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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
celebrated Chinese sage, a disciple, some say a grandson, of Confucius ( q. v .); went up and down with his disciples from court to court in the country to persuade, particularly the ruling classes, to give heed to the words of wisdom, though in vain; after which, on his death, his followers collected his teachings in a book entitled the "Book of Meng-tze," which is full of practical instruction (372-289 B.C.).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Mencius'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/mencius.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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