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
II
64
III
109
V
138
VII
141
VIII
142
IX
144
X
145
XXXI
320
XXXII
325
XXXIII
363
XXXV
367
XXXVI
383
XXXVII
389
XXXVIII
403
XL
16

XI
146
XII
147
XIII
148
XIV
150
XVI
165
XVIII
188
XX
211
XXI
211
XXIII
216
XXIV
246
XXVI
264
XXVIII
293
XXIX
302
XXX
304
XLI
23
XLII
26
XLIV
78
XLV
94
XLVI
100
XLVII
109
XLIX
145
L
159
LI
183
LII
236
LIII
262
LIV
289
LVI
309
LVII
370

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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 131 - 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 208 - 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 121 - ... 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 333 - 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 69 - 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 33 - 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 119 - ... 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 118 - ... 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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