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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧衞‧芄蘭 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Wan Lan

毛詩:「《》,無禮大夫。」



童子觿觿

There are the branches of the sparrow-gourd; -
There is that lad, with the spike at his girdle.
Though he carries a spike at his girdle,
He does not know us.
How easy and conceited is his manner,
With the ends of his girdle hanging down as they do!

童子

There are the leaves of the sparrow-gourd; -
There is that lad with the archer's thimble at his girdle.
Though he carries an archer's thimble at his girdle,
He is not superior to us.
How easy and conceited is his manner,
With the ends of his girdle hanging down as they do!

》,

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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