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Ancient Classics -> Book of Poetry -> Minor odes of the kingdom -> Decade Of Sang Hu -> Bin Zhi Chu Yan -> 2.1

The dancers move with their flutes to the notes of the organ and drum,
While all the instruments perform in harmony.
All this is done to please the meritorious ancestors,
Along with the observance of all ceremonies.
When all the ceremonies have been performed,
Grandly and fully,
'We confer on you great blessings, ' [says the representative of the dead],
'And may your descendants [also] be happy! '
They are happy and delighted,
And each of them exerts his ability.
A guest draws the spirits,
An attendant enters again, with a cup,
And fills it, - the cup of rest.
Thus are performed your seasonal ceremonies.


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