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Classic of Mountains and Seas 《山海經》

郭璞序 Preface by Guo Pu

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山海經奇怪莫不嘗試:「所知莫若其所不知。」山海經宇宙群生紛紜陰陽區分精氣自相魂靈流形山川然則其所其所所謂未知其所所謂未知其所何者而後胡人人見三字習見人情略舉可以出於冰水山海經可怪不可可怪無怪不可未始可怪不可不可不可無不天子穆王西征西王母穆王王母瑤池之上賦詩往來可觀軒轅王母玄圃之上怪獸玉石中國穆王駿萬里名山大川大人西王母黿然後史記穆王使以西西王母左傳:「穆王使天下車轍。」則是其事通識不平司馬遷大宛:「張騫使大夏之後河源所謂本紀山海經所有怪物不敢。」不亦出於今日幾乎乃東子政兩面絕代可以是故三千山川名號所在不同庶幾不絕將來後裔不亦伶人天下之至嗚呼達觀博物

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Chinese text: This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the
public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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