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Cultivates friendship with a wrong person,
Interpretation. When [Negative III] cultivates friendship with a wrong person, how can he be otherwise than unlucky?
Negative IV. Cultivates friendship abroad. Lucky, if constant.
Interpretation. [Negative IV] cultivates friendship abroad with a wise man, and thus follows a superior.
Positive V. Maintains his friendship openly. The King urging his pursuit of game on three directions [only], and allowing the escape of all the animals before him. The townsfolk will be reasonable without any injunction.
Interpretation. It is lucky to maintain friendship openly, because the position [of Negative V] is first and middle. To let those escape which run straight onward is to cast away the rebellious and take in the obedient. The townsfolk do not need injunctions, because the superior pursue a proper course.
Negative VI. Makes a wrong beginning in friendship. Unlucky.
Interpretation. When one makes a wrong beginning in friendship, one also makes a wrong end of it.
IX. SHÔ-CHIKU (W Small Stoppage).
Sho-Chiku. Auspicious. Clouds are dense, but it rains not. They come from our western outskirts.
Exposition. In Shô-Chiku, a weak. element occupies a becoming position and
both the superiors and inferiors are in accord with him. Shô-Chiku is stout and meek. It is auspicious, because a strong element occupies a middle position and his wish is attained. That dense clouds do not pour down rains, is owing to the fact that they are still moving. That clouds come from our western outskirts implies that one's benevolence is not yet carried out.
Interpretation. Wind going through the sky is [the emblem of ] Sho-Chiku. Honourable men accordingly perfect their accomplishments and virtues,
Positive I. Turns back for the sake of principle. How can he be blamed ? He is lucky.
Interpretation. To turn back for the sake of prin. ciple is lucky in itself.
Positive II. Turns back in company with [Positive I]; he is lucky.
Interpretation. To turn back in company with [Negative I] by following the principle of mean, signifies that one does not lose one's self-command.
Positive III. A carriage is detached into separate parts by taking off the key which secures the wheel to the shaft. A husband and a wife look at each other with malice.
Interpretation. When a husband and a wife look at each other with malice, they can not maintain order in their family.
Negative IV. Is truthful. · Blood escapes, and caution comes forth. Free from blame.
Interpretation. As [Negative IV] is truthful and cautious, the superior sympathises with him.
Positive V. Is truthful and affectionate ; and enjoys his wealth with his neighbours.
Interpretation. As “[Positive V] is truthful and affectionate,” he does not alone become rich.
Positive VI. It has already rained and one has already settled down. One esteems virtues and virtues become great enough to load a cart with. A woman is dangerous, though she may be constant. The moon is near its full. Unlucky, if honourable men advance.
Interpretation. It has already rained and one has already settled down, and virtues have been accumulated sufficient to load a cart with. It is unlucky, if honourable men advance, because they will be doubtful.
X. RI ( To tramp).
Ri. A tiger's tail is tramped, but it does not devour the man. Auspicious.
Exposition. • Ri is characterized by the weak tramping the strong. But [the former] gladly agrees with Ken. Con
sequently, though a tiger's tail is tramped, it does not devour the man, and [the diagram] is auspicious. [Positive V], being firm, proper, and just, occupies the Imperial position, and is free from evils, because [his virtues] shine brightly.
Interpretation. The heaven above and a pond below, is [the emblem of] Ri. Honourable men accordingly observe the distinction between the upper and the lower, and fixes the aims of the people.
Positive I. Pursues an unsullied career and may advance without the fear of being blamed.
Interpretation. To advance in an unsullied career, is to carry out independently one's own desires.
Positive II. Goes over the road smoothly. Lucky, if he is constant like a hermit.
Interpretation. It is lucky to be constant like a hermit, because one's position is middle and one does not lose his self-control.
Negative III. The one-eyed are enabled to see, and the lame are enabled to walk. A tiger's tail is tramped, and it devours the man ; unlucky. A military man wishes to become a great sovereign.
Interpretation. The sight of the squint-eyed, though it may be able to see, is not sufficient to be termed sight; and the lame, though they may be able to walk,
can not be made companions in walking. There is the unluckiness of [a tiger] devouring a man, because the position is improper. "A military man wished to become a great sovereign,” because his ambition is strong.
Positive IV. Tramps a tiger's tail. Lucky in the end, if he be cautious.
Interpretation. Lucky in the end, if one be cautious, because one's object is attained.
Positisve V. Is resolute in action. Dangerous, though constant.
Interpretation. “[Positive V] is resolute in action. Dangerous, though constant"_because the position is just and proper.
Positive VI. Estimates his happiness if he take advantages of the past career. If it be complete and without failure, there will be a perfect luckiness.
Interpretation. “Perfectly lucky" means that [Positive Vij enjoys a great felicity.
COREAN ACCIDENT, The quarrels among the political associations in the capital of Corea threw the country into a state of utter confusion under civil wars in Dec. of 1884. The king sent a special message to our Minister Resident Mr. Takesoe, beseaching him to sent a band of soldiers to guard his palace. The minister went to the rescue with a band of his guards. A general of China pressed upon the palace with his subjects, and fired at our rank. He also ordered his men to slaughter our merchantile people there. The news of this event broiled our country and put us