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《车攻 - Che Gong》

English translation: James Legge [?]
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1 车攻:
我车既攻、我马既同。
四牡庞庞、驾言徂东。
Che Gong:
Our chariots were strong,
Our horses were well matched,
And with four steeds [for each], sleek and large,
We yoked and proceeded to the east.

2 车攻:
田车既好、四牡孔阜。
东有甫草、驾言行狩。
Che Gong:
Our hunting carriages were good,
And their four steeds in fine condition.
Eastwards were the grassy plains of Fu; -
We yoked and went there to hunt.

3 车攻:
之子于苗、选徒嚣嚣。
建旐设旄、搏兽于敖。
Che Gong:
Of the officers in charge of the hunt,
The voices resounded as they told off the men.
They set up the banners, with ox-tails displayed,
And we proceeded to pursue the chase in Ao.

4 车攻:
驾彼四牡、四牡奕奕。
赤芾金舄、会同有绎。
Che Gong:
With their four-horsed chariots [they came],
Forming a long train,
In their red knee-covers and gold-adorned slippers,
Like the crowd of an occasional or a general audience.

5 车攻:
决拾既佽、弓矢既调。
射夫既同、助我举柴。
Che Gong:
The bowstring thimbles and armlets were fitted on;
The bows and arrows were adjusted to one another;
The archers acted in unison,
Helping us to rear a pile of game.

6 车攻:
四黄既驾、两骖不猗。
不失其驰、舍矢如破。
Che Gong:
Of the four yellow horses of each chariot,
The two outsiders inclined not to either side.
No error in driving was committed,
And the arrows went forth like downright blows.

7 车攻:
萧萧马鸣、悠悠旆旌。
徒御不惊、大庖不盈。
Che Gong:
As if at their ease, the horses neighed,
Long and slow moved the line of pennons and banners;
The footmen and charioteers created no alarms;
The great kitchen did not claim its full complement.

8 车攻:
之子于征、有闻无声。
允矣君子、展也大成。
Che Gong:
So did the officers conduct this expedition,
Without any clamour in the noise of it.
Truly a princely man is [the king];
Great indeed are his achievements!

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