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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧周南‧關雎 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Guan Ju

》,后妃所以天下夫婦鄉人邦國

  發言不足不足不足

  成文治世政和亂世亡國得失天地鬼神先王以是夫婦孝敬人倫教化風俗

  」,」,」,」,」,」。風化無罪足以」。至于王道禮義政教國史得失傷人吟詠事變舊俗禮義禮義先王是以」。天下四方」。「王政廢興小雅大雅。「盛德形容成功神明,《

  》、《周公。《》、《騶虞諸侯先王所以召公。《》《》,正始王化是以淑女君子進賢不淫窈窕



窈窕淑女君子

Guan-guan go the ospreys,
On the islet in the river.
The modest, retiring, virtuous, young lady:
For our prince a good mate she.

參差荇菜左右窈窕淑女寤寐不得寤寐輾轉反側

Here long, there short, is the duckweed,
To the left, to the right, borne about by the current.
The modest, retiring, virtuous, young lady:
Waking and sleeping, he sought her.
He sought her and found her not,
And waking and sleeping he thought about her.
Long he thought; oh! long and anxiously;
On his side, on his back, he turned, and back again.

參差荇菜左右窈窕淑女琴瑟參差荇菜左右窈窕淑女鐘鼓

Here long, there short, is the duckweed;
On the left, on the right, we gather it.
The modest, retiring, virtuous, young lady:
With lutes, small and large, let us give her friendly welcome.
Here long, there short, is the duckweed;
On the left, on the right, we cook and present it.
The modest, retiring, virtuous, young lady:
With bells and drums let us show our delight in her.

本作品在全世界都属于公有领域,因为作者逝世已经超过100,并且于192311日之前出版。
English translation: James Legge

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