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0580 Innermost Asia : vol.2
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descendants without end '. In favour of this interpretation is the fact that the two characters   gi form a very

close and isolated pair. The occurrence of 4 in a personal name is paralleled in the Tomb Inscription No. X,

where we find the name -T It   Wang Ya-chê.]

L. C. o8.

(See above, i. p. 248 ; Pl. xxxiv.)

Ascend to places that are high and bright, whence you may look over the Four Seas (the whole Empire).'

This seems to be a reminiscence of Li chi, IV. 2. ii. 18: lit I z   ij J. (g   HJ Tir gut

In the second month of summer, people may live in buildings high and bright, and may enjoy distant


The radical of the last character is wanting, but the reading is certain.

L. C. i.. og.

(See above, i. p. 250.)


L. C. ii. 03.

(See above, i. p. 251 ; P1. xxxIv.)

May your years be prolonged (and your longevity) increased The last character of the propitious formula was supplied by Mr. Chiang.

L. C. ii. 07. a.

(See above, i. p. 251.)

ER1     EIA

` May your joy be (constant) and your faculties bright ! ' I infer the first character from L. C. iii. 01 r.

L. C. iii. ox.

(See above, i. p. 252 ; Pl. xxxIv.)



L. C. iii. 011.

(See above, i. p. 253 ; P1. xxxIv.)

Same as L. C. ii. 07. a.

L. C. vii. 02.

(See above, i. p. 257 ; Pl. xxxv.)

` May your posterity continue to adorn each succeeding generation.' is literally to embroider '—an allusion to the figured silk fabric on which the sentiment is expressed.