How lovely is the retiring girl ! / She was to await me at a corner of the wall. / Loving and not seeing [...] Cf. Shijing 42
1. The great officer, Hsien, who had been family minister to Kung-shû Wan, ascended to the prince's court in company [...] Cf. Lunyu 365
Ta Kuo / Preponderance of the Great / The lake rises above the trees: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT. Thus [...] Cf. Yijing 28
The strategists have the sayings: “When you doubt your ability to meet the enemy's attack, take the offensive [...] Cf. Daodejing 69
On Wheel Tower parapets night-bugles are blowing, / Though the flag at the northern end hangs limp. / Scouts, [...] Cf. Tangshi 58
The skillful tactician may be likened to the SHUAI-JAN. Now the SHUAI-JAN is a snake that is found in the Ch`ang [...] Cf. Sunzi 203
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