(60.6) Appraisal [of Hè 賀, Quán 全, Lǚ 呂, Zhōu 周, Zhōnglí 鍾離]

Appraisal states: The Shānyuè favored rebellion and chaos, difficult to calm and easy to disturb, and therefore Sūn Quán had no time for outside defense, and used humble speech to the Wèi clan. All these various ministers, all overcame and pacified the inner troubles, soothing and tranquilizing the country areas. Lǚ Dài was pure and scrupulous for the public, Zhōu Fáng had deceitful strategies and many surprises, Zhōnglí Mù continued previous plans, Quán Cóng had talent in the age, noble and valued in the time, however he did not control a treacherous son, obtaining ridicule and ruining reputation.

評曰:山越好為叛亂,難安易動,是以孫權不遑外禦,卑詞魏氏。凡此諸臣,皆克寧內難,綏靜邦域者也。呂岱清恪在公;周魴譎略多奇;鍾離牧蹈長者之規;全琮有當世之才,貴重於時,然不檢姦子,獲譏毀名云。

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