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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧召南‧行露 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Xing Lu

毛詩:「《》,聽訟衰亂不能貞女。」


豈不夙夜

Wet lay the dew on the path:
Might I not [have walked there] in the early dawn?
But I said there was [too] much dew on the path.

何以穿何以室家不足

Who can say the sparrow has no horn?
How else could it bore through my house?
Who can say that you did not get me betrothed?
How else could you have urged on this trial?
But though you have forced me to trial,
Your ceremonies for betrothal were not sufficient.

何以穿何以

Who can say that the rat has no molar teeth?
How else could it bore through my wall?
Who can say that you did not get me betrothed?
How else could you have urged on this trial?
But though you have forced me to trial,
I will still not follow you.

》,三句


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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