A History of Chinese Literature

A History of Chinese Literature

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"[...]be added frequent complaints against the harshness of officials, one speaker going so far as to wish he were a tree without consciousness, without home, and without family. The old-time theme of "eat, drink, and be merry" is brought out as follows: - "You have coats and robes, But you do not trail them; You have chariots and horses, But you do not ride in them. By and by you will die, And another will enjoy them. "You have courtyards and halls, But they are not sprinkled and swept; You have bells and drums, But they are not struck. By and by you will die, And another will possess them. "You have wine and food; Why not play daily on your lute, That you may enjoy yourself[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.99mm | 458.13g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507508743
  • 9781507508749

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