1. Tsze-chang asked whether the affairs of
ten ages after could be known.
2. Confucius said, 'The Yin dynasty followed
the regulations of the Hsia: wherein it took from or added to them may be
known. The Chau dynasty has followed the regulations of the Yin: wherein it
took from or added to them may be known. Some other may follow the Chau, but
though it should be at the distance of a hundred ages, its affairs may be