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The Book of Songs 詩經

國風‧鄘‧相鼠 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Xiang Shu

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毛詩:「《》,無禮文公在位承先無禮。」



不死何為

Look at a rat, - it has its skin;
But a man should be without dignity of demeanour.
If a man have no dignity of demeanour,
What should he but die?

不死

Look at a rat, - it has its teeth;
But a man shall be without any right deportment.
If a man have not right deportment,
What should he wait for but death?

無禮無禮

Look at a rat, - it has its limbs;
But a man shall be without any rules of propriety.
If a man observe no rules of propriety,
Why does he not quickly die?

》,四句


作品全世界属于公有领域因为作者逝世已经超过100并且192311之前出版
English translation: James Legge

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