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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧邶‧式微 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Shi Wei

毛詩:「《式微》,。」


式微
式微式微胡為

Reduced! Reduced!
Why not return?
If it were not for your sake, O prince,
How should we be thus exposed to the dew?

式微式微胡為

Reduced! Reduced!
Why not return?
If it were not for your person, O prince,
How should we be here in the mire?

式微》,四句

註解

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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