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The Wisdom of Confucius with Critical and Biographical Sketches   By: (1845-1916)

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THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS

The Wisdom of Confucius

with critical and biographical sketches by EPIPHANIUS WILSON, A.M.

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COPYRIGHT, 1900 BY THE COLONIAL PRESS

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CONTENTS

THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS

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Introduction 3

BOOK I. On Learning Miscellaneous Sayings 8 II. Good Government Filial Piety The Superior Man 12 III. Abuse of Proprieties in Ceremonial and Music 16 IV. Social Virtue Superior and Inferior Man 22 V. A Disciple and the Golden Rule Miscellaneous 25 VI. More Characteristics Wisdom Philanthropy 31 VII. Characteristics of Confucius An Incident 36 VIII. Sayings of Tsang Sentences of the Master 42 IX. His Favorite Disciple's Opinion of Him 46 X. Confucius in Private and Official Life 51 XI. Comparative Worth of His Disciples 56 XII. The Master's Answers Philanthropy Friendships 62 XIII. Answers on the Art of Governing Consistency 68 XIV. Good and Bad Government Miscellaneous Sayings 75 XV. Practical Wisdom Reciprocity the Rule of Life 83 XVI. Against Intestine Strife Good and Bad Friendships 88 XVII. The Master Induced to Take Office Nature and Habit 93 XVIII. Good Men in Seclusion Duke of Chow to His Son 99 XIX. Teachings of Various Chief Disciples 103 XX. Extracts from the Book of History 108

THE SAYINGS OF MENCIUS

Introduction 113

BOOK I. King Hwuy of LĂ«ang. Part I 115 [ Books II, III, and IV are omitted ]

BOOK V. Wan Chang. Part I 128

THE SHI KING

Introduction 143

Part I. Lessons from the States.

BOOK I. THE ODES OF CHOW AND THE SOUTH. Celebrating the Virtue of King Wan's Bride 145 Celebrating the Industry of King Wan's Queen 146 In Praise of a Bride 146 Celebrating T[']ae Sze's Freedom from Jealousy 147 The Fruitfulness of the Locust 147 Lamenting the Absence of a Cherished Friend 148 Celebrating the Goodness of the Descendants of King Wan 149 The Virtuous Manners of the Young Women 149 Praise of a Rabbit Catcher 150 The Song of the Plantain Gatherers 151 The Affection of the Wives on the Joo 151

BOOK II. THE ODES OF SHAOU AND THE SOUTH. The Marriage of a Princess 152 The Industry and Reverence of a Prince's Wife 152 The Wife of Some Great Officer Bewails his Absence 153 The Diligence of the Young Wife of an Officer 154 The Love of the People for the Duke of Shaou 154 The Easy Dignity of the Officers at Some Court 155 Anxiety of a Young Lady to Get Married 155

BOOK III. THE ODES OF P[']EI. An Officer Bewails the Neglect with which He is Treated 157 A Wife Deplores the Absence of Her Husband 158 The Plaint of a Rejected Wife 159 Soldiers of Wei Bewail Separation from their Families 161 An Officer Tells of His Mean Employment 161 An Officer Sets Forth His Hard Lot 162 The Complaint of a Neglected Wife 163 In Praise of a Maiden 164 Discontent 164 Chwang Keang Bemoans Her Husband's Cruelty 165

[ Books IV, V, and VI are omitted ]

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