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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧唐‧有杕之杜 Lessons from the states - Odes of Tang - You Di Zhi Du

毛詩:「《》,宗族。」



君子中心飲食

There is a solitary russet pear tree,
Growing on the left of the way.
That princely man there!
He might be willing to come to me.
In the centre of my heart I love him,
[But] how shall I supply him with drink and food?

君子中心飲食

There is a solitary russet pear tree,
Growing where the way makes a compass.
That princely man there!
He might be willing to come and ramble [with me].
In the centre of my heart I love him,
[But] how shall I supply him with drink and food?

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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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