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VI CONTENTS OF CHAR III. The Missionaries expelled from Tchao-King. — Farewell of the Christians. — Refusal of Indemnity. — Establisliment at Tcliao- Tcheou. — Monastery of the Flower of the South. — Founder of tliis Monastery Fatlier Ricci refuses to lodge in it. — He founds an Establishment not far from Tchao-Tcheou. — First and singular Disciple of Father Ricci. — The Missionaries change the Costume of the Bonzes for that of the lettered Class. — Father Ricci sets off for Pekin. — Accidents on the Road. — Arrival at Nankin. — Returns to the Capital of Kliiang-Si. — Scientific Labours and Celebrity of Father Ricci in that City. — His Rela- tions with the Viceroy. — The Mission of Tchao-Tcheou besieged by the Bonzes. — Tranquillity restored. — Father Ricci named Superior of all the Missions of China. — Father Ricci sets off for Pekin with the Pi'esident of the Supreme Court. — Agitation in the City of Nankin. — Imperial Canal. — The Yellow River. — Arrival at Pekin. — The Missionaries deceived. — Forced to quit Pekin. — Sufferings on their Return. — Beautiful Chinese Town. — Fetes of the New Year. — Father Ricci's Dream. — Preaching on Mathematics and the Sciences. — Observatory of Nankin. — Chinese Explanation of Eclipses. — Literary Solemnity. — Philosophical Discussion. — Palace haunted by evil Spirits - - Page 92 CHAP. IV. Mode of Instruction adopted by Father Ricci Zeal of the Portu- guese for the Missions. — Father Ricci sets out for Pekin. — Influence of Eunuchs in the Government. — Journey from Nankin to Pekin. — The Eunuch Ma-Tang. — The Missionaries taken Prisoners at a Sea-port. — Arrival of Ricci at Pekin. — The Court of Rites. — Rivalry between the Mandarins and Eunuchs. — Palace of the Ambassadors. — Homage to the Son of Heaven. — Various Petitions to the Emperor. — Relations between the Missionaries and Magistrates. — Conversion of a Member of the Academy of Han-Lin. — Great Success of the Clocks at Court. — Missions of the Provinces. — Fraternal Feeling among the Christians of China. — Chinese Superstitions. — Procession in Honour of the Idol of the Eyes. — The Missionaries mimicked by the Mountebanks. — Success of the Christian Preaching. — Profession of Faith of a Christian. — Native Clergy. — Academy of Han- Lin. — Conversion in the Imperial Family. — Insurrection of the Chinese of Macao. — Father Cataneo accused of seeking to get himself pi'oclaimed Emperor. — Formidable Armament at Canton Martyrdom of a Chinese Seminarist. — Peace is restored - - - 141 CHAP. V. Cathay and China. — Father Goes travels by Land from India to

Pekin. — Cowardice of the Indian Soldiers. — The Robbers of the