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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧邶‧靜女 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Jing Nu

毛詩:「《》,無道夫人無德。」



不見踟躕。[1]

How lovely is the retiring girl!
She was to await me at a corner of the wall.
Loving and not seeing her,
I scratch my head, and am in perplexity.



How handsome is the retiring girl!
She presented to me a red tube.
Bright is the red tube; -
I delight in the beauty of the girl.

美人。[2]

From the pasture lands she gave a shoot of the white grass,
Truly elegant and rare.
It is not you, O grass, that are elegant; -
You are the gift of an elegant girl.

》,四句


註解
1. 「」,”,躲藏
2.「」,”。「」,”,贈送。「」,嫩芽

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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