Easy lessons in Chinese: or progressive exercises to facilitate the study of that language

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Pàgina 103 - While husband and wife are alive, they sleep under the same coverlet; when they are dead, they lie in the same grave : how then can you say they are not near?" The boy replied, "A man without a wife is like a carriage without a wheel : if there be no wheel, another one is made, for he can doubtless get a new one : so, if one's wife die, he seeks airain, for he also can obtain a new one.
Pàgina 100 - Can you tell, under the whole sky, what fire has no smoke, what water no fish; what hill has no stones, what tree no branches ; what man has no wife, what woman no husband; what cow has no calf, what mare no colt; what cock has no hen, what hen no cock; what constitutes an excellent man, and what an inferior man ; what is that which has not enough, and what that which has an overplus; what city is without a market, and who is the man without a style...
Pàgina 97 - Confucius then stopped his vehicle in order to discourse of reason. He got out of the carriage, and asked him, ' You are still young in years, how is it that you are so quick?' The boy replied, saying, ' A human being, at the age of three years, discriminates between his father and...
Pàgina 104 - You have just been giving me questions, which I have answered one by one ; I now wish to seek information ; will the teacher in one sentence afford me some plain instruction ? I shall be much gratified if my request be not rejected.
Pàgina 105 - Frogs and toads can sing, is it because their necks are long ! The green bamboo keeps fresh in winter, is it on account of its strong heart ?" Again interrogating, he said, " How many stars are there altogether in the sky!
Pàgina 101 - Do you know what are the connecting bonds between heaven and earth, and what is the beginning and ending of the dual powers ? What is left, and what is right ; what is out, and what is in ; who is father, and who is mother ; who is husband, and! who is wife? [Do you know] where the wind...
Pàgina 104 - Why is it that mallards and ducks are able to swim ; how is it that wild geese and cranes sing ; and why are firs and pines green through the winter ? ' Confucius replied, ' Mallards and ducks can swim because their feet are broad ; wild geese and cranes can sing because they have long necks ; firs and pines remain green throughout the winter, because they have strong hearts.
Pàgina 105 - Come now, speak about something that's before our eyes ; why must you converse about heaven and earth ?' The lad resumed, ' Well, speak about what's before our eyes — how many hairs are there in your eyebrows...
Pàgina 241 - Though not making use of it one's self, to venture nevertheless on the manufacture and sale of it, and with it to seduce the simple folk of this land, is, to seek one's own livelihood by the exposure of others to death, to seek one's own advantage by other men's injury. And such acts are bitterly abhorrent to the nature of man— are utterly opposed to the ways of Heaven.
Pàgina 100 - ... turtles will have nowhere to go ; do away with kings and nobles, and the common people will have much dispute about right and wrong ; obliterate slaves and servants, and who will there be to serve the prince ! If the empire be so vast and unsettled, how can it be equalized...

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