Life of Sôgorô, the Farmer Patriot of Sakura

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byGeorge Braithwaite

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ... THE DISTRICT OFFICIALS TO GO UNPUNISHED. 151 a castle ought not to act like this. If be only punishes the fanners and pays no attention to the behaviour of his servants, criminals will all the time become more and more numerous." They consulted together for some time but with no result as not one of them was willing to take the risk and boldly remonstrate with his lord. CHAPTER XVIII. Kanazawa And Ikeuba Both Commit Suicide. A few days after the events recorded in the last chapter, my lord Kozuke no Suke went to the palace and told how he had punished Sogoro. When the Shogun Iemitsu heard about it, he called Eawachi no Kami, one of his lords, and said: "Kawachi, was that a suitable punishment?" Now, though my lord Kawachi no Kami had read the petition, he did not like, wise though he was, to answer such a question, so he bowed low but said nothing. Seeing his confusion, the Shogun said: "Never mind. Never mind." So the matter ended. After leaving the Shoguu's presence, my lord Kawachi no Kami consulted with my lord Kuse Yamato no Kami who had also read the petition. These two lords lamented Kozuke no Suke's neglect in omitting to bring to trial his own servants who had by their cruelty driven Sogoro to slight the procession of the Shogun and thus lose his life, and they both felt that it was most unjust to leave it as it was. The next day therefore when Kozuke no Suke went to the palace, one of them went up to him and said: "Sogoro, one of the farmers in your dominions certainly committed a grievous crime recently in forcing his petition on the Shogun, but at the same time it is well known that all such petitions have their origin in oppressive government. I do not think you are to blame, but you ought most certainly to examine your servants and see whethe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ... THE DISTRICT OFFICIALS TO GO UNPUNISHED. 151 a castle ought not to act like this. If be only punishes the fanners and pays no a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217504736

ISBN - 13:9780217504737

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