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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
E . the old Philosopher), a Chinese sage, born in the province of Ho-nan about 565 B.C., a contemporary of Confucius, who wrote the celebrated "Tao-te-King," canon, that is, of the Tao, or divine reason, and of virtue, one—and deservedly so on account of its high ethics—of the sacred books of China; he was the founder of one of the three principal religions of China, Confucianism and Buddhism being the other two, although his followers, the Tao-sze as they are called, are now degenerated into a set of jugglers.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Laotze'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/laotze.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.