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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

周頌‧清廟之什‧烈文 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Qing Miao - Lie Wen

毛詩:「《》,成王諸侯。」



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Ye, brilliant and accomplished princess,
Have conferred on me this happiness.
Your favours to me are without limit,
And my descendants will preserve [the fruits of] them.
Be not mercenary nor extravagant in your States,
And the king will honour you.
Thinking of this great service,
He will enlarge the dignity of your successors.
What is most powerful is the being the man; -
Its influence will be felt throughout your States.
What is most distinguished is being virtuous; -
It will secure the imitation of all the princes.
Ah! the former kings are not forgotten!

》,十三


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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