Cold are the wind and the rain, / And shrilly crows the cock. / But I have seen my husband, / And should I but [...] Cf. Shijing 90
1. Tsze-lû said, "The duke Hwan caused his brother Chiû to be killed, when Shâo Hû died with his master, but Kwan Chung [...] Cf. Lunyu 363
Tui / The Joyous, Lake / Lakes resting one on the other: The image of THE JOYOUS. Thus the superior man joins with his [...] Cf. Yijing 58
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; / But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness [...] Cf. Daodejing 11
Far off in Fuzhou she is watching the moonlight, / Watching it alone from the window of her chamber- / For our [...] Cf. Tangshi 105
When the common soldiers are too strong and their officers too weak, the result is INSUBORDINATION. [...] Cf. Sunzi 165
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