Full text: Trigault, Nicolas: Regni Chinensis descriptio

NIC. TRIGAVT. qui literis incumbunt, aut litera-
rios honores adipiſcuntur, ullus
eſt, qui non eam profiteatur. Au-
ctorem ſeu Principem Philoſo-
phorum Confutium, de quo ſupra,
agnoſcunt. Hæc porro ſecta ido-
la non colit, ſed nec habet. Vnum
Numen veneratur, ideo quod ab
eo conſervari gubernarique hæc
inferiora omnia arbitretur. Spiri-
tus etiam, ſed inferiore cultu, & contractiore dominio colit. Ger-
mani literati conditi orbis nec mo-
dum, nec auctorem, ſed neque
tempus docent. Germanos ideo
dixi, quia nonnulli minus celebres,
ſomnia quædam proponunt, ſed
nugacia, nec vero ſimilia, quibus
etiam ideo nulla fides adhibetur.

In hac lege de præmio bono-
rum ac malorum ſermo eſt, ſed
fere arbitrantur id in hac vita dari,
& vel in auctorem, vel in ejus po-
ſteros, pro meritis, redundare. De
animis immortalibus antiqui vix

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