1034 CHINESE INSCRIPTIONS AND RECORDS [Appendix I
Inscription on the tomb of the Lady Trang of Chin-chtang 1, wife of the chung-lang Wang Po-yü 2, who at the age of seventy-three was encoffined and buried in this tomb, on the Ling-wei day, the twelfth of the first moon, the first day of which was ping-shên, in the i-yu year, the second of Yen-shoo 3.
III. Ast. ix. 3. (Transcript and very poor photograph.)
On the chia-tzû day, the twentieth of the ninth moon, the first day of which was i-sszi 4, in the mou-tzii year, the fifth of Yen-shou 5, at the age of seventy-two, Wang Po-yü, late Prince of T'ai-yuan, who was first tsran-chiin 6 in the Ministry of Population, became General of the Hall of Tablets, and was promoted to be tien-chung chunglang chiant', was encoffined and buried in this tomb.
Iv. Ast. i. 4. (Transcript and very poor photograph.)
On the twenty-seventh day of the sixth moon, the first day of which is hsin yn, in the ping-wu year, the twentieth of Chang-kuan 4, the Lady Ch'ü, wife of the chi-tu-wei s Chang Yen-hêng 1", [died] at the age of fifty-two, and was encoffined and buried in this tomb on the twenty-eighth day of the sixth moon in the same year.
I A town 5o li to the north of 31H Kua Chou. It
was the site of the Jade Gate at the beginning of the Tang dynasty.
2 See Inscription No. III.
3 24 February, 625. Yen-shou is another year-title of the
dynasty at Kao-ch`ang.
* According to Père Hoang's tables, i-ssû was the second
day of the ninth moon. 6 22 October, 628.
G The Lean-chiin, or Military Councillor, was a person of considerable importance towards the end of the Later Han dynasty. As time went on, he was divested of his military functions.and became to all intents a civil official.
General of the chung-lang in the Palace.'
$ r3 August, 646.
' In the Tang dynasty, this was merely an honourable distinction bestowed as a reward for merit on those who were holding no official post.
'0 See Inscription No. V.