On the obverse， were also the following enigmatical verses： sec toys
Lacking in virtues meet the azure skies to mend， In vain the mortal world full many a year I wend， Of a former and after life these facts that be， Who will for a tradition strange record for me？ toys for women
K'ung K'ung， the Taoist， having pondered over these lines for a while， became aware that this stone had a history of some kind.
"Brother stone，" he forthwith said， addressing the stone， "the concerns of past days recorded on you possess， according to your own account， a considerable amount of interest， and have been for this reason inscribed， with the intent of soliciting generations to hand them down as remarkable occurrences. But in my own opinion， they lack， in the first place， any data by means of which to establish the name of the Emperor and the year of his reign； and， in the second place， these constitute no record of any excellent policy， adopted by any high worthies or high loyal statesmen， in the government of the state， or in the rule of public morals. The contents simply treat of a certain number of maidens， of exceptional character； either of their love affairs or infatuations， or of their small deserts or insignificant talents； and were I to transcribe the whole collection of them， they would， nevertheless， not be estimated as a book of any exceptional worth."