Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697, Volume 1

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Society, 1896 - Japan
 

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Contents

I
1
III
56
V
101
VII
130
IX
133
X
134
XI
136
XII
137
XXXII
320
XXXIII
325
XXXIV
363
XXXV
367
XXXVI
383
XXXVII
389
XXXIX
403
XL
16

XIII
138
XIV
139
XV
140
XVI
142
XVIII
157
XX
180
XXI
206
XXII
209
XXIV
216
XXV
246
XXVII
264
XXIX
293
XXX
302
XXXI
304
XLI
21
XLII
24
XLIV
76
XLV
92
XLVII
98
XLVIII
107
L
143
LI
157
LII
181
LIV
234
LVI
260
LVII
287
LIX
307
LXI
368

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Page 2 - Of old, Heaven and Earth were not yet separated, and the In and Yd l not yet divided. They formed a chaotic mass like an egg which was of obscurely defined limits and contained germs. The purer and clearer part was thinly diffused and formed heaven, while the heavier and grosser element settled down and became earth.
Page 123 - Thereafter the capital may be extended so as to embrace all the six cardinal points, and the eight cords may be covered so as to form a roof.4 Will this not be well...
Page 206 - When a man dies, there have been cases of people sacrificing themselves by strangulation, or of strangling others by way of sacrifice, or of compelling the dead man's horse to be sacrificed, or of burying valuables in the grave in honour of the dead...
Page 113 - ... sink them in the River Nifu. If the fishes, whether great or small, become every one drunken and are carried down the stream, like as it were to floating maki leaves, then shall I assuredly succeed in establishing this land. But if this be not so, there will never be any result.
Page 331 - Chinese tradition, and regarded as a happy portent, on its alleged appearance, of the advent of good government. It has the body of a deer, the tail of an ox, and a single horn.
Page 327 - The commander of the forces of a large State may be carried off, but the will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.-
Page 67 - Zimo holds a medium between these. By holding that medium, he. is nearer the right. .But by holding it without leaving room for the exigency of circumstances, it becomes like their holding their one point.
Page 25 - The real meaning is supposed to be Heaven-cloud (kumo)-man, the clouds being regarded as messengers of the Gods. on the top of her forehead there had been produced millet ; over her eyebrows there had been produced the silkworm ; within her eyes there had been produced panic ; in her belly there had been produced rice; in her genitals there had been produced wheat, large beans
Page 117 - ... with a wise man, and they will of themselves be amenable. In this way will the State be lasting and the Temples of the Earth and of Grain will be free from danger. Therefore did the wise sovereigns of antiquity seek the man to fill the office, and not the office for the sake of the man. Let the ministers and functionaries attend the court early in the morning, and retire late.
Page 116 - ... the government of the commonwealth proceeds of itself. V. Ceasing from gluttony and abandoning covetous desires, deal impartially with the suits which are submitted to you. Of complaints brought by the people there are a thousand in one day.. If in one day there are so many, how many will there be in a series of years? If the man who is to decide suits at law makes gain his ordinary motive, and hears cases with a view to receiving bribes, then will the suits of the rich man be like a stone flung...

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