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Poeseos Sinicae Commentarii; The Poetry of the Chinese
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Poeseos Sinicae Commentarii; The Poetry of the Chinese

Sir John Francis Davis

Published by Rarebooksclub.com | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...stage pieces, the dialogue of which is composed in ordinary prose; while the principal performer now and then chaunts fourth, in unison with music, a species of song or 'vaudeville;' and the name of the tune or air is always inserted at the top of the passage to be sung. Here follow a few lines from the drama J called "An Heir in Old Age." The chief character in the piece, an old man who is anxious to obtain an heir before he dies, sets fire to his bonds of debt, hoping that such a sacrifice may induce the accomplishment of his wishes--and, when the papers are consumed, he breaks out thus: --This alludes to a tiagical event in history, which occurred at the above-mentioned place. The emperor Yuen-tsoong (A. D. 702) had a mistress named Yangkuei, who was discovered carrying on an intrigue with a Tartar prince or noble, called Ganloshan. The emperor abstained from punishing the guilty female, which led to remonstrances on the part of his ministers; but instead of attending to them, he complied with the request of Yangkuei, and gave the Tartar a military command within his dominions. No sooner had the latter reached his destination, than he set up the standard of rebellion, and the emperor, hastily assembling a large army, and accompanied by his favourite Yangkuei, proceeded to meet him in Szechucn. When they had reached the base of the mountain Matuy, the soldiers mutinied, declaring that Yangkuei was the occasion of the rebellion, and demanding that she should be put to death before they consented to meet the enemy. The emperor was obliged to comply, and ordered her to be strangled on the spot--but his subsequent grief for her fate was the cause of his own death. London, 1816. French version, Paris, 1819. "Do'st ask me why, by this rash ...

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Book: Poeseos Sinicae Commentarii; The Poetry of the Chinese
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ISBN-13: 9781236189110
Product Code 9781236189110
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2012-05-01
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Number of Pages: 00024
Language: English

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