Gems of Chinese Literature: Verse

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GEMS OF CHINESE
LITERATURE
VERSE

BY
HERBERT A. GILES, Hon. LL.D. (Aberdeen)
Professor of Chinese in the University of Cambridge

SECOND EDITION

REVISED AND GREATLY ENLARGED

SHANGHAI
Help & Walsh Ltd.

HONGKONG—SINGAPORE—HANKOW
1923

[The right of Translation and Reproduction is reserved.]

FONDREN LIBRARY
Southern Methodist University

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • 1 - To a Young Gentleman 1
  • 2 - A Male Light-of-Love 3
  • 3 - "At Best a Contradiction" 5
  • 4 - Desperate! 6
  • 5 - To a Man 7
  • 6 - The Cricket 11
  • 1 - The Husbandman’s Song 12
  • 2 - Yao’s Advice 13
  • 3 - Inscription on a Wash-Basin 14
  • 1 - The Battle 15
  • 2 - Commemoration Service and after 17
  • Unpopularity 18
  • 1 - Neglected 20
  • 2 - Parted 21
  • On the Death of His Father 22
  • 1 - Amari Aliquid 24
  • 2 - Gone 25
  • The Autumn Fan 26
  • 1 - Carpe Diem 27
  • 2 - The Elixir of Life 28
  • "A Bold Peasantry" 30
  • 1 - To a Departing Husband 31
  • A First-Born 34
  • An Absent Husband 36
  • Love Impetuous 37
  • The Brothees 38
  • A Bakmaid 39
  • 1 - Lovers Parted 40
  • 2 - Aftee Parting 42
  • True Pleasures 43
  • 1 - A Portrait 44
  • 2 - A Prayer 46
  • 3 - Sic Transit 47
  • Alone 48
  • Forgotten 49
  • 1 - "In the Spring……" 50
  • 2 - Ultimate Causes 51
  • At First Sight 52
  • Anticipation 53
  • 1 - To a Kill-Joy 54
  • 2 - In Absence 55
  • Ichabod 56
  • 1 - Regrets 58
  • 2 - Against Idols 59
  • The Return 61
  • 1 - A Vision 62
  • 2 - "This Gentleman " 63
  • 1 - By Moonlight 64
  • 2 - An Absent Husband 65
  • 1 - Waiting 66
  • 2 - In Dreamland 67
  • 3 - At Anchor 68
  • Out of Office 69
  • 1 - Overlooked 70
  • 2 - Goodbye 71
  • 3 - A Rencontre 72
  • 4 - Goodbye to MÊng Hao-Jan 73
  • Home Longings 74
  • 1 - To a Firefly 75
  • 2 - At Parting 76
  • 3 - Night Thoughts 77
  • 4 - Companions 78
  • 5 - From a Belvidere 79
  • 6 - For Her Husband 80
  • 7 - " the Best of Life Is But… " 81
  • 8 - Farewell by the River 82
  • 9 - Gone 83
  • 10 - No Inspiration 84
  • 11 - General Hsieh an 85
  • 12 - A Snap-Shot 86
  • 13 - A Farewell 87
  • 14 - Boyhood Fancies 88
  • 15 - From the Palace 90
  • 16 - The Poet 91
  • 17 - Tears 92
  • 18 - A Favourite 93
  • 19 - In Exile 94
  • 20 - Anti-Pussyfoot 95
  • 21 - In a Mirkor 96
  • 22 - Last Words 97
  • 1 - In Absence 99
  • 2 - Wine 100
  • 3 - To His Brother 101
  • 4 - A Landscape 102
  • 5 - Home Joys 103
  • 6 - SsŬ-Ma Hsiang-Ju 104
  • 7 - The Hermit 105
  • 8 - Superseded 106
  • 9 - Solo Chi Segue CiÒ Che Piace É Saggio 107
  • 10 - Dum Res et Aetas 108
  • 11 - A Picnic 109
  • 12 - The Pressgang 110
  • DhyÂna 112
  • "Bacche, Plenum Tui" 113
  • Spring Sorrows 114
  • 1 - An Absent Husband 115
  • 2 - Spring Joys 116
  • 3 - Remembrances 117
  • 4 - A Promise 118
  • My Neighbour 119
  • In Praise of Buddhism 121
  • Lonely 122
  • The Washerwoman’s Grave 123
  • At Dawn 125
  • Nostalgia 126
  • 1 - At the Wars 127
  • 2 - A Message 128
  • SpretÆ Injuria Formae 129
  • A Grotto 130
  • A Retrospect 131
  • "Youth at the Prow" 132
  • Hope 135
  • 1 - The Wounded Falcon 136
  • 2 - Hours of Idleness 139
  • 3 - In Camp 140
  • 4 - Meditations 141
  • 5 - Discontent 142
  • 6 - Humanity 144
  • Neaera’s Tangles 145
  • 1 - Summer Dying 146
  • 2 - The Odalisque 147
  • Eunuch Domination 148
  • 1 - " the Gay Licentious Crowd " 149
  • 4 - "I Can’t Get out!" 153
  • 5 - " Vina Liques " 154
  • 6 - To a Lost Crane 155
  • 7 - Sic Vos Non Vobis 156
  • 8 - I. a Birth 157
  • 9 - " Multa Decedentes Adimunt " 159
  • 10 - " Sweet Auburn" 160
  • 11 - Deserted 164
  • 1 - At an Old Palace 165
  • 2 - Taking Orders 166
  • A Cast-off Favourite 167
  • Oh Stay! 168
  • In the Harem 169
  • At a Grave 170
  • The Chaste Wife’s Reply 171
  • 1 - Taste 172
  • 2 - A Glimpse 173
  • 1 - A Lost Love 174
  • 2 - The Old Place 175
  • 4 - Lovers Parted 176
  • 1 - The Night Comes 177
  • 2 - Souvenirs 178
  • Time’s Havoc 179
  • With Wine and Flowers 180
  • A Lament 181
  • 1 - A Spring Feast 182
  • 2 - "Fill the Bumper Fair " 183
  • 1 - On Highwaymen 184
  • 2 - Spring Passes 185
  • A Storm 186
  • 1 - Summer Begins 187
  • 2 - "Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds of May" 188
  • Where Are They? 189
  • New Year’s Eve at an Inn 190
  • Musing 191
  • Ut Melius 192
  • The Sempstress 194
  • The Traveller 195
  • Golden Sands 196
  • Wanderjahre 197
  • Music Hath Charms 198
  • In Retieement 199
  • The Spinster 200
  • Thoughts by Moonlight 201
  • Contemplation 202
  • View from an Old Tower 203
  • Homeward 204
  • An Oath 205
  • A Reason Fair 206
  • Disillusioned 207
  • To an Absent Fair One 209
  • ’Twixt Heaven and Earth 210
  • Consolation 211
  • 1 - " the Kingdom Op God Is within You " 213
  • 2 - A Struggle 214
  • Waiting 215
  • Annual Worship at Tombs 216
  • 1 - A White Night 218
  • 2 - Why Late? 219
  • 1 - Insouciance 220
  • 2 - Spring Fancies 221
  • " Splendidior Vitro " 222
  • A Dead Boy 223
  • 1 - Spring Nights 224
  • 2 - Whigs and Tories 225
  • Swinging 226
  • Summer 228
  • At a Park Gate 229
  • The Third Moon 230
  • To Wine 231
  • A Hermit 232
  • Worship, and after 233
  • Too Late Again 235
  • A Spring Evening 236
  • At His Club 237
  • At His Books 238
  • 1 - At a Mountain Monastery 239
  • 2 - Omnes Eodem 240
  • 1 - An Emperor in a Snowstorm 241
  • 2 - A Snow Priest 242
  • 3 - Apologia 243
  • A Mountain Brook 244
  • To Her Lover 245
  • To General Mao 247
  • To an Absent Lover 249
  • To a Buddhist Priest 250
  • On a Wine-Jar in an Old Grave 251
  • Inward Light 253
  • To His Coffin 254
  • An Agnostic 256
  • Advice to Girls 257
  • Integer VitÆ 258
  • A Scoffer 259
  • An Impromptu 260
  • 1 - Best of All Things Is Water 261
  • 2 - Up North 262
  • The Divinest of All Things 263
  • Partings 265
  • Enlightenment 267
  • Return of the Genius Loci 268
  • Ode to Shakespeare 270
  • 1 - Opportunity 271
  • Index to Poets 274
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