Fußpflegestudio D. Leberecht
Darler Heide 56
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Notes to the hypertext transcription: This book was in dire need of more thorough proofreading when it went to the printer. There are endnotes missing and references to endnotes missing. The spelling and punctuation is quite sketchy in many places, and I have taken the liberty of correcting it where the correction is obvious, matching quotation marks, changing periods to commas, replacing "d'ont" with "don't", etc. Still, the punctuation is atrocious. The diacritical marks on Chinese names are also very inconsistent. For example, Lao Tzu is spelled Tzû, Tzŭ, Tzu, and Tzü in different places, sometimes even in the same paragraph. These have been retained as they are in the book for lack of any apparent system to restore them to and because I do not speak or write Chinese and am reluctant to make the call on spelling. The apostrophes in Chinese words are also used inconsistently and they point both directions (., ‘ and ’) indiscriminately. As the orientation of the apostrophe makes no difference in Chinese orthography (unlike Arabic), and because the OCR software does not pick up on the difference, all of them are rendered as ‛, the character used in Legge's works, which has the virtue of being distinguishable from quotation marks and apostrophes.
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But here it may be proper to make a distinction. All absolute governments must very much depend on the administration; and this is one of the great inconveniences attending that form of government. But a republican and free government would be an obvious absurdity, if the particular checks and controuls, provided by the constitution, had really no