Entrust to Heaven

I entrust my body and fate to the blue Heavens.
The Second Year of Ansei, First Day of the Year. “Manuscript of the 52nd Year”

7日蒼天に附す
身跡を将つて蒼天に附す。
安政二年正月元日「乙卯稿」

Stubborn Men

Unless there are stubborn men who will never doubt their beleif(shin) in what is good and what is bad no matter how small the issue may be, one will be unable to enact even the most trifling of actions.
The Third Year of Ansei, the Fifteenth of April. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

15日片意地者に非されば
人は小事にても是非善悪必ず信をば失はぬと云ふ片意地者に非ざれば、何事も苟且のみにして、執持する所はなきものなり。
安政三年四月十五日「講孟箚記」