Araki The Daimio; A Japanese Story Of The Olden Time

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byMona B. Bickerstaffe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. "Sit still and hear, those whom proud thoughts do swell, Those that look pale by loving coin too well j Whom luxury corrupts--"Let rules be fixed that may our rage contain, And punish faults with a proportioned pain; And do not flay him who deserves alone A whipping for the fault that he hath done." Creech. My story of the olden time being ended, let us fill up our remaining pages, by tracing the fortunes of the Christian religion until its final expulsion from the "Land of the Rising Sun." From the period of my tale, until the middle of the seventeenth century, Christianity underwent many vicissitudes, according to the various dispositions of the reigning Tycoons; and so it went on, suffering sundry ups and downs until the great persecution in the year 1636, when the native Christians were so cruelly treated, that they flew to arms, and shut themselves up in the fortified town of Simbarra, where 38,000 of them bravely held out against a besieging army of 80,000 men. At that time the Portuguese, and Spanish, were not the only foreigners who had found their way into Japan. The Dutch were there too, carrying on a brisk trade with the natives, and comporting themselves with a grasping greediness that characterized all their early commercial dealings; never content unless they enjoyed a complete monopoly of trade, in whatever country they established themselves. These Dutch merchants, though nominally Christians, seem to have had no desire to propagate, or support the Christian faith, the whole object of their lives was trade; and with hearts hardened by the greed of gain, in order to curry favour with the governing powers of the country, they actually lent their assistance in the destruction of the Christians, for the besieging army would never h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. "Sit still and hear, those whom proud thoughts do swell, Those that look pale by loving coin too well j Whom luxur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021772230X

ISBN - 13:9780217722308

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