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" There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 433
1911
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The Shipley collection of scientific papers, Volume 292

Zoology - 1926 - 450 pages
...not die prematurely ; the expectation of life depends on one's habits. Essay on Iron and salt 279. There are three things which are unfilial and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. Mencius 280. When the lips are lost the teeth get cold. Tso Chuan 281. Fellow patients sympathize with...
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The Chinese Classics, Volume 2

James Legge - China - 1861 - 646 pages
...TIM-, our application of 'the loaves and fishes.' fflj ^ |f ^ = ffij ^ CHAPTER XXVI. 1. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. " Shun married, without informing his parents, because of this, — lest he slwuld have no posterity....
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chi Nese Literature

Augustus Ward Loomis - China - 1867 - 444 pages
...so gifted and the ungifted — will not admit an inch." FILIAL AND FRATERNAL DUTIES. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them.* " The richest fruit of benevolence is this : the service of one's parents. The richest fruit of righteousness...
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The Chinese Classics, Volumes 1-2

Ssǔ shu - China - 1870 - 392 pages
...doctrine of the ancients, would have acted with a view to eating and drinking." XXVI. 1. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. " Shun married, without informing his parents, because of this, — lest he should have no posterity....
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The Life and Works of Mencius: With Essays and Notes

James Legge - Philosophy, Chinese - 1875 - 420 pages
...ways of the ancients, would have acted with a view to eating and drinking." XXVI. 1. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. We must understand that Tsze-gaou had gone on a mission from Ts'e to Loo, and that Yoh-ching took the...
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The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal, Volume 13

Missions - 1882 - 498 pages
...imagination ; but I venture to say that the reader would never imagine that what Mencius says is true, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." The next of the Five Relations introduces us to the subject of marriage, in all its bearings. Marriages...
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Confucius and the Chinese Classics: Or, Readings in Chinese Literature

Augustus Ward Loomis - China - 1882 - 444 pages
...so gifted and the ungifted—will not admit an inch." FILIAL AND FRATERNAL DUTIES. Mencius said, " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them.* " The richest fruit of benevolence is this : the service of one's parents. The richest fruit of righteousness...
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The Chinese Classics, Volume 2

James Legge - China - 1895 - 608 pages
...the loaves and •-• 312 PT. I. CH. XXVII.] THE WORKS OF MENCITTS. CHAP. XXVI. i. Mencius said, ' There are three things which are unfilial , and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. ' Shun married without informing his parents because of this, — lest he should have no posterity....
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The Chinese Classics, Volume 2

James Legge - China - 1895 - 444 pages
...application of ' the loaves and PT. I. CH. XXVII.] THE WORKS OF MENCIUS. CHAP. XXVI. i. Mencius said, ' There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. 'Shun married without informing his parents because of this, — lest lie should have no posterity....
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China's Open Door: A Sketch of Chinese Life and History

Rounsevelle Wildman - China - 1900 - 376 pages
...government service for their filial piety and the purity of their characters. Mencius ruled that " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." Hence the custom of child marriages comes naturally, and is followed by the custom of divorce and concubinage...
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