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The Book of Songs 詩經

周頌‧閔予小子之什‧絲衣 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Min Yu Xiao Zi - Si Yi

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In his silken robes, clear and bright,
With his cap on his head, looking so respectful,
From the hall he goes to the foot of the stairs,
And from the sheep to the oxen.
[He inspects] the tripods, large and small,
And the curved goblet of rhinoceros horn.
The good spirits are mild;
There is no noise, no insolence:
An auspice, [all this], of great longevity.


English translation: James Legge

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