The Customs of This Age

At heart, the work of an standard knight (heishi) is to cultivate his own self. He should fulfill his duty using the customs of this age.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 28th of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

27日一世の風俗を以て
平士の職は一身の修治を本とし、一世の風俗を以て己が任となすべし。
安政三年五月二十八日「講孟箚記」

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People Who Forget to Accept Debts of Gratitude

The space between heaven and earth cannot allow people who receive reward without merit, who forget to accept debts of gratitude.
The Second Year of Ansei, The 16th of August. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”

21日恩を受けて忘れたらん者は
功なくして食み、恩を受けて忘れたらん者は、天地間に容るべからず。
安政二年八月十六日「講孟箚記」