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fixty years, as the Greeks did by Olympi. and that the Chinese civil year,

which commences about the twenty-fifth of January, confifts but of 354 days, and is set right with the course of the sun, by inserting an intercalary Month every third and fifth year.

And especially be it remarked, that although the Chinese keep no Sabbath, or seventh day of reft, they nevertheless divide the weeks like us, according to the order of the planets, reckoning the twenty-eight days of every Month fucceffively by feven and seven throughout the year : [See P. Du Halde, v. 2 p. 132.] there. by confirming that remark of learned men, that there is hardly any nation under heaven, among whom some tradition of the world's having been created in seven days may not be discovered, by the arbitrary division of their time into weeks of seven days.

Vide Selden. Jus Nat. & Gent. lib. 3. cap. 22. -Huet. demonftrat. Evang prop. 4. cap. 11. p. 264. Gro- tius de veritar. lib. i.

fest. 16.

Page 131. Note, add:

N. B. The Editor hath been informed by a gentleman lately come from China, that the Tael is always estimated at 6s. 8d. English. See also the Translator's pref. to P. Du Halde, fol. v. I. p. viij. and Dampier, vol. 2. Supplemt. p. 61.

Page 136. Note, add:

N. B. See also a very exact, though somewhat different, account of this curious Ever


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Page 169. Note, add.

N. B. The great progress of the religion of Fo among the Chinese, is perhaps to be accounted for, from its supplying the doctrines of a future state, so agreeable to the mind of man. This at least was the case in Japan. (See Kæmpfer, p. 248.) As for the sect of Tao-tse, chey have evidently borrowed their notions on this fubject from the other. See page 269. note.

Page 194. lin 12. [silver * ;]

. Our merchants give the name of foces to those wedges or oblong pieces, into which the Chinese commonly cast their gold. (See notes, vol. 4. pag. 109. & pag. 153.] but it is not usual with them to give this name to their wedges of silver : however there is no doubs but there are meant by the expression in the text.

N. B. These “Moes of filver” are perhaps the same with what Kæmpfer calls “ Shuets of filver:” one of which, he says, weighs about five ounces, and is worth about a pound of ferling

See Hift. of Japan, page 318.

Page 290.

The little marginal note hould run thus.
N. B. The Chinese mirrours are of pilijbed feel,


(See P. Du Halde, 1. 196. Lettr. ed. xxviij. 194.) not but the Chinese manufa£lure a kind of glass, but we are told that it is more brittle than ours, breaking when exposed to too sharp an air. P. Du Halde, I. 105. Mod. Univ. Hilt. viij. 73.

Page 280. Note, lin. 14.

2. The Hu.pu or Tribunal of the Treasury. [This court hath the care of the public treasury, finances, &c. together with the private estate, revenues, and expences of the Emperor. It pays the salaries and pensions of all the state oficers: and keeps the rolls and registers which are made every year of all the families, number of men, measure of land, and the duties thence arising to the Emperor. See P. Du Halde, i,

249. Mod. Univ. Hift. viij. 146.] Page 281. Note, lin. 3.

6. The Kong.pu, or Tribunal of public-works. [This court luperintends all the Emperor's buildings: and takes cognizance of all the towers, bridges, causeys, dikes, rivers, canals, highways, and streets throughout the empire. P. Du Halde. Mod. Univ. Hift. &c. ubi fupra.]



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and. p. 17. 1. 9. r. use. p. 23. 1. 6. r. for that hath r. which hath. p. 38. 1. 5. r. weak that he. p. 39. note 1.12. for figures r. fingers. p. 42. l. 3. r. with it myself." N. B. After these words should have been a break. p. 44. 1. 10. &c. r, service : fhe, who is of an admirable disposition, doth. Ibid. I. 16. r. advice, added he addressing. p. 55. note for am r.

1. 5. r. was but too. p. 66. note, l. 5. for to t. with. p. 67. 1.7. r. Lieu-hiau-whey. p. 68. note, dele the three laft lines. p. 83, note, l. 9, after wines, add, and spirituous liquors. p. 99. 1. 7. dele all the. p. 104. note, l. 1. for into, r. in. p. 130. 1. prevent it. p. 131. note, l. 16.r. (2) Lettres edifiant. p. 132. l. 1. for wait r. go. p. 143. 1. 6. dele second hath. p. 144. note, l. 1. r. differently. p. 146. note, 1. 3. r. Liv. xvi. Ibid. I. 10. 11. r. where nature hath so much force, that morality hath. p. 150. note, I. 22. r. Even a person. p. 151. note, l. io. after cavaliers, add and yet they always go on foot. p. 156. 1. 3. from bottom dele to and. p. 167. note, l. 6. add 237 p. 185. note, ult. r. xxv. 143, 286. p. 197. 1. penult. r. exceedingly. p. 198. 1. ponult. for original r. Translator's MS. P. 201... 15. for these r. which. p. 206. note, l. 2. for it r, each piece. p. 228. note, 1. 2. after fize, add (frequently 12 or 14 feet long) p. 237, note,


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and therefore. Ibid. l. 16. for of r, with. p. 256. note, l. ult. add 526. p. 262. note, l. 2. r. ftillfo. p. 268. note, l. ult. r. viz. among the. p. 287.1. 5. from bottom after Fohi dele (,) Ibid. after sexes, add went.

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