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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧衞‧木瓜 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Mu Gua

毛詩:「《木瓜》,齊桓公國有出處齊桓公車馬厚報。」



木瓜
木瓜以為

There was presented to me a papaya,
And I returned for it a beautiful Ju-gem;
Not as a return for it,
But that our friendship might be lasting.

瓊瑤以為

There was presented to me a peach,
And I returned for it a beautiful Yao-gem;
Not as a return for it,
But that our friendship might be lasting.

以為

There was presented to me a plum,
And I returned for it a beautiful Jiu-gem;
Not as a return for it,
But that our friendship might be lasting.

木瓜》,四句
註解

: 瓊瑤:精美玉石 :黑色

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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