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Xunzi 《荀子》

荀子序 楊倞 Preface by Yang Jing

周公稽古三五損益作樂仁義天下德化》。至于失道平王諸侯五霸之後王道仲尼定禮春秋》,然後三代遺風功烈不得天下門人傳述而已陵夷至于戰國於是殺人幾乎有志痛心疾首孟軻荀卿其後立言指事敷陳往古當世反掌所以羽翼六經》,增光諸子周公制作仲尼贊成所以王道春秋四夷戰國三綱炎黃聖代時政孟子章句》,博士傳習君子荀子未有注解亦復傳寫謬誤好事至於文義未知異端脫誤所以義理古今參考不得不相近聲類相通增加古字方言加以孤陋愚昧穿鑿先賢蕪穢將來文字繁多十二三十二二十荀卿》,使戊戌大唐文武皇帝元和十三十二月


Chinese text: This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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