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The Book of Songs 詩經

周頌‧清廟之什‧思文 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Qing Miao - Si Wen

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O accomplished Hou-ji,
Thou didst prove thyself the correlate of Heaven;
Thou didst give grain-food to our multitudes; -
The immense gift of thy goodness.
Thou didst confer on us the wheat and the barley,
Which God appointed for the nourishment of all;
And without distinction of territory or boundary,
The rules of social duty were diffused throughout these great regions.


English translation: James Legge

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