- Lee, Chinglun Frank W.
Leaves from Chinese History in Verse: Book 1
Self, Edwards Bros., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1952, Wraps, , , Fair
87 pp. Wraps chipped, front wrap detached, else good. Poems about the rulers of China from legendary rulers and Hwangti through Chou, Ts'in, and Han dynasties. Dates and Chinese ideographs are given for each poem and dynasty. It is not clear whether these are translations of classical works or original poems. Contents: Legendary rulers; Hwangti, the Yellow Emperor; Yao and Shun; The Hsia Dynasty; The Shang Dynasty; Transfer of the Capital to Yin; The Chou Dynasty; The Eastern Chou Dynasty; Philosophers and Sages; Laws and Customs; The Ts'in Dynasty; The Early Han Dynasty; The Usurpation of Wang Mang; The Eastern (Later) Han Dynasty; and Summary of the Han Dynasty.
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I saw a worm, with many a fold; It spun itself a silken tomb; And there in winter time enrolled, It heeded not the cold or gloom. Within a small, snug nook it lay, Nor snow nor sleet could reach it there, Nor wind was felt in gusty day, Nor biting cold of frosty air. Spring comes with bursting buds and grass, Around him stirs a warmer breeze; The chirping insects by him pass, His hiding place not yet he leaves. But summer came; its fervid breath Was felt within the sleeper’s cell; And, waking from his sleep of death, I saw him crawl from out his shell. Slow and with pain he first moved on, And of the day he seemed to be; A day passed by; the worm was gone, It soared on golden pinions free!Jones Very [1813-1880]