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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧鄘‧蝃蝀 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Di Dong

毛詩:「《蝃》,文公國人。」



女子父母兄弟

There is a rainbow in the east,
And no one dares to point to it.
When a girl goes away [from her home],
She separates from her parents and brothers.

西女子兄弟父母

In the morning [a rainbow] rises in the west,
And [only] during the morning is there rain.
When a girl goes away [from her home],
She separates from her brothers and parents.



This person
Has her heart only on being married.
Greatly is she untrue to herself,
And does not recognize [the law of] her lot.

《蝃》,四句


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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