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Ancient Classics -> Shang Shu -> Yu Shu -> Yi and Ji -> 4

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'Be not haughty like Zhu of Dan,
who found his pleasure only in indolence and dissipation,
and pursued a proud oppressive course.
Day and night without ceasing he was thus.
He would make boats go where there was no water.
He introduced licentious associates into his family.
The consequence was that he brought the prosperity of his house to an end.
I took warning from his course.
When I married in Tu-shan,
(I remained with my wife only the days) xin, ren, gui, and jia.
When (my son) Qi was wailing and weeping,
I did not regard him,
but kept planning with all my might my labour on the land.
(Then) I assisted in completing the five Tenures,
extending over 5000 li;
(in appointing) in the provinces twelve Tutors,
and in establishing in the regions beyond, reaching to the four seas, five Presidents.
These all pursue the right path, and are meritorious;
but there are still (the people of) Miao, who obstinately refuse to render their service.
!”Think of this, O Di.'
The Di said,
'That my virtue is followed
。” is the result of your meritorious services so orderly displayed.
皋陶And now Gao-Yao, entering respectfully into your arrangements,
is on every hand displaying the (various) punishments,
as represented, with entire intelligence.'

1. 帝曰: : Inserted. 孙星衍《尚书今古文注疏》


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