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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary/Ch'ên Lin

233 Ch'ên Lin 陳琳 2nd cent. A.D. A native of Kuang-ling in Kiangsu. He began life as official secretary to Ho Chin; but subsequently passed into the service of Ts'ao Ts'ao, who had a high opinion of his skill as a dispatch-writer. He was a poet of some distinction, and is ranked among the Seven Scholars of the Chien-an period (see Hsü Kan).