Journal of the American Oriental Society, כרך 9

כריכה קדמית
American Oriental Society., 1871
"Proceedings" or "Select minutes of meetings" are included in each volume (except volumes 3, 12).

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עמוד xlvi - ... sulphur were in those of the West. It is of less significance to add that many other substances were common to both schools, than to note the remarkable coincidence that, in Chinese as in European alchemy, the names of the two principal reagents are used in a mystical sense. 6. Both schools, or at least individuals in both schools, held the doctrine of a cycle of changes, in the course of which the precious metals revert to their baser elements.
עמוד 138 - ... youth's own loss), and finally, "unus'd beauty" (the whole tragedy— of beauty, of the poet, and of the youth— in the hour of death). Thus this sonnet, which in its absence of visual imagery has little attraction for the hasty reader, reveals itself to analysis as having an intricate beauty of form to which it would be hard to find a parallel in the work of any other poet. Though Sonnet...
עמוד xlvi - Indeed, the characters ttmg for the germ, and fai for the matrix, which constantly occur in the writings of Chinese alchemists, might be taken for the translation of terms in the vocabulary of the Western school, if their higher antiquity did not forbid the hypothesis. 5. The ends in view being the same, the means by which they were pursued were nearly identical — mercury and lead being as conspicuous in the laboratories of the East as mercury and sulphur were in those of the West. It is of less...
עמוד xlvi - ... 1. The study of alchemy had been in full vigor in China for at least six centuries, before it made its appearance in Europe. It did not appear in Europe until the fourth century, when intercourse with the far East had become somewhat frequent It appeared first at Byzantium and Alexandria...
עמוד lxii - The Greeks distinguished one syllable in each word by sounding its vowel on a higher key ; this higher key was represented by the acute accent. The ordinary lower key was not represented in writing. But when it followed the higher key on the same long vowel, it was represented by the grave accent, which then united with the acute to form the circumflex. And when a high-tone ultima, followed by other words in close connection, dropped down to a lower key, it was written with a grave accent instead...

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