She urges on her chariot rapidly, / With its screen of bamboos woven in squares, and its vermilion coloured leather. [...] Cf. Shijing 105
1. When the Master went to Wei, Zan Yû acted as driver of his carriage. / 2. The Master observed, "How numerous are the [...] Cf. Lunyu 326
Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small / Thunder on the mountain: The image of PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL. Thus in his [...] Cf. Yijing 62
That which was the beginning of all things under heaven / We may speak of as the “mother” of all things. / He who [...] Cf. Daodejing 52
Finches flash yellow through the Imperial Grove / Of the Forbidden City, pale with spring dawn; / Flowers [...] Cf. Tangshi 198
Of old, the rise of the Yin dynasty [...] Cf. Sunzi 254
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