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《伐柯 - Fa Ke》

English translation: James Legge [?]
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1 伐柯:
伐柯如何、匪斧不克。
取妻如何、匪媒不得。
Fa Ke:
In hewing [the wood for] an axe-handle, how do you proceed?
Without [another] axe it cannot be done.
In taking a wife, how do you proceed?
Without a go-between it cannot be done.

2 伐柯:
伐柯伐柯、其则不远。
我觏之子、笾豆有践。
Fa Ke:
In hewing an axe-handle, in hewing an axe-handle,
The pattern is not far off.
I see the lady,
And forthwith the vessels are arranged in rows.

URN: ctp:book-of-poetry/fa-ke