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时间: 2019年12月10日 08:04

� � "Nothing. You'd be shocked." � The Duke Ching, of Ch檌, asked Confucius about government. Confucius replied, 淭here is government, when the prince is prince, and the minister is minister; when the father is father, and the son is son.? � 本 "Git off攂efore I t?ake my gun and shoot you." The next minute Reuben had pulled on his trousers and was out in the passage, shouting "Fire!" 淗ow did you discover she was Jeff檚 wife?? � The critic檚 persevering patronage of Dr Krapf is so chivalrous, that I almost regret to show that it has been exerted in vain. Truth, however, requires that I should do so. Perhaps, indeed, the reviewer檚 purpose may be less benevolent than it appears at first sight. His object may not be so much to exalt the clergyman, as to depress me, by creating, as far as he is able, in the public mind, the belief of what he asserts so positively, namely, that the Embassy fell into utter 渄isrepute?after the departure of the missionary, that so far from being able to exercise any influence, it would have been forcibly expelled, had it not beaten a hasty retreat. My opponent is a man of dates, and parades them in a manner truly pathetic. But how on these points did he happen to remain so much in the dark? Had he not all the great Abyssinian authorities at his elbow? Was he not acquainted with those who knew everything about the country擜rabic and Amh谩ric scholars, who, by the help of Isenberg檚 Dictionary, could translate boudah, and with the aid of Richardson, plunge into the mysteries of mafeesh? Where was the erudite individual who weighed my classical attainments in the balance, and found them wanting? Where was his fidus Achates, the 淎rqueem Nobba??How happens it that his oracles grew suddenly dumb when he consulted them on the subject of dates? The reader will scarcely credit the reason of all this when it is stated; but the fact is, that the reviewer had no other object in view than to misrepresent and injure me, though of course aware that it was in my power fully to refute him. I shall do so now, and, as I think, so satisfactorily, that he will not return to the charge.