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The Book of Songs 《詩經》

周頌‧閔予小子之什‧桓 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Min Yu Xiao Zi - Huan



There is peace throughout our myriad regions;
There has been a succession of plentiful years:
Heaven does not weary in its favour.
The martial king Wu,
Maintained [the confidence of] his officers,
And employed them all over the kingdom,
So securing the establishment of his Family.
Oh! glorious was he in the sight of Heaven,
Which kinged him in the room [of Shang].


English translation: James Legge

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