Excessive hiring of ou performers

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Whenever Sovereign Qiuhao of Xi had men perform with the ou, he insisted that there be 300 musicians performing synchronously. A cloistered intellectual, who was dwelling nigh the southern bulwark of the metropolis, inquired if he could perform with the ou for the sovereign. Sovereign Qiuhao was gratified by this, and allotted sufficient food portions for many hundreds. When Sovereign Qiuhao perished, Sovereign She assumed the throne. He preferred to listen to the ou performers severally, so the cloistered intellectual took flight. And this is what is meant by “excessive hiring of ou performers.”