Typical Women of China

Typical Women of China

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...women, even as the after-glow of the sun, long set, sheds a tender radiance from the western skies to guide the traveller on his journey..... Chapter II. The_words ofa wife should not pass outside the doors of the inner apartments; her husband is the only person with whom she may at.all times converso familiarly. A faithful minister, if his monarch does wrong reproves him; a virtuous wife, in the same way, tells her husband when he is in fault, and aids him to do better. A really superior man does not desire flattery from his wife, but her true words are precious. Illustrations of words of stimulus to a husband will be given in the next twenty-three chapters. It is impossible to take more than a selection from these, so voluminous are the speeches of many of the ladies. Several examples are drawn from the annals of China when it was under feudal sway, and it is interesting, as we swing back the gate of the centuries and walk into the ancient kingdoms, to note how constantly we are reminded of the China around us to-day. Other nations may come and may go, but China goes on for ever. Chapter 3 is about an admirable marchioness in the kingdom of Tsi, who would not allow her husband to slumber in luxurious laziness when he ought to arise and receive his ministers, and, anxious lest he should be late, she mistook the moonlight for the dawning day, and aroused him with: "The east is bright, The court is crowded," and influenced him to attend promptly to business. Next, we have, in Chapter 4, the story of the Empress of Seuen Wong, of the Chow dynasty, "who would not speak of improper things, who would not do an improper action." The Emperor habitually retired early and arose late. At last, the Empress put off the insignia of...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620917
  • 9781236620910