I still don't know where the ministers of the upper court go to eat in the morning. The following editor will give you a detailed introduction. Let's read on~
According to the biography of Lu Jia, Li Sheng, "the king regards the people as the heaven, while the people regard food as the heaven."
Nowadays, when people's lives become rich, they have all kinds of activities. However, in the age of poverty, or in ancient times, the common people, satiety was a top priority. How could they care about how to play. However, what many people don't know is that in ancient times, even princes and ministers had to worry about eating. What's the matter?
Where to eat in the morning? There are roadside stalls in the Forbidden City. Don't believe it!
In the early days, the minister usually gets up at midnight to prepare for going to the court
According to the Beijing archives, the time of the early Dynasty generally followed the previous dynasty. In the early Dynasty, it was about 5 a.m. before dawn. In,, the world was peaceful, but later, it was extended to sunrise, that is, 6 a.m.
And no way, as late as 8 o'clock after the court. Later, the emperor attempted to reform the law and Reform in order to save the decline of the Qing Dynasty. At one time, he advanced the early Dynasty to 4 a.m.
When the Qing Dynasty was an official in the capital, it was inevitable to go to the early Dynasty. Although the emperor usually began to manage politics at the time of Mao, sometimes he would meet an emperor who liked to get up early, and then counted the cost of running, queuing and passing on.
In order to catch up with the meeting, the minister must get up at midnight, and then cross half the capital to the Meridian Gate.
At 3 a.m., the minister will arrive at the gate and wait. And when the drum on the tower of the Meridian Gate rings, the minister must line up. When the bell rang around 5 a.m., the Palace door opened.
All the officials entered in turn, crossing the Jinshui bridge and forming a team in the square. Any official who coughs, spits or walks unsteadily will be recorded by the censor in charge of the investigation and will be waiting for handling.
In the early days of the last dynasty, many ministers dared not eat breakfast and solved problems with humanity
In the early Ming Dynasty, Gao Qi, a great poet in the early Ming Dynasty, wrote a poem "waiting for the court as early as the morning under the que": "in the early Ming Dynasty, standing beside the Yugou bridge, the half opened arch is not opened", which means that the moon is still on, and he rushed up to the gate of the Forbidden City to wait. It's a long time before the key of the palace gate. I'm afraid that's a bad taste.
For example, some ministers who are far away will get up earlier to prepare for the court. At that time, people were basically sleeping, so there was no breakfast to eat. In addition, the biggest reason was that the system of the early Dynasty was strict. In order not to make a fool of themselves in the early Dynasty, many officials did not dare to eat breakfast before the early Dynasty.
It was not until the Ming Dynasty that the situation of going to the early Dynasty on a hungry stomach changed. The emperor of the Ming Dynasty did not have the heart to serve the country and the people. He went to the early Dynasty on a hungry stomach, so he issued an order to prepare breakfast in the palace every day, and arranged a place for the ministers to eat breakfast, so that the ministers did not have to open the early Dynasty on a hungry stomach.
Such a system can be said to be very humanized!
There are roadside stalls inside and outside the Forbidden City. Ministers and people in the palace are regular visitors
In the later Qing Dynasty, there was no such humanized order, so where did the ministers go for breakfast?
Because in the laws and regulations, there was no prohibition to set up business spots outside the Forbidden City, so at that time, some cooks and peddlers opened the breakfast stand outside the longzong gate. In the Forbidden City, there is also a place to outsource to others to buy breakfast, steamed bun, wonton and so on. There are many kinds of breakfast.
This breakfast point was called "Siheyi" in the Qing Dynasty, which is the East long room where people sell souvenirs.
At that time, when officials came to the early Dynasty, they came here at their own expense to have some food, but there was also a restriction. As we all know, ancient people still pay attention to appearance, and the identity of officials is like there!
If they go directly to sit down and eat, then you think how many people are crowded together, it will lose the status of an official! On the other hand, if one accidentally dirties his government while eating, it will be punished again. If it is severe, his head may fall off.
Therefore, Ministers usually send their servants to buy them and then eat them in sedans.
In addition to the officials of the early dynasties, the palace maids and the "big pot rice" fed up with the palace, sometimes they would go to a small stall to change their appetite. Sometimes, even the concubines of the various palaces will order their servant girls or servants to come out here to buy some things to relieve their greediness.
In this way, these ministers, who are dressed neatly and look dignified, are in fact quite pitiful to some extent. Even having breakfast is so troublesome. They have to carry their heads and do things every day, even if they offend the emperor with one word or one thing. They end up in a world of copying and beheading. It seems that the new life today is rich and colorful!
Reference materials: historical records, biography of Li Sheng and Lu Jia, as early as the Xia Dynasty of Que
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