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24. HE WASHED HIS MOTHER'S BEDPAN
Huáng Tíngjiān of the Sòng dynasty was also called Shāngǔ. During the Yuányòu reign period [1086-1093] he was a government compiler. His nature was filial, and although he was very prominent, he served his mother with deep sincerity. Every evening he himself washed out his mother's bedpan. A moment did not pass in which he did not display the responsibility of a son. A verse praises him saying:
He is prominent enough to be known throughout the world, but
24. Dí Qīn Niào Qì
Sòng. Huáng Tíngjiān. Hào Shāngǔ. Yuányòu zhōng wéi tàishǐ. Xìng zhì xiào. Shēntǐ guìxiǎn. Fèng mǔ jìn chéng. Měi xì qīn zì wèi mǔ dí niàoqì. Wèi céng yǒu yí kè bú gòng rén zǐ zhi zhí.Yǒu shī wéi sòng.
Guìxiǎn wén tiānxìa. Píng shēng xiào shì qīn. Bù cí cháng dí niào. Yān yòng bì shēng shèn.
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