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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

小雅‧甫田之什‧鴛鴦 Minor odes of the kingdom - Fu Tian Zhi Shen - Yuan Yang

毛詩:「《鴛鴦》,幽王明王萬物奉養。」


鴛鴦
鴛鴦君子萬年福祿

The Yellow ducks fly about,
And are taken with hand-nets and spread-nets.
May our sovereign live for ten thousand years,
Enjoying the happiness and wealth which are his due!

鴛鴦左翼君子萬年

The Yellow ducks are on the dam,
With their left wings gathered up.
May our sovereign live for ten thousand years,
Enjoying the happiness and wealth which are his due!

乘馬君子萬年福祿

The teams of steeds are in the stable,
Fed with forage and grain.
May our sovereign live for ten thousand years,
Sustained in his happiness and wealth!

乘馬君子萬年福祿

The teams of steeds are in the stable,
Fed with grain and forage.
May our sovereign live for ten thousand years,
In the comfort of his happiness and wealth!


鴛鴦》,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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