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Confucianism -> Liji -> Qu Li II -> 89

A Great or other officer, leaving his state,
should not take his vessels of sacrifice with him across the boundary.
The former will leave his vessels for the time with another Great officer,
and the latter his with another officer.
A Great or other officer, leaving his state,
on crossing the boundary,
should prepare a place for an altar, and wail there, looking in the direction of the state.
He should wear his upper garment and lower, and his cap, all of white;
remove his (ornamental) collar,
wear shoes of untanned leather,
have a covering of white (dog's-fur) for his cross-board,
and leave his horses manes undressed.
He should not trim his nails or beard,
nor make an offering at his (spare) meals.
He should not say to any one that he is not chargeable with guilt,
nor have any of his women approach him.
After three months he will return to his usual dress.


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