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APPENDIX 7

Treatise on the Hexagrams taken promiscuously, according to the opposition or diversity of their meaning.

[Legge] This last of the Appendixes is touched on very briefly in [Introduction, Chapter 3, Par. 10.1]. It is stated there to be in rhyme, and I have endeavoured to give a similar form to the following version of it. The rhymes and length of the lines in the original, however, are very irregular, and I found it impossible to reproduce that irregularity in English.
 

1, 2. Strength in Khien, weakness in Khwan we find.
8, 7. Pi shows us joy, and Sze the anxious mind.
19, 20. Lin gives, Kwan seeks;—such are the several themes

Their different figures were to teach designed.

3. Kun manifests itself, yet keeps its place;
4. 'Mid darkness still, to light Mang sets its face.
51, 52. Kan starts; Kan stops.  
41, 42.   In Sun and Yi are seen
  How fulness and decay their course begin.
26. Ta Khu keeps still, and waits the proper time.
25. Wu Wang sets forth how evil springs from crime.
45, 46. Good men in Zhui collect; in Shang they rise:
15, 16. Khien itself, Yu others doth despise.
21, 22. Shih Ho takes eating for its theme; and Pi

Takes what is plain, from ornament quite free.

58, 57. Tui shows its scope, but Sun's we do not see.
17, 18. Sui quits the old; Ku makes a new decree.
23. We see in Po its subject worn away;
24. And Fu shows its recovering from decay.
35. Above in Zin the sun shines clear and bright;
36. But in Ming I 'tis hidden from the sight.
48, 47. Progress in Zing in Khwan encounters blight.
31. Effect quick answering cause in Hsien appears;
32. While Hang denotes continuance for years.
59, 60. Hwan scatters; but Zieh its code of rules uprears.
40. Relief and ease with Kieh are sure to come;
41. Hard toil and danger have in Kien their home.
38. Khwei looks on others as beyond its care;
37. Kia Zan all includes within its sphere.
12, 11. While Phi and Thai their different scopes prefer,
34, 33. Ta Kwang stops here as right; withdraws Thun there.
14. Ta Yu adhering multitudes can show;
13. Thung Zan reflects their warm affection's glow.
50, 51. Ting takes what's new; the old is left by Ko.
61, 62. Sincere is Kung Fu; but exceeds, Hsiao Kwo.
55, 56. Fang tells of trouble; Lu can boast few friends.
30, 29. Fire mounts in Li; water in Khan descends.
9. Hsiao Khu with few 'gainst many foes contends.
10. Movement in Li, unresting, never ends.
5. Hsu shows its subject making no advance:
6. In Sung we seek in vain a friendly glance;
28. And Ta Kwo's overthrown with sad mischance.
44. Kau shows a meeting, where the many strong

Are met by one that's weak, yet struggles long.

53. In Kien we see a bride who will delay

To move until the bridegroom takes his way.

27. Body and mind are nourished right in I;
63. All things are well established in Ki Zi.
54. Kwei Mei reveals how ends the virgin life;
64. Wei Zi how fails the youth (to get a wife).
43. The strong disperse the weak; Kwai teaches so.

Prospers the good man's way; to grief all small men go.

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