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Author QuotedJames Legge
Title QuotedTexts of Taoism
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/04/01
Imprint[S.l.] : Julian Press. 1959
QuotationNow as to the practical details. I have not seen the Giles translation and would be very glad to have it at hand while going through Legge. We do not have anything but Legge here. My edition of Legge may well be a reprint of the one you have. It too is very big, called the Texts of Taoism, but it was printed quite recently by the Julian Press with a preface by Dr. Suzuki. Hence the pagination may be different, that is the only problem "¦ What I can do is tentatively send you a list of passages that interest me in the first four books, and see if you can locate them without difficulty "¦ If I have the Giles book here I can give further references which will help you to locate the texts, but anyway with the subdivisions in Legge it should not be at all hard to give precise indications.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 614
Letter toJohn C.H. Wu
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