Excerpt from Recollections of a Journey Through Tartary, Thibet, and China, During the Years 1844, 1845, and 1846, Vol. 1
A wonx, whose origin and purpose are explained almost in the first page, would scarcely require any introductory remark, but that it has been found necess... ary to reduce a little its ori ginal dimensions, in order to bring it within the limits of the present publication. Care has been taken, however, that the Mes omitted should be those which it is believed the reader would most willingly spare; for instance, a general survey of the Tartar nation, derived, in a great measure, from written and even printed sourcea - the account of the return fimrney from the capital of Thibet, the journey to which by a similar route, had been already fully described, - and some de tails concerning Buddhism, which have been already brought before the public, at length, in the work of Mr. Prinsep.
Protestant readers will not enter into all M. Huc's views on the subject of the conversion of the Buddhist Tartara and they may, perhaps, think his frequent assertions of the striking re semblance between the outward forms and ceremonies of Bud dhism and those of his own Church somewhat naive but his single-mindedness and earnest piety of heart and life will, it is hoped, not fail to meet with sympathy from all Christians, whatever may be their speculative differences.
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