seals of office, he remarked that one of his late lictors had seized the opportunity to get drank, and said to him, When I come back here, I will punish you!" Thereupon the drunken man laughingly retorted
- Your Honour may come back again
- And iron ships may cross the main.
Strange to say Chia Yfl was re-appointed to fiLsien-yu, and detected the said lictor embezzling public money. He added to his sentence these words: — Copper cash are not cast for purposes of peculation; there are iron ships, not made with hands, which are able to cross the sea."
329 Chiang Ch'ên 姜宸 (T. 西溟 and 淇園). A.D. 1627-1699. A native of Chehkiang, noted in his youth for poetical talents, calligraphy, and general knowledge of ancient literature. Summoned to Court, he was employed upon the history of the Mings; besides which, he wrote works on river conservancy and sea-walls, poems, and essays. He graduated only in 1697, when he was already 70 years of age.
330 Chiang Chung-i (T. t^W- ^^^- 1884-1868. Volunteered in 1852 to fight against the T^ai-p'ing rebels in Hunan, and raised himself by his own exertions to the rank of Taot^ai, receiving the distinction of baturu in 1859. In 1860—61 he successfully opposed Shih Ta-k^ai, and kept him out of Hunan. Was then appointed acting Governor of Eueichou, but did not proceed. In 1862 he acted as Commander-in-chief in Eueichou and Euangsi. In 1868 he crushed the rebels in Eiangsi and won great victories in Anhui, which services were rewarded with the Yellow Jacket. He died on his way to Nan-ch^ang. Was canonised
331 Chiang Chung-yüan (T. llfi+l). A.D. 1811-1854. A native of Hunan, who was Education Officer at ^ ^