We speak of charity of heart and of duty towards one's neighbour, of propriety, of wisdom, and of truth.
friendliness on the part of elder brothers, respectfulness on the part of younger brothers,
careful teaching of the interpretations of commentators, due attention to paragraphs and sentences.
These explain the WAY and the exemplification thereof, and expound charity and duty towards one's neighbour.
Chung (the middle) being that which does not lean towards any side, Yung (the course) being that which cannot be changed.
Beginning with cultivation of the individual and ordering of the family, it goes on to government of one's own State and tranquillisation of the Empire.
The Books of Poetry, of History, and of Changes, the Rites of the Chou Dynasty, the Book of Rites, and the Spring and Autumn Annals,
and there is the system of Changes of the Chou dynasty; such are the three systems which elucidate the Changes.
in which he set forth the duties of the six classes of officials, and thus gave a settled form to the government.
When the Classics are understood, then the writings of the various philosophers should be read.
and the genealogical connections should be examined, so that the end of one dynasty and the beginning of the next may be known.
Under the Hsia dynasty the throne was transmitted from father to son, making a family possession of the empire.
the arbitrament of spears and shields prevailed; and peripatetic politicians were held in high esteem.
This period began with the Spring, and Autumn epoch, and ended with that of the Warring States.
Then the House of Ch'in, descended from the Ying clan, finally united all the States under one sway.
The throne was transmitted to Erh Shih, upon which followed the struggle between the Ch'u and the Han States.
Then followed the Sung and the Ch'i dynasties, and after them the Liang and Ch'ên dynasties.
The northern dynasties are the Wei dynasty of the Yüan family, which split into Eastern and Western Wei,
He put an end to the disorder of the House of Sui, and established the foundations of his line.
They contain examples of good and bad government, whence may be learnt the principles of prosperity and decay.
whereby you will understand ancient and modern events, as though having seen them with your own eyes.
Then we have one who put fireflies in a bag, and again another who used the white glare from snow.
Although they toiled with their bodies, they were nevertheless remarkable for their application.
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