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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

小雅‧鴻鴈之什‧庭燎 Minor odes of the kingdom - Hong Yan Zhi Shen - Ting Liao

毛詩:「《》,宣王。」



如何未央君子

How goes the night?
It is not yet midnight.
The torch is blazing in the court-yard.
My princely men are arriving; -
There is the tinkling of their bells.

如何未艾君子

How goes the night?
The night is not yet through.
The torch is growing pale in the court-yard.
My princely men are arriving; -
There is the sound of their bells, regular and near.

如何君子

How goes the night?
It is getting towards morning.
The torch is smoking in the court-yard.
My princely men are arriving; -
I see their banners.

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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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