In the wild there is a dead antelope, / And it is wrapped up with the white grass. / There is a young lady [...] Cf. Shijing 23
The Master said, "Mang Kung-ch'o is more than fit to be chief officer in the families of Châo and Wei, but he is not [...] Cf. Lunyu 358
Hsieh / Deliverance / Thunder and rain set in: The image of DELIVERANCE. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes And [...] Cf. Yijing 40
Given a small country with few inhabitants, he could bring it about that through there should be among the people [...] Cf. Daodejing 80
Her candle-light is silvery on her chill bright screen. / Her little silk fan is for fireflies.... / She lies [...] Cf. Tangshi 294
On the day they are ordered out to battle, your soldiers may weep, [...] Cf. Sunzi 202
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