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Mohism -> Mozi -> Book 1 -> On Dyeing -> 2

This is true not only with silk dyeing;
even a country changes its colour in response to its influences.
1伯阳 Thus Shun came under the influences of Xu You and Bo Yang;
皋陶伯益Yu, under that of Gao Yao and Bo Yi;
伊尹仲虺Tang, under that of Yi Yin and Zhong Hui;
武王周公and King Wu, under that of the Grand Duke and Duke Zhou.
Now these four kings had been under good influences.
天下Therefore they came to possess the empire
天子 and were commissioned Sons of Heaven (Emperors).
Their achievements and great fame extended from Heaven to earth.
天下 And when the preeminently magnanimous and righteous figures of the world are mentioned,
they are invariably those referred to.

1. 由 : Originally read: "山". 据:《吕氏春秋》、《群书治要》。


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