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《何草不黄 - He Cao Bu Huang》

English translation: James Legge [?]
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1 何草不黄:
何草不黄、何日不行。
何人不将、经营四方。
He Cao Bu Huang:
Every plant is yellow;
Every day we march.
Every man is moving about,
Doing service in some quarter of the kingdom.

2 何草不黄:
何草不玄、何人不矜。
哀我征夫、独为匪民。
He Cao Bu Huang:
Every plant is purple;
Every man is torn from his wife.
Alas for us employed on these expeditions!
How are we alone dealt with as if we were not men?

3 何草不黄:
匪兕匪虎、率彼旷野。
哀我征夫、朝夕不暇。
He Cao Bu Huang:
We are not rhinoceroses, we are not tigers,
To be kept in these desolate wilds.
Alas for us employed on these expeditions!
Morning and night we have no leisure.

4 何草不黄:
有芃者狐、率彼幽草。
有栈之车、行彼周道。
He Cao Bu Huang:
The long-tailed foxes,
May keep among the dark grass.
And our box-carts,
Keep moving along the great roads.

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