A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Chai Kung

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15Chai Kung 翟公. 2nd cent. B.C. A native of 下邽 Hsia-kuei in Shensi, who was a Magistrate under the Emperor Wên Ti of the Han dynasty. In his days of prosperity, his gates were thronged; yet when he was dismissed, a sparrow-trap might have been set in his court-yard. Upon his reinstatement in office, the friends would have returned; but he closed his doors to them, and posted a notice to the effect that true friendship endures even through poverty and disgrace.