A Chinese Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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B. Quaritch, 1898 - Biography - 1022 pages
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Page 209 - With Heaven and Earth for my coffin and shell; with the sun, moon, and stars as my burial regalia; and with all creation to escort me to the grave, are not my funeral paraphernalia ready to hand?" "We fear," argued the disciples, "lest the
Page 423 - those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know" (see Po Chu-i). It was first adopted as a "Canon" in AD 666 when the pure Tao of Lao
Page 620 - the thunder; his left eye, the sun; his right eye, the moon; his blood flowed in rivers; his hair grew into trees and plants; his flesh became the soil; his sweat descended as rain; while the parasites which infested his body were the origin of the human race.
Page 262 - sneer." In the verses which follow, he adds But above, in heaven, there was no music, and God was sad, And summoned him to his place beside the Throne. He was ennobled as Earl of Ch'ang-li, and canonised as ^ ^. In 1084 his tablet was placed in the Confucian Temple. 633 Han Yung
Page 242 - I. The latter said confidently, "He will not be able to charm me;" and when put to the test, the priest completely failed. He was the originator of epitaphs, and wrote his own, as follows: Fu I loved the green hills and the white clouds. Alas ! he died of drink.
Page 643 - real sentiments, managed to procure his assassination. He was short of stature, with a long beard; but used to stand before a mirror and say, "One foot of face is worth seven of body." At the same time, he was so hideously ugly that the very sight of him made people sweat, even in mid-winter. Seng Ch'OU
Page 407 - of Heaven down to the meanest student, the supremacy of his principles is fully and freely admitted. He may indeed be pronounced the Divinest of men." Various titles have at various times been posthumously bestowed upon
Page 239 - He is said to have been miraculously conceived by his mother, who after a gestation of twelve years gave birth to him at Ch'eng-chi in Shensi. He taught his people to hunt, to fish, and to keep flocks. He showed them how to split the wood of the
Page 205 - is to be found in office. When bad government prevails, he can roll his principles up and keep them in his breast." In AD 739 his tablet was placed in the Confucian Temple.
Page 812 - as Governor (see Cheng Hsieh) and though re-instated ere many months had passed, he retired into private life, shortly afterwards to die, but not before he had seen the' whole of his policy reversed. As a man, he was distinguished by his frugality and his obstinacy. He wore dirty clothes and did not even wash his face, for which

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