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《車舝 - Che Xia》

English translation: James Legge [?]
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1 車舝:
間關車之舝兮、思孌季女逝兮。
匪飢匪渴、德音來括。
雖無好友、式燕且喜。
Che Xia:
Jian-guan went the axle ends of my carriage,
As I thought of the young beauty, and went [to fetch her].
It was not that I was hungry or thirsty,
But [I longed] for one of such virtuous fame to come and be with me.
Although no good friends be with us,
We will feast and be glad.

2 車舝:
依彼平林、有集維鷮。
辰彼碩女、令德來教。
式燕且譽、好爾無射。
Che Xia:
Dense is that forest in the plain,
And there sit the long-tailed pheasants.
In her proper season that well-grown lady,
With her admirable virtue, is come to instruct me.
We will feast, and I will praise her.
' I love you, and will never be weary of you. '

3 車舝:
雖無旨酒、式飲庶幾。
雖無嘉殽、式食庶幾。
雖無德與女、式歌且舞。
Che Xia:
Although I have no good spirits,
We will drink [what I have], and perhaps [be satisfied].
Although I have no good viands,
We will eat [what I have], and perhaps [be satisfied].
Although I have no virtue to impart to you,
We will sing and dance.

4 車舝:
陟彼高岡、析其柞薪。
析其柞薪、其葉湑兮。
鮮我覯爾、我心寫兮。
Che Xia:
I ascend that lofty ridge,
And split the branches of the oaks for firewood.
I split the branches of the oaks for firewood,
Amid the luxuriance of their leaves.
I see you whose match is seldom to be seen,
And my whole heart is satisfied.

5 車舝:
高山仰止、景行行止。
四牡騑騑、六轡如琴。
覯爾新昏、以慰我心。
Che Xia:
The high hill is looked up to;
The great road is easy to be travelled on.
My four steeds advanced without stopping;
The six reins [made music] in my hands like lute-[strings].
I see you my bride,
To the comfort of my heart.

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