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CHAP. XIV. The Master said, ‘ He who is not in any particular
for the administration of its duties.’
CHAP. XV. he Master said, ‘When the music-master Chih first
how it filled the ears!’ CRAP. XVI.
stupid and yet not attentive; si
persons I do not understand.’ CHAP. XVII.
your object, and were always fear
The Master said, ‘Ardent and yet not upright;
mple and yet not sincere :—-such
The Master said, ‘ Learn as if you could not reach
ing also lest you should lose it.’
The Master said, ‘ How majestic was the manner
in which Shun and Yii held possession of the empire, as if it were 2. ‘ How majestic was he in the works which he accomplished! How glorious in the elegant regulations which he instituted!’
know them;‘ that is, say commentators, natural defects of endowment are generally associated with certain redeeming qualities, as hastiness with straightforwardness, &c., but in the parties Confucius had in view, those redeeming qualities were absent. He did not understand them, and could do nothing for them.
17. Wrrn WHAT mam-mums AND con'rnwousnrss LEARNING snounn an PURSUED.
18. Tim mm CHARACI‘EB or Sims AND Yii. Shun received the empire from Yin, 3.0. 2255, and Yii received it from Shun, B. c. 2205. The throne came to them not by inheritance. They were called to it through their talents and virtue. And yet the possession of it did not afl'ect
soverei l and on y Ydo corresponded to it. people could find no name for it.
It is only Heaven that is grand, How vast was his virtue! The
I. Shun had five ministers, and the empire was
2. King W0 said, ‘ I have ten able ministers.’ 3. Confucius said, ‘ Is not the saying that talents are difficult to
find, true '4 they more abundant than in his among them. The able ministers
Only when the d nasties of Tang and Yu met, were 4. ‘ King de possessed two of the three parts of the empire, and
of Chdu, yet there was a woman were no more than nine men.
with those he served the dynasty of Yin.
The virtue of the house
of Chan may be said to have reached the highest point indeed.’
CHAP. XXI. The Master said, of Yii.
‘ I can fin He used himself coarse food and drink, but displayed the
no flaw in the character
utmost filial piety towards the spirits. His ordinary garments were poor, but be displayed the utmost elegance in his sacrificial cap and
on the ditches and water-channels.
He lived in a low mean house, but expended all his strength
CHAPTER I. The subjects of which the Master seldom spoke were—profitableness, and also the appointments of Heaven, and
village of Ta-hsiang said, ‘Great
His learning is extensive, and yet
he does not render his name famous by any particular thin‘g’ 2. The Master heard the observation, andvsaid to his isciples,
Shall I practise charioteering, or shall I will practise charioteering.’
1 d, ‘ The linen cap is that prescribed
by the rules of ceremony, but now a silk one is worn. It is economical, and I follow the common practice. ' 2. ‘ The rules of ceremony prescribe the bowing below the hall, but
That is arrogant.
I continue to bow below the hall, though I oppose the common
CHAP. IV. There were four things from which the Master was
entirely free. determinations, no obstinacy, and GHAP. V. 1. The Master was
He had no foregone conclusions, no arbitrary pre
no egoism. put in fear in K'wang.
2. He said, ‘After the death of king Wan, was not the cause of