Full text: Trigault, Nicolas: Regni Chinensis descriptio

NIC. TRIGAVT. ſervitutem diſtrahunt eo fere pre-
tio, quo ſus aliquis aut triſte jumen. tum vænit, quod ad duos treſve
aureos excreſcit, id quod etiam fa-
ciunt extra carioris annonæ angu-
ſtias; & in perpetuum filii à paren-
tibus ſeparantur, liberumque fit
emptori, qua maxime in re velit,
ſervo uti. Hinc fit, ut hoc regnum
ſervis redundet, non iis belli jure
captis, aut aliunde importatis, ſed
vernaculis & civibus. Non pauci
etiam extra regni fines ab Luſita-
nis Hiſpaniſq; exportantur in per-
petuam extra ſolum patrium ſer-
vitutem. Tametſi hoc maxime
medio Deus utitur, ut Sinas com-
plures ab dæmonum ſervitute in
Chriſtianam transferat libertatem.

Sed hanc venalium liberorum
negotiationem duo leviorem red-
dunt; multitudo ſcilicet plebis te-
nuioris, quæ non niſi ſummo ſudo-
re ac induſtria ſe ſuſtinet, & ipſa
ſervitutis ratio omnino mollior ac

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