Small are those starlets, / Three or five of them in the east, / Swiftly by night we go ; / In the early [...] Cf. Shijing 21
If his mat was not straight, he did not sit on it. [...] Cf. Lunyu 252
Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small / The wind drives across heaven: The image of THE TAMING POWER OF THE [...] Cf. Yijing 9
Tao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten [...] Cf. Daodejing 42
I had so long been troubled by official hat and robe / That I am glad to be an exile here in this wild southland. [...] Cf. Tangshi 35
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; When there are means of communication on all four [...] Cf. Sunzi 208
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