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By Edward Harper Parker

The upshot of it was once that during 771 B.C. the Emperor used to be killed through the Tartars in conflict, and it used to be merely via securing the army counsel of the semi-Tartar Warden of the Marches that the imperial dynasty was once stored. because it was once, the Emperor's capital used to be completely moved east from the speedy neighbourhood of what we name Si-ngan Fu in Shen Si province to the speedy neighbourhood of Ho-nan Fu within the sleek Ho Nan province; and as a present for his providers the Warden used to be granted approximately the entire of the unique imperial patrimony west of the Yellow River bend and on each side of the Wei Valley. This used to be additionally within the yr 771 B.C., and this is often fairly one of many nice pivot-points in chinese language historical past, of equivalent weight with the virtually contemporaneous founding of Rome, and the sluggish substitution of a Roman centre for a Greek centre within the improvement and civilization of the a ways West.

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CHAPTER XLVI ORACLES AND OMENS Consulting the oracles--The Changes, or Book of Diagrams--Ts'u and Ts'i as instructors of Chou--Tortoise augury--Consulting ancestors--Heaven's decree--Heaven's spontaneous, manifestations of favour--Astrology--Prognostication--Text of the Changes survives unmutilated--Ts'in consults oracles about moving capital-- Ts'in's greatness foretold--Omens--Dies n&s--Oracles in the battlefield--Prophecy in Tsin, Ts'u, and Lu--Shuh Hiang's scepticism--Tsz-ch'an and the omen of fighting snakes--Children sing prophetic songs--"Passing on" threatened evil--Tortoise oracles in Ts'o and Wu--High status of diviners-"-Transferring" evil in Ts'u--Rivers as gods--Our own prophecies--Good faith and truth.

CHAPTER XLVI ORACLES AND OMENS Consulting the oracles--The Changes, or Book of Diagrams--Ts'u and Ts'i as instructors of Chou--Tortoise augury--Consulting ancestors--Heaven's decree--Heaven's spontaneous, manifestations of favour--Astrology--Prognostication--Text of the Changes survives unmutilated--Ts'in consults oracles about moving capital-- Ts'in's greatness foretold--Omens--Dies n&s--Oracles in the battlefield--Prophecy in Tsin, Ts'u, and Lu--Shuh Hiang's scepticism--Tsz-ch'an and the omen of fighting snakes--Children sing prophetic songs--"Passing on" threatened evil--Tortoise oracles in Ts'o and Wu--High status of diviners-"-Transferring" evil in Ts'u--Rivers as gods--Our own prophecies--Good faith and truth.

AIDS TO MEMORY There is much repetition in the book, the same facts being presented, for instance, under the heads of Army, Religion, Confucius, and Marriages. This is intentional, and the object is to keep in the mind impressions which in a strange, ancient, and obscure subject are apt to disappear after perusal of only one or two casual statements. The Index has been carefully prepared so that any allusion or statement vaguely retained in the mind may at once be confirmed. The chapter headings, or contents list, which itself contains nearly five per cent of the whole letterpress, is so arranged that it omits no feature treated of in the main text.

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