The eunuchs persuaded the ladies to retire.

The eunuchs persuaded the ladies to retire. But in the night Empress He summoned her brother into the Palace and told him what had occurred. He went out and took counsel with the principal officers of state. Next morning a court was held and a memorial was presented, saying: “Empress Dong, being the foster mother

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Let bugles cry our victory!

Let bugles cry our victory! Lu Lun BORDER-SONGS II The woods are black and a wind assails the grasses, Yet the general tries night archery — And next morning he finds his white-plumed arrow Pointed deep in the hard rock. Lu Lun BORDER-SONGS III High in the faint moonlight, wildgeese are soaring. Tartar chieftains are

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ALONE IN HER BEAUTY

Du Fu Who is lovelier than she? Yet she lives alone in an empty valley. She tells me she came from a good family Which is humbled now into the dust. …When trouble arose in the Kuan district Her brothers and close kin were killed. What use were their high offices Not even shielding their

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