Art. XIII. —Remarks on the Yih-She, a Historical Work of the Chinese, in Fifty Volumes

C. Gutzlaff Canton
1836 Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland  
Though the Chinese never instituted Olympic games, at which their orators, poets, and historians, might challenge competitors and receive the applause of the nation — though they never knew that liberty, which, while disenthralling the human, mind, extends the sphere of thought and research,—they only want orators, in order to equal the most celebrated nation of the west, not in classical productions, but in prolific and elaborate volumes.
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