Arthur Waley Quotes
“was Chiang Yüan. How did she give birth to the people? She sacrificed and prayed That she might no longer be childless. She trod on the big toe of God’s footprint, Was accepted and got what she desired. Then in reverence, then in awe She gave birth, she nurtured; And this was Hou Chi. 1 The mother had fulfilled her months, And her first-born came like a lamb With no bursting or rending, With no hurt or harm. To make manifest His magic power God on high gave her ease. So blessed were her sacrifice”
- Date of birth: August 19, 1889
- Died: June 27, 1966
- Born: in The United Kingdom.
- Description: Arthur Waley C.B.E., F.B.S. was a distinguished authority on Chinese language and literature. He was honoured many times for his translations from the Chinese and received the Queen's medal for poetry in 1953. His many books include Chinese Poems, Japanese Poetry, The Tale of Genji, The Way and Its Power, The Real Tripitaka and Yuan Mei.