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Ancient Classics -> Shang Shu -> Yu Shu -> Yi and Ji -> 5

Kui said,
。”'When the sounding-stone is tapped or struck with force, and the lutes are strongly swept or gently touched, to accompany the singing,
the progenitors (of the Di) come (to the service),
the guest of Yu is in his place,
and all the princes show their virtue in giving place to one another.
(In the court) below (the hall) there are the flutes and hand-drums,
which join in at the sound of the rattle, and cease at that of the stopper,
when the organ and bells take their place.
(This makes) birds and beasts fall moving.
When the nine parts of the service, as arranged by the Di, have all been performed,
the male and female phœnix come with their measured gambolings (into the court).'
Kui said,
'Oh!
when I smite the (sounding-) stone, or gently strike it,
the various animals lead on one another to dance,
。” and all the chiefs of the official departments become truly harmonious.'


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