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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

國風‧曹‧候人 Lessons from the states - Odes of Cao - Hou Ren

毛詩:「《》,小人君子小人。」



三百

Those officers of escort,
Have their carriers of lances and halberds.
But these creatures,
With their three hundred red covers for the knees! -



The pelican is on the dam,
And will not wet his wings!
These creatures,
Are not equal to their dress!



The pelican is on the dam,
And will not wet his beak!
These creatures,
Do not respond to the favour they enjoy.

南山

Extensive and luxuriant is the vegetation,
And up the south hill in the morning rise the vapours.
Tender is she and lovely,
But the young lady is suffering from hunger.

》,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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