My noble husband is now martial-like ! / The hero of the country ! / My husband, grasping his halberd, / Is in [...] Cf. Shijing 62
The Master said, "Without the specious speech of the litanist T'o and the beauty of the prince Châo of Sung, it is [...] Cf. Lunyu 136
Shih Ho / Biting Through / Thunder and lighting: The image of BITING THROUGH. Thus the kings of former times made firm [...] Cf. Yijing 21
The Sage has no heart of his own; / He uses the heart of the people as his heart. / Of the good man I approve, / But of [...] Cf. Daodejing 49
From office confinement all year long, / I have come out of town to be free this morning / Where willows [...] Cf. Tangshi 32
When an army has penetrated into the heart of a hostile country, leaving a number of fortified cities in its rear, it [...] Cf. Sunzi 185
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