Excerpt from The Modern Part of an Universal History, From the Earliest Account of Time, Vol. 8: Compiled From Original Writers
Upon all thefe accounts, the China]: entertained fuch extra~ ordinary notions of themfclves and country, that they looked upon all the relt of the w... orld, and its inhabitants, with the' utmoft contempt (d), efpecially till they became better ac quainted with the Eurofiemu, or even till their la¿ conqueft by the Tdrtarr. \ve have formerly fpoken of the various names which antient authors, and the neighbouring nations.
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