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Shi Jing Introduction Table of content – The Book of Odes

The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).

Section I — Lessons from the states
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15
Chapter 6 — The odes of Wang

65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74

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His great carriage rumbles along,
And his robes of rank glitter like the young sedge.
Do I not think of you ?
But I am afraid of this officer, and dare not.

His great carriage moves heavily and slowly,
And his robes of rank glitter like a carnation-gem.
Do I not think of you ?
But I am afraid of this officer, and do not rush to you.

While living, we may have to occupy different apartments ;
But when dead, we shall share the same grave.
If you say that I am not sincere,
By the bright sun I swear that I am.

Legge 73

Le char du Seigneur, comme il roule !
sa robe a la couleur des joncs !
A toi comment ne penserais-je ?...
j'ai peur de lui et n'ose pas...

Le char du Seigneur, comme il roule !
sa robe est couleur de rubis !
A toi comment ne penserais-je ?...
j'ai peur de lui pour aller aux champs...

Vivants, nos chambres sont distinctes,
morts, commun sera le tombeau !
Si tu ne me crois pas fidèle,
je t'atteste, ô jour lumineux !

Granet XLIII.

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