Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672 / An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, emperor of China: delivered by their excellencies Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking wherein the cities, towns, villages, ports, rivers, &c. in their passages from Canton to Peking are ingeniously described by John Nieuhoff; also an epistle of Father John Adams, their antagonist, concerning the whole negotiation; with an appendix of several remarks taken out of Father Athanasius Kircher; Englished and set forth with their several sculptures by John Ogilby
[Kircher appendix] Part III. Of the idolatry of the Chineses., pp. 393-399 ff.
fTHAdNA4S IVS KJ7(CHE Rs,'S of %0eayen 4oti nlyneg o eFrin; therefore the h~~ two moltPrlynan I two 1 mofi ftately and magnificent Temples in his Palaces of Peqkin. the one Dedicated to Heaven, the other to the Earth: Forpvrly'sacr~cif n Almbi~now tl~c noft grave Magi.' his Place ; they flay and Offer up Bolls and Sheep in Heca. Heaven and the Earth (as the Egyptians did to Ofiris and Ifis) ._many other Rites. The p4iar Temple of the Learned is tius, which is ere&ed by Law in every City, in a Place above . This flately tificc adjoyas to the Magifrates Palace, who ver thofe that have taken the firft Degree in that Learning. )bvious place of the Temple is the Statue of Confutius, full of sor in fead of a Statue, his Name infrib'd in Golden Letters on n eegat Table : 6on ach 'lick of Which lazid the Statues of fomne of "hi Dicipeswhom the Chinefes have Canoniz'd, amongft the Deities of the, ~ inf~ri roQdr All the City'Magifirates mecet every $cw ~nd Full-Mooni in ' thisTemlewith thofecthat have taken the Pegree -pf Batchelors, to hoo ' l~tdi~t aer wich acculiom'd G ouching, even cq ~roftration, the Ti*M-% "pi beng llthe while illuminated with lighted Tqtches, and bklxning of ............ Charaaters ; or in aad of a Statue, his Name infcrib'd in Golden Letters on an elegant Tabei oech ie othe Statues of fome of his Difciples, whom the tineso have Canonizd amongf the Deities of the lini, ar Ord erAll the City Magirates memuctry e unnd Ful-Mont i vthis Tern per, With thof th e taef the egree of Bathelos, to oo ccnoi their Mafter'with ac fomd G ouchmn, even tQnrgd uration the Tim ~t !I Te being al o thth hiae wh ighte Tqhwe , a bning of Muogh e thte manis caner, theo Egypt, on the vugay fda ; the Month Tnotb, perform'd their Solemnities unto Mecurt. broThe fro a afoivrious Statues ofths , fme of them ve grat, others f~all, and cafy aied abouth one wams co fmunicated unto me by the Re verend Father, Affiftnt of the Portauefe.Soiety. ofs. ifunnius Mfcarenias, the which Entgrav'a I thought, god to aijoyn. The fcona The fecondt Se&t of the Qhinefi", which anfwereth to, the Philofophers s~.amongft the Egyptians, is caI'dScieq'u a, or 0 y pto, but vulgarly 4maida ; the Ja, ponefes erai it Xaca and-.midabu. This La w canto the Cbinefes. from, the Weft, brought from:; Kingdom call'& nrerio or Sciuro, which Regions, as Trigatu armeth' are concluided undqrthe only. Name of Indoflan, fituate between the River Indus and Ganges. This Sea will eafily appear by their Opinions to have proceeded from the Gymnofopbijis, Brachmans, Perfians, and &atrians, who anciently inhabited this Indoflan,
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