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—Ralph Waldo Emerson: Journal (May, 1849)
The following description of the presentation of the annual calendar in China is taken from Peter (Pierre) Hoang (A Notice of the Chinese Calendar and a Concordance with the European Calendar, 2nd ed., Catholic Mission Press, Shanghai, 1904):
Every year, on the 1st of the 2nd month, the Board of Mathematics presents ...