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少儀 - Shao Yi

English translation: James Legge [?]
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[Also known as: "Smaller rules of demeanour"]

38 少儀:
為人祭曰致福;為己祭而致膳於君子曰膳;祔練曰告。凡膳告於君子,主人展之,以授使者于阼階之南,南面再拜稽首送;反命,主人又再拜稽首。其禮:大牢則以牛左肩、臂臑、折九個,少牢則以羊左肩七個,特豕則以豕左肩五個。國家靡敝,則車不雕几,甲不組縢,食器不刻鏤,君子不履絲屨,馬不常秣
Shao Yi:
When one conducted sacrifice for another (and was sending to others the flesh of the victim), the message was, 'Herewith (the flesh of) blessing.' When sending of the flesh of his own sacrifice to a superior man, the party simply announced what it was. If it were flesh of the sacrifice on placing the tablet of the deceased in the temple, or at the close of the first year's mourning, the fact was announced. The principal mourner spread out the portions, and gave them to. his messenger on the south of the eastern steps, bowing twice, and laying his head to the ground as he sent him away; when he returned and reported the execution of his commission, the mourner again bowed twice and laid his head to the ground. If the sacrifice were a great one, consisting of the three victims, then the portion sent was the left quarter of the ox, divided-into nine pieces from the shoulder. If the sacrifice were the smaller, the portion sent was the left quarter, divided into seven pieces. If there were but a single pig, the portion was the left quarter, divided into five portions.

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