And too much rice went to Batavia
9592 so our lord KANG layed an embargo
9593 (a bit before Tommy Juffusun's)
9594 and a tsong-ping or second class mandarin
9595 putt up a petition:
9596 AGAINST Europes and Xtianity
9597 That there had been nine red boats into Macao
9598 Dutchmen, red-heads or Englanders.
9599 Japan, sez Tching mao, is the only considerable kingdom
9600 to east of us
9601 and Japan kept peace even all through the great Ming rebellion.
9602 Siam and Tonkin pay tribute,
9603 only danger to us is from these Europeans
9604 by Hong-mao I mean any nordic barbarian
9605 there are Yenkeli and Yntsa (meanin' froggies)
9606 and Holans
9607 all equally barbarous
9608 I have knocked around at sea for some years
9609 and the Dutch are the worst of the lot of them,
9610 poifik tigurs,
9611 their vessels stand any wind and carry a hundred cannon
9612 if ten of 'em get into Canton
9613 who knows what cd/ happen.
9614 I think we shd/ stop this danger at source
9615 or at least make 'em disarm before coming into our harbours
9616 or have 'em come in one at a time
9617 or unlade in a fortress.
9618 They wormed into Japan via Manilla they have been
9619 kicked out but still try to get in again
9620 They spend money, gather the dregs of the people, make maps
9621 I don't know what they are up to
9622 and that's not my province
9623 All I know is they refuged in Manilla
9624 And now they are top dog in Manilla
9625 I rest my case in the tribunals of Empire
9626 trusting that this bind-weed will not be permitted
9627 to root in and fortify
9628 Humbly to yr MAJESTY
9629 Tching Mao, a sea captain
9630 Dug up edict of '69
9631 PERMIT only Verbiest and his colleagues
9632 We vote to pardon all converts
9633 provided they pull down their churches, and again May eleventh
9634 MISSIONARIES have well served in reforming our
9636 and in making us cannon
9637 and they are therefore permitted to stay
9638 and to practice their own religion but
9639 no chinese is to get converted
9640 and they are not to build any churches
9641 47 europeans have permits
9642 they may continue their cult, and no others.
9643 Jesuits appealed that they be not
9644 confounded with Dutchmen
9645 Let stay, if wd/ promise never see Europe again
9646 various churches were levelled and
9647 there came an embassy from PETER of Russia
9649 with cavalcade and drawn sabres
9650 and a new bloke from the Kiao-hoang of Roma.
9651 Tibet was brought under and '22 was a peace year
9652 The Emp'r'r went huntin' as usual
9653 and tiger huntin' in Haitse and died the 20th of this month
9654 at 8 in the evening
9655 'no DYNASTY has come in with such justice
9656 as ours has. I have not wasted the treasures of empire
9657 considering them as the blood of the people
9658 3 million a year on river embankments
9659 I order that YONG TCHING succeed me
9660 THOU SHALT NOT
9661 lend money to sojers.
9662 Huntin' keeps manchu fit
9663 avoid the hot summer in Pekin.'
9664 He began taking trips into Tartary.
9665 History translated to manchu. Set up board of translators
9666 Verbiest, mathematics
9667 Pereira professor of music, a treatise in chinese and manchu
9668 Gerbillon and Bouvet, done in manchu
9669 revised by the emperor as to questions of style
9670 A digest of philosophy (manchu) and current
9671 Reports on the mémoires des académies
9672 des sciences de Paris.
9673 Quinine, a laboratory set up in the palace.
9674 He ordered 'em to prepare a total anatomy, et
9675 qu'ils veillèrent à la pureté du langage
9676 et qu'on n'employât que des termes propres
9677 (namely CH'ing ming)
9680 wanted the best European models
9681 fer paintin' an' scuppchure, his works in one hundred volumes
9682 wuz emperor KANG HI 61 years
9683 from 1662 and came after him
9685 his fourth son, to honour his forebears
9686 and spirits of fields
9687 of earth
9689 utility public
9690 sought good of the people, active, absolute, loved
9691 No death sentence save a man were thrice tried
9692 and he putt out Xtianity
9693 chinese found it so immoral
9694 his mandarins found this sect so immoral
9695 'The head of a sect' runs the law 'who deceives folk
9696 'by pretending religion, ought damn well to be strangled.'
9697 No new temples for any hochang, taoists or similars
9698 sic in lege
9699 False laws are that stir up revolt by pretense of virtue.
9700 Anyone but impertinent fakers wd have admitted
9701 the truth of the Emperor's answer:
9702 What I say now I say as Emperor
9703 Applied to this daily and all day
9704 Not seeing my children not seeing the Empress
9705 till the time of mourning be ended
9706 Xtians being such sliders and liars.
9707 Public kitchen in famine
9708 Public works for the unemployed, 1725,
9709 a dole, nothing personal against Gerbillon and his
9710 colleagues, but
9711 Xtians are disturbing good customs
9712 seeking to uproot Kung's laws
9713 seeking to break up Kung's teaching.
9714 Officers at Tientsing
9715 who faked rice distribution
9717 can damn well pay up what they have embezzled.
9718 Lieu-yu-y, state examiner said:
9719 Put magazines in the 4 towns of Chan-si
9720 (that there be set up a fondego)
9721 Look whom you choose to administer
9722 that these be not the overworked Governors
9723 To keep out graft ... if any man have loaned rice in secret ...
9724 A 100,000 pund capital
9725 wd/ mean Thirty thousand great measures
9726 At moderate price we can sell in the spring
9727 to keep the market price decent
9728 And still bring in a small revenue
9729 which should be used for getting more next crop
9730 AMMASSI or sane collection,
9731 to have bigger provision next year,
9732 that is, augment our famine reserve
9733 and thus to keep the rice fresh in store house.
9734 IN time of common scarcity; to sell at the just price
9735 in extraordinary let it be lent to the people
9736 and in great calamities, give it free
9738 Approved by the EMPEROR
9739 (Un fontego [Footnote: 1Kb] )
9740 And in every town once a year
9741 to the most honest citizens: a dinner
9742 at expense of the emperor
9743 no favour to men over women
9744 Manchu custom very old, revived now by YONG TCHING
9745 An' woikinmen thought of. If proper in field work
9746 get 8th degree button and
9747 right to sit at tea with the governor
9748 One, european, a painter, one only admitted
9749 And Pope's envoys got a melon
9751 sent him to confino to watch men breakin' ground
9752 He had boosted the salt price.
9753 And they received the volumes of history
9754 with a pee-rade with portable cases like tabernacles
9755 the dynastic history with solemnity.
9756 'I cant', had said KANG HI
9757 'Resign' said Victor Emanuel, you Count Cavour can resign
9758 at your convenience.
9759 'To comfort the soul of my father
9760 Emperor now defunct and in heaven', said YONG TCHING;
9761 Don't think that soft talk is wanted
9762 you write down what you take for the facts
9763 call pork pork in your proposals
9764 your briefs shd/ be secret and sealed and our Emperor
9765 will publish at his discretion.
9766 Eleventh month 23rd day for ceremonial ploughing
9767 (I take it december)
9768 Out by the Old Worker's Hill
9769 YONG ploughed half an hour
9770 three princes, nine presidents did their stuff
9771 and the peasants in gt/ mass sang the hymns
9772 befitting this field work
9773 as writ in LI KI in the old days
9774 And they sowed grain and in autumn the grain of that field
9775 was for ceremonial purposes put in sacks of Imperial
9776 yellow as fit for this purpose.
9777 'You Christers wanna have foot on two boats
9778 and when them boats pulls apart
9779 you will d/n well git a wettin'' said a court mandarin
9780 tellin' 'em.
9781 And they set up a yellow pavilion
9782 with a buffet beneath it
9783 And the dishes and the court silver
9784 and in deep silence sounded suddenly trumpets
9785 and music for the Emperor YONG TCHING
9786 and Dom Metello and the Europeans went to their places
9787 a cushion for Dom Metello
9788 and the Emperor's wine was brought in, which he offered to
9789 Dom Metello
9790 who knelt, drank, and returned to his cushion
9791 whereon they offered him fruit piled high in a pyramid
9792 and the Emperor YONG said: take him somewhere where
9793 it is cooler.
9794 So they dined him and showed him a comedy
9795 and gave him seven trunks of stuff for himself
9796 and 35 for the Portagoose boss who had sent him
9797 i.e. he wuz honoured but cdn't spill proppergander
9798 and the chink grandees took him down the canal
9799 with a dinner cooked by the chefs of the Palace
9800 and his trappings up-(as they say)-held the honour of Europe
9801 and as to Sounou being Xtian, he wuz probably also a conspiracy
9802 But the population of Yun-nan was growing
9803 and the price of grain kept goin' up.
9804 Lot of land undeveloped
9805 so they opened it
9806 tax exemption for six years on good rice land
9807 and for ten years on dry
9808 and honours in proportion to
9809 how much a bloke wd put under culture
9810 button 8th class for enough, and diplomas
9811 for 15 arpens. A peasant got two bouquets for his cap
9812 and a cramoisi scarf and a band to walk home wiff.
9813 And a boost for any mandarin
9814 that wd stake out new settlers
9815 800,000 in doles
9816 a million on canal reparations
9817 Good of the empire of any part of the empire
9818 concerns every mandarin
9819 no matter where he is located
9820 It is like a family affair
9821 Ghost frightens no honest man. No house is
9822 durable if perched on yr neighbor's ruin
9823 An honest peasant is a prognostic
9824 wrote YONG TCHING
9825 passing in silence the other 'prognistics' of the
9826 Governor's letter
9827 Men are born with a fund of rightness you will
9828 find good men in any small village
9829 but the bureaucrats take no notice
9830 let Chiyeou be made a 7th class mandarin
9831 give him 100 ounces of silver as incentive to other men
9832 Heaven has scattered riches and poverty
9833 but to profit on other men's loss is no better than banditry
9834 in momentum of avarice, no longer steers his own course.
9835 Chiyeou didn't do it on book readin'
9836 nor by muggin' up history.
9837 Million in earthquake relief
9838 and a thousand taels to the capital Jesuits
9839 but expelled the rest from Canton
9840 'they go on buying converts'
9841 Died 1735 at 58
9842 in the 13th year of his reign
9843 Came KIEN, 40 years before 'our revolution'
9844 YONG TCHING unregretted by canaglia and nitwits
9845 'A man's happiness depends on himself,
9846 not on his Emperor
9847 If you think that I think that I can make any man happy
9848 you have misunderstood the FU
9850 (the Happiness ideogram) that I sent you.
9851 Thus Tching whom Coupetai had brought up,
9853 for his attention to detail
9854 unregretted by scoundrels
9855 never had death sentences such attention
9856 three trials, publication of details, examination,
9857 to poorest as for the highest
9858 CAI TSONG HIEN HOANG TI be he credited
9859 so his son Kien Long came to the throne
9860 in the 36th of that century---
9861 and as to the rise of the Adamses---
9862 Extensive Mohamedan treasures
9863 'Question of coin in these conquered towns is very important.
9864 I advise a few of YOUR mintage
9865 and to leave the old pieces current.
9866 Those used here,
9867 Haskai, yerqui and hotien
9868 are of bronze weighing about 1/5th of one of our ounces
9869 50 of these mahometan discs make a teuke
9870 about one of our taels.
9871 There are some useless old cannon here
9872 which I suggest we melt up for small cash
9873 to keep commerce moving.'
9875 to his EMPEROR
9876 from the camp before Hashan
9877 (or Kasgar, a city in little Boucaria)
9878 This princess entered the palace when YONG TCHING was
9880 as 'a young lady merely of talents
9881 recited with beautiful voice
9882 and had other amiable qualities'
9883 concubine, and having a son was made queen
9884 and for forty two years had seen him, this son,
9885 on the first throne of Asia
9887 posthumous EMPRESS
9888 Hiao Ching Hien Hoang Héou
9889 and her son as memorial
9890 exempted his empire from the land tax
9891 for a year as indeed he had done before on her birthdays
9892 when she was 70 and when she reached her eightieth birthday
9893 and now, in memoriam. And he wrote
9894 a poem on the Beauties of Mougden
9895 and condensed the Ming histories
9896 literary kuss, and wuz Emperor
9897 fer at least 40 years.
9898 Perhaps you will look up his verses.
9900 or inclination to perseverance in error
9901 to correct it with cheerfulness
9902 particularly as to the motives of actions
9903 of the great nations of Europe.'
9904 for the planting
9905 and ruling and ordering of New England
9906 from latitude 40° to 48°
9907 TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE COMPANIE
9908 whereon Thomas Adams
9909 19th March 1628
9910 18th assistant whereof the said Thomas Adams
9912 Merry Mount become Braintree, a plantation near Weston's
9913 Capn Wollanston's became Merrymount.
9914 ten head 40 acres at 3/ (shillings) per acre
9915 who lasted 6 years, brewing commenced by the first Henry
9916 continued by Joseph Adams, his son
9917 at decease left a malting establishment.
9918 Born 1735; 19th Oct. old style; 30th new style John Adams
9919 its emolument gave but a bare scanty subsistence.
9920 'Passion of orthodoxy in fear, Calvinism has no other agent
9921 study of theology
9922 wd/ involve me in endless altercation
9923 to no purpose, of no design and do no good to
9924 any man whatsoever ...
9925 not less of order than liberty ...
9926 Burke, Gibbon, beautifiers of figures ...
9927 middle path, resource of second-rate statesmen ...
9928 produced not in Britain:
9929 tcha [Image]
9930 tax falls on the colonists.
9932 continent, eye on a few London merchants ...