海南 We had a prisoner, indeed, but the creature was so sullen that hewould neither cat nor speak, and we all fancied he would starvehimself to death. But I took a way to cure him: for I had madethem take him and turn him into the long-boat, and make him believethey would toss him into the sea again, and so leave him where theyfound him, if he would not speak; nor would that do, but theyreally did throw him into the sea, and came away from him. Then hefollowed them, for he swam like a cork, and called to them in histongue, though they knew not one word of what he said; however atlast they took him in again., and then he began to he moretractable: nor did I ever design they should drown him.
彩票I confess I was struck with the thing itself, but much more withthe convincing arguments he supported it with; but I thought tohave got off my young priest by telling him that all that part wasdone when I was not there: and that they had lived so many yearswith them now, that if it was adultery, it was past remedy; nothingcould be done in it now.海南APP购彩票平台平台
海南"Sir," says he, "asking your pardon for such freedom, you are rightin this, that, it being done in your absence, you could not becharged with that part of the crime; but, I beseech you, flatternot yourself that you are not, therefore, under an obligation to doyour utmost now to put an end to it. You should legally andeffectually marry them; and as, sir, my way of marrying may not beeasy to reconcile them to, though it will be effectual, even byyour own laws, so your way may be as well before God, and as validamong men. I mean by a written contract signed by both man andwoman, and by all the witnesses present, which all the laws ofEurope would decree to be valid."彩票海南APP购彩票平台平台I was amazed to see so much true piety, and so much sincerity ofzeal, besides the unusual impartiality in his discourse as to hisown party or church, and such true warmth for preserving peoplethat he had no knowledge of or relation to from transgressing thelaws of God. But recollecting what he had said of marrying them bya written contract, which I knew he would stand to, I returned itback upon him, and told him I granted all that he had said to bejust, and on his part very kind; that I would discourse with themen upon the point now, when I came to them; and I knew no reasonwhy they should scruple to let him marry them all, which I knewwell enough would be granted to be as authentic and valid inEngland as if they were married by one of our own clergymen.海南彩票I then pressed him to tell me what was the second complaint whichhe had to make, acknowledging that I was very much his debtor forthe first, and thanking him heartily for it. He told me he woulduse the same freedom and plainness in the second, and hoped I wouldtake it as well; and this was, that notwithstanding these Englishsubjects of mine, as he called them, had lived with these womenalmost seven years, had taught them to speak English, and even toread it, and that they were, as he perceived, women of tolerableunderstanding, and capable of instruction, yet they had not, tothis hour, taught them anything of the Christian religion - no, notso much as to know there was a God, or a worship, or in what mannerGod was to be served, or that their own idolatry, and worshippingthey knew not whom, was false and absurd. This he said was anunaccountable neglect, and what God would certainly call them toaccount for, and perhaps at last take the work out of their hands.He spoke this very affectionately and warmly.
平台海南"I am persuaded," says he, "had those men lived in the savagecountry whence their wives came, the savages would have taken morepains to have brought them to be idolaters, and to worship thedevil, than any of these men, so far as I can see, have taken withthem to teach the knowledge of the true God. Now, sir," said he,"though I do not acknowledge your religion, or you mine, yet wewould be glad to see the devil's servants and the subjects of hiskingdom taught to know religion; and that they might, at least,hear of God and a Redeemer, and the resurrection, and of a futurestate - things which we all believe; that they might, at least, beso much nearer coming into the bosom of the true Church than theyare now in the public profession of idolatry and devil-worship."彩票Father Simon was appointed, it seems, by order of the chief of themission, to go up to Pekin, and waited only for another priest, whowas ordered to come to him from Macao, to go along with him. Wescarce ever met together but he was inviting me to go that journey;telling me how he would show me all the glorious things of thatmighty empire, and, among the rest, Pekin, the greatest city in theworld: "A city," said he, "that your London and our Paris puttogether cannot be equal to." But as I looked on those things withdifferent eyes from other men, so I shall give my opinion of themin a few words, when I come in the course of my travels to speakmore particularly of them.详情