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The shrill blast is blowing, chilly the burn; Tour champion is going — not to return!
His prophecy waa falfilled. On reaching the capital of Gh4n and gaining acceas to the sovereign, Ghing K'o unfolded his pretended mission, and seized an opportunity of striking a blow at his intended Tictim. He only succeeded however in wounding the Prince of Ch^in, who thereupon fled down a narrow passage, where he would have been killed but for a eunuch who called to him to turn and draw. He did so, and ultimately succeeded in slaying his pursuer.
400 Ching Po . Died A.D. 649. One of the great scholars at the Court of the Emperor T'ai Tsung of the T^ang dynasty, whom he aided in the compilation of the Hiatory of the Chin Dynaety. He graduated as chin thih about 627, and rose to be a Supervising Censor, but incurring his master's displeasure, he was sent to a subordinate post in Sstich'uan, and died on the way thither. Joint author, with HsU Gbing-tsung, of the History of the jRiee of the T^ang Dynasty^ and biographer of T*ai Tsung. He also wrote a preface to the Record of Western Countries by Hsiian Tsang.
Ching Ti See (Han) Liu Ch'i; (Wn) Sun Hsiu; (Liang) Hsiao Fang-chih; (N. Chou) Til-wen Tung; (Ming) Chu Oh*i-yfl.
Ching Tsung. See (T'ang) Li Chan; (Liao) Teh-lfl Hsien.
401 Ching Wei ^ ^. A daughter of the legendary ruler j^ ^ Yen Ti. She was drowned in the Eastern Sea, and changed into the small bird known as the Ching Wei. Ever since her death she has been carrying chips and pebbles from the Western mountains to fill up the sea. Hence the saying ^ |^ P^ ^ ^4ike the tomtit carrying pebbles," in the sense of wasting one's powers over a hopeless task.
402 Ch'ing Chi . A swift runner of the Wu State of old. *
403 Ch'ing I-kuang Grandson of the 17th son of the