Month: October 2018

But one wild, howling waste his mind within:

But one wild, howling waste his mind within: Addled his brain that nothing he could see; A dunce! to read essays so loth to be! Perverse in bearing, in temper wayward; For human censure he had no regard. When rich, wealth to enjoy he knew not how; When poor, to poverty he could not bow. […]

Your aunts and sisters-in-law, standing on the right and left

“Your aunts and sisters-in-law, standing on the right and left,” dowager lady Chia smilingly explained, “won’t have their repast in here, and as you’re a guest, it’s but proper that you should take that seat.” Then alone it was that Tai-yü asked for permission to sit down, seating herself on the chair. Madame Wang likewise […]

There was also a pair of scrolls consisting of black-wood

There was also a pair of scrolls consisting of black-wood antithetical tablets, inlaid with the strokes of words in chased gold. Their burden was this: On the platform shine resplendent pearls like sun or moon, And the sheen of the Hall fa?ade gleams like russet sky. Below, was a row of small characters, denoting that […]

Tai-yü shortly entered the Jung Mansion, descended

Tai-yü shortly entered the Jung Mansion, descended from the carriage, and preceded by all the nurses, she at once proceeded towards the east, turned a corner, passed through an Entrance Hall, running east and west, and walked in a southern direction, at the back of the Large Hall. On the inner side of a ceremonial […]