To lament the teacher's
sad life is profitless.
The important thing is not to let the teacher's intentions falter.
- Kusaka Genzui
to a fellow student of the Sonjuku after the death of Yoshida Shoin
The majority of
this information is taken from the following work:
Thomas M. Huber. The Revolutionary
Origins of Modern Japan -- Stanford Unviersity Press, 1981