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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧魏‧伐檀 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Fa Tan

毛詩:「《》,在位貪鄙祿君子不得。」



坎坎河水三百君子

Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees,
And he places what he hews on the river's bank,
Whose waters flow clear and rippling.
You sow not nor reap; -
How do you get the produce of those three hundred farms?
You do not follow the chase; -
How do we see the badgers hanging up in your court-yards?
O that superior man!
He would not eat the bread of idleness!

坎坎河水三百君子素食

Kan-kan go his blows on the wood for his spokes,
And he places it by the side of the river,
Whose waters flow clear and even.
You sow not nor reap; -
How do you get your three millions of sheaves?
You do not follow the chase; -
How do we see those three-year-olds hanging in your court-yards?
O that superior man!
He would not eat the bread of idleness!

坎坎河水三百君子

Kan-kan go his blows on the wood for his wheels,
And he places it by the lip of the river,
Whose waters flow clear in rippling circles.
You sow not nor reap; -
How do you get the paddy for your three hundred round binns?
You do not follow the chase; -
How do we see the quails hanging in your court-yards?
O that superior man!
He would not eat the bread of idleness!

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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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