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《召南 - Odes Of Shao And The South》

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《召南》 Library Resources

鵲巢 - Que Chao

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《鵲巢》 Library Resources
1 鵲巢:
維鵲有巢、維鳩居之。
之子于歸、百兩御之。
Que Chao:
The nest is the magpie's;
The dove dwells in it.
This young lady is going to her future home;
A hundred carriages are meeting her.

2 鵲巢:
維鵲有巢、維鳩方之。
之子于歸、百兩將之。
Que Chao:
The nest is the magpie's;
The dove possesses it.
This young lady is going to her future home;
A hundred carriages are escorting her.

3 鵲巢:
維鵲有巢、維鳩盈之。
之子于歸、百兩成之。
Que Chao:
The nest is the magpie's;
The dove fills it.
This young lady is going to her future home;
These hundreds of carriages complete her array.

采蘩 - Cai Fan

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《采蘩》 Library Resources
1 采蘩:
于以采蘩、于沼于沚。
于以用之、公侯之事。
Cai Fan:
She gathers the white southernwood,
By the ponds, on the islets.
She employs it,
In the business of our prince.

2 采蘩:
于以采蘩、于㵎之中。
于以用之、公侯之宮。
Cai Fan:
She gathers the white southernwood,
Along the streams in the valleys.
She employs it,
In the temple of our prince.

3 采蘩:
被之僮僮、夙夜在公。
被之祁祁、薄言還歸。
Cai Fan:
With head-dress reverently rising aloft,
Early, while yet it is night, she is in the prince's temple;
In her dead-dress, slowly retiring,
She returns to her own apartments.

草蟲 - Cao Chong

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《草蟲》 Library Resources
1 草蟲:
喓喓草蟲、趯趯阜螽
未見君子、憂心忡忡。
亦既見止、亦既覯止、我心則降。
Cao Chong:
Yao-yao went the grass-insects,
And the hoppers sprang about.
While I do not see my lord,
My sorrowful heart is agitated.
Let me have seen him,
Let me have met him,
And my heart will then be stilled.

2 草蟲:
陟彼南山、言采其蕨。
未見君子、憂心惙惙。
亦既見止、亦既覯止、我心則說。
Cao Chong:
I ascended that hill in the south,
And gathered the turtle-foot ferns.
While I do not see my lord,
My sorrowful heart is very sad.
Let me have seen him,
Let me have met him,
And my heart will then be pleased.

3 草蟲:
陟彼南山、言采其薇。
未見君子、我心傷悲。
亦既見止、亦既覯止、我心則夷。
Cao Chong:
I ascended that hill in the south,
And gathered the thorn-ferns.
While I do not see my lord,
My sorrowful heart is wounded with grief.
Let me have seen him,
Let me have met him,
And my heart will then be at peace.

采蘋 - Cai Ping

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 采蘋:
于以采蘋、南㵎之濱。
于以采藻、于彼行潦。
Cai Ping:
She gathers the large duckweed,
By the banks of the stream in the southern valley.
She gathers the pondweed,
In those pools left by the floods.

2 采蘋:
于以盛之、維筐及筥。
于以湘之、維錡及釜。
Cai Ping:
She deposits what she gathers,
In her square baskets and round ones
She boils it,
In her tripods and pans.

3 采蘋:
于以奠之、宗室牖下。
誰其尸之、有齊季女。
Cai Ping:
She sets forth her preparations,
Under the window in the ancestral chamber.
Who superintends the business?
It is [this] reverent young lady.

甘棠 - Gan Tang

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 甘棠:
蔽芾甘棠、勿翦勿伐、召伯所茇。
Gan Tang:
[This] umbrageous sweet pear-tree; -
Clip it not, hew it not down.
Under it the chief of Shao lodged.

2 甘棠:
蔽芾甘棠、勿翦勿敗、召伯所憩。
Gan Tang:
[This] umbrageous sweet pear-tree; -
Clip it not, break not a twig of it.
Under it the chief of Shao rested.

3 甘棠:
蔽芾甘棠、勿翦勿拜、召伯所說。
Gan Tang:
[This] umbrageous sweet pear-tree; -
Clip it not, bend not a twig of it.
Under it the chief of Shao halted.

行露 - Xing Lu

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《行露》 Library Resources
1 行露:
厭浥行露、豈不夙夜、謂行多露。
Xing Lu:
Wet lay the dew on the path:
Might I not [have walked there] in the early dawn?
But I said there was [too] much dew on the path.

2 行露:
誰謂雀無角、何以穿我屋。
誰謂女無家、何以速我獄。
雖速我獄、室家不足。
Xing Lu:
Who can say the sparrow has no horn?
How else could it bore through my house?
Who can say that you did not get me betrothed?
How else could you have urged on this trial?
But though you have forced me to trial,
Your ceremonies for betrothal were not sufficient.

3 行露:
誰謂鼠無牙、何以穿我墉。
誰謂女無家、何以速我訟。
雖速我訟、亦不女從。
Xing Lu:
Who can say that the rat has no molar teeth?
How else could it bore through my wall?
Who can say that you did not get me betrothed?
How else could you have urged on this trial?
But though you have forced me to trial,
I will still not follow you.

羔羊 - Gao Yang

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《羔羊》 Library Resources
1 羔羊:
羔羊之皮、素絲五紽。
退食自公、委蛇委蛇。
Gao Yang:
[Those] lamb-skins and sheep-skins,
With their five braidings of white silk!
They have retired from the court to take their their meal;
Easy are they and self-possesed.

2 羔羊:
羔羊之革、素絲五緎。
委蛇委蛇、自公退食。
Gao Yang:
[Those] lamb-skins and sheep-skins,
With their five seams wrought with white silk!
Easy are they and self-possessed;
They have retired from the court to take their their meal.

3 羔羊:
羔羊之縫、素絲五總。
委蛇委蛇、退食自公。
Gao Yang:
The seams of [those] lamb-skins and sheep-skins,
The five joinings wrought with white silk!
Easy are they and self-possessed;
They have retired to take their their meal from the court.

殷其靁 - Yin Qi Lei

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 殷其靁:
殷其靁、在南山之陽。
何斯違斯、莫敢或遑。
振振君子、歸哉歸哉。
Yin Qi Lei:
Grandly rolls the thunder,
On the south of the southern hill!
How was it he went away from this,
Not daring to take a little rest?
My noble lord!
May he return! May he return!

2 殷其靁:
殷其靁、在南山之側。
何斯違斯、莫敢遑息。
振振君子、歸哉歸哉。
Yin Qi Lei:
Grandly rolls the thunder,
About the sides of the southern hill!
How was it he went away from this,
Not daring to take a little rest?
My noble lord!
May he return! May he return!

3 殷其靁:
殷其靁、在南山之下。
何斯違斯、莫或遑處。
振振君子、歸哉歸哉。
Yin Qi Lei:
Grandly rolls the thunder,
At the foot of the southern hill!
How was it he went away from this,
Not remaining a little at rest?
My noble lord!
May he return! May he return!

摽有梅 - Piao You Mei

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《摽有梅》 Library Resources
1 摽有梅:
摽有梅、其實七兮。
求我庶士、迨其吉兮。
Piao You Mei:
Dropping are the fruits from the plum-tree;
There are [but] seven [tenths] of them left!
For the gentlemen who seek me,
This is the fortunate time!

2 摽有梅:
摽有梅、其實三兮。
求我庶士、迨其今兮。
Piao You Mei:
Dropping are the fruits from the plum-tree;
There are [but] three [tenths] of them left!
For the gentlemen who seek me,
Now is the time.

3 摽有梅:
摽有梅、頃筐塈之。
求我庶士、迨其謂之。
Piao You Mei:
Dropt are the fruits from the plum-tree;
In my shallow basket I have collected them.
Would the gentlemen who seek me
[Only] speak about it!

小星 - Xiao Xing

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《小星》 Library Resources
1 小星:
嘒彼小星、三五在東。
肅肅宵征、夙夜在公、寔命不同。
Xiao Xing:
Small are those starlets,
Three or five of them in the east,
Swiftly by night we go;
In the early dawn we are with the prince.
Our lot is not like hers.

2 小星:
嘒彼小星、維參與昴。
肅肅宵征、抱衾與裯、寔命不猶。
Xiao Xing:
Small are those starlets,
And there are Orion and the Pleiades.
Swiftly by night we go,
Carrying our coverlets and sheets.
Our lot is not like hers.

江有汜 - Jiang You Si

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《江有汜》 Library Resources
1 江有汜:
江有汜、之子歸、不我以。
不我以、其後也悔。
Jiang You Si:
The Jiang has its branches, led from it and returning to it.
Our lady, when she was married,
Would not employ us.
She would not employ us;
But afterwards she repented.

2 江有汜:
江有渚、之子歸、不我與。
不我與、其後也處。
Jiang You Si:
The Jiang has its islets.
Our lady, when she was married,
Would not let us be with her.
She would not let us be with her;
But afterwards she repressed [such feelings].

3 江有汜:
江有沱、之子歸、不我過。
不我過、其嘯也歌。
Jiang You Si:
The Jiang has the Tuo.
Our lady, when she was married,
Would not come near us
She would not come near us;
But she blew that feeling away, and sang.

野有死麕 - Ye You Si Jun

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《野有死麕》 Library Resources
1 野有死麕:
野有死麕、白茅包之。
有女懷春、吉士誘之。
Ye You Si Jun:
In the wild there is a dead antelope,
And it is wrapped up with the white grass.
There is a young lady with thoughts natural to the spring,
And a fine gentleman would lead her astray.

2 野有死麕:
林有樸樕、野有死鹿。
白茅純束、有女如玉。
Ye You Si Jun:
In the forest there are the scrubby oaks;
In the wild there is a dead deer,
And it is bound round with the white grass.
There is a young lady like a gem.

3 野有死麕:
舒而脫脫兮、無感我帨兮、無使尨也吠。
Ye You Si Jun:
[She says], Slowly; gently, gently;
Do not move my handkerchief;
Do not make my dog bark.

何彼襛矣 - He Bi Nong Yi

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《何彼襛矣》 Library Resources
1 何彼襛矣:
何彼襛矣、唐棣之華。
曷不肅雝、王姬之車。
He Bi Nong Yi:
How great is that luxuriance,
Those flowers of the sparrow-plum!
Are they not expressive of reverence and harmony, -
The carriages of the king's daughter?

2 何彼襛矣:
何彼襛矣、華如桃李。
平王之孫、齊侯之子。
He Bi Nong Yi:
How great is that luxuriance,
The flowers like those of the peach-tree or the plum!
[See] the grand-daughter of the tranquillizing king,
And the son of the reverent marquis!

3 何彼襛矣:
其釣維何、維絲伊緡。
齊侯之子、平王之孫。
He Bi Nong Yi:
What are used in angling?
Silk threads formed into lines.
The son of the reverent marquis,
And the grand-daughter of the tranquillizing king!

騶虞 - Zou Yu

English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《騶虞》 Library Resources
1 騶虞:
彼茁者葭、壹發五豝。
于嗟乎騶虞。
Zou Yu:
Strong and abundant grow the rushes;
He discharges [but] one arrow at five wild boars.
Ah! he is the Zou-yu!

2 騶虞:
彼茁者蓬、壹發五豵。
于嗟乎騶虞。
Zou Yu:
Strong and abundant grow the artemisia;
He discharges [but] one arrow at five wild boars.
Ah! he is the Zou-yu!

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