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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

小雅‧魚藻之什‧采綠 Minor odes of the kingdom - Yu Zao Zhi Shen - Cai Lu

毛詩:「《》,幽王。」





All the morning I gather the king-grass,
And do not collect enough to fill my hands.
My hair is in a wisp; -
I will go home and wash it.

為期

All the morning I gather the indigo plant,
And do not collect enough to fill my apron.
Five days was the time agreed on; -
It is the sixth, and I do not see him.



When he went a hunting,
I put the bow in its case for him.
When he went to fish,
I arranged his line for him.



What did he take in angling?
Bream and tench; -
Bream and tench,
While people [looked on] to see.

》,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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