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The Book of Songs 詩經

小雅‧鹿鳴之什‧四牡 Minor odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Lu Ming - Si Mu

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毛詩:「《》,使。」



周道豈不傷悲

My four steeds advanced without stopping;
The way from Zhou was winding and tedious.
Did I not have the wish to return?
But the king's business was not to be slackly performed;
And my heart was wounded with sadness.

嘽嘽駱馬豈不不遑啟處

My four steeds advanced without stopping;
They panted and snorted, the white steeds black-maned.
Did I not have the wish to return?
But the king's business was not to be slackly performed;
And I had not leisure to kneel or to sit.

翩翩不遑

The Filial doves keep flying about,
Now soaring aloft, and now descending,
Collecting on the bushy oaks;
But the king's business was not to be slackly performed;
And I had not leisure to nourish my father.

翩翩不遑

The Filial doves keep flying about,
Now flying, now stopping,
Collecting on the bushy medlars;
But the king's business was not to be slackly performed;
And I had not leisure to nourish my mother.

駸駸豈不用作

I yoked my four white steeds, black-maned;
They hurried away with speed.
[But] did I not wish to return?
Therefore I make this song,
Announcing my wish to nourish my mother.

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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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