CHINESE PRINTING BLOCK
2 sides 7¼ x 9¼ ins. neatly mended with tiny dowels along a horizontal line, other trivial damage to a few characters,
The 'Thousand Character Text' was the second book learned by the Chinese schoolboy. The sentences are of 4 characters each. Chou was ordered when in prison to make a composition with a 1000 different characters jumbled together and supplied to him. He made this essay in a single night, but the effort turned his hair white. It is often called "pai t'ou wen", "the white-haired essay".
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