The Chinese Classics Volume 5, PT. 1

The Chinese Classics Volume 5, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...a meet ing with the marquis of Ts'e, the duke of Sung, Kwan, heir-son of Ch'in, and Hwa, heir-son of Ch'ing, when they made a covenant in Ning-moo. 5 6 7 Par. 1. Ch'ing was in an evil case between Ts'oo and Ts'e, and experienced the general fate of trimmers. The Chuen says: --'On this occasion, K'ung Shuh 9aid to the earl of Ch'ing, "The proverb says, 'When a man is incapable of firm resolve, why should he feel it a pain to be humble?' You are not able to be strong, and you are not able to be weak: --it is the way to ruin yourself; the State is in peril. Let me entreat you to submit to Ts'e, in order to save the State." The earl said "I know how peace with Ts'e can be brought about. Have patience with me for a little." The officer replied, " When we know not in the morning that we shall reach the evening, how can we wait for your determinatumi"' Far. 2. Seaou or Little Choo is the same as E ( j $) of HI. v. 3; xv. 3. Its chief E-lae, it is said, had been very assiduous in serving the marquis of Ts'e, who got the king to confer on him a patent of nobility, and raise him to the rank of viscount. He is here in consequence of his elevation, paying a court visit to Loo. The name adopted for the new State was little Choo, because the viscounts of Choo and the lords of E were descended from the same ancestor. Par. 3. See on IV. 4; and the narrative after V.4. The Chuen says here: --"Ch'ing put to death Shin How to please Ts'e, and because of the ill report of him given by Yuen T'aou-t'oo. Shin How was a native of Shin a son of the marquis of Shin by a daughter of Ts'oo, and had been a favourite with king Wan of Ts'oo. When king Wan was about to die, he gave How apeih, and sent him away, saying, "It is only I...
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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560078
  • 9781236560070