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7 . Putrid flesh breeds maggots rotten ; generates fish, X grubs. Jou4 chV fu3 ch^ung, 2 . More Hy P^eng 2 , yii 2 ch^ai 2 ? more fire. huo 3 yen4 kao. 1 ~~ grow never tree ch^u 1 tu. 4 8 fuel 9 Though a kV so high, its falling leaves return to the root. Shu4 kao 1 ch^ien1 chang, 4 yeh4 lo 4 kuei 1 ken. 1 lO When a wall cracked and is lofty, fall its must be speedy. i ch^i 4 Chiang2 To . 11 foul the spring Ch6 2 ch^i erh 2 kao, 1 ch 2 f i 2 peng1 pi4 ^ chi. and expect the stream yuan2 erh2 3 to be pure.

1973. 4 No. 2716. 9 See section xvii, On XXI however much has been remains comparatively a mys- social life of the Chinese, written about it Into the secrets of their home tery to foreigners. Under life the outside barbarian is not admitted. these circumstances we can obtain no better information as to the actual condition of a Chinese home than still the numerous proverbs on this subject supply. Home is founded on the relation existing between Husband and Wife and it would seem that in China the importance of this relation is properly appreciated.

1 XXVI . China obtains great prominence, on which a few remarks must be offered, namely that of Elder and Brothers/ we are told, 'resemble Younger Brothers. ' 6 the value of a brothers friendship is fully appreciated, even when business is concerned, for we read the advice, go into partnership with, a brother/ 7 Here, again, one cannot avoid noticing the omission of any mention of the sisterhood. The relation of Brother and Sister, so pleasant in our ideas, never seems to have dawned upon the native mind.

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