Retainers Today

Retainers today know how to speak carefully to their lord, but know not how to befriend him. They know how to respect their lord, but know not how to love him.
The Fifth Year of Ansei, the Sixth of the New Year. “Words of a Lunatic.”

17日今の大臣は
今の大臣が君を厳ることを知りて君に親しむことを知らず、君を敬することを知りて君を愛することを知らず。
安政五年正月六日「狂夫の言」

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