Chinese Literature

Comprising the Analects of Confucius, the Sayings of Mencius, the Shi-King, the Travels of Fâ-Hien, and the Sorrows of Han

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,887 / 264 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.1
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 4,141
Added to site: 2006.05.11
mnybks.net#: 13217
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Philosophy
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specially to the narrow scope of his scheme, which has become crystallized in the habits, usages, and customs of the people. Especially has it been instrumental in consolidating the empire, and in strengthening the power of the monarch, who, as he every year burns incense in the red-walled temple at Pekin, utters sincerely the invocation: "Great art thou, O perfect Sage! Thy virtue is full, thy doctrine complete. Among mortal men there has not been thine equal. All kings honor thee. Thy statutes and laws have come gloriously down. Thou art the pattern in this imperial school. Reverently have the sacrificial vessels been set out. Full of awe, we sound our drums and bells."

E. W.

THE ANALECTS

BOOK I

On Learning--Miscellaneous Sayings:--

"To learn," said the Master, "and then to practise opportunely what one has learnt--does not this bring with it a sense of satisfaction?

"To have associates in study coming to one from distant parts--does not this also mean pleasure in s

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