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五帝本纪 - Annals of the Five Emperors

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15 五帝本纪:
于是帝尧老,命舜摄行天子之政,以观天命。舜乃在璇玑玉衡,以齐七政。遂类于上帝,禋于六宗,望于山川,辩于群神。揖五瑞,择吉月日,见四岳诸牧,班瑞。岁二月,东巡狩,至于岱宗,祡,望秩于山川。遂见东方君长,合时月正日,同律度量衡,修五礼五玉三帛二生一死为挚,如五器,卒乃复。五月,南巡狩;八月,西巡狩;十一月,北巡狩:皆如初。归,至于祖祢庙,用特牛礼。五岁一巡狩,群后四朝。遍告以言,明试以功,车服以庸。肇十有二州,决川。象以典刑,流宥五刑,鞭作官刑,扑作教刑,金作赎刑。眚灾过,赦;怙终贼,刑。钦哉,钦哉,惟刑之静哉!
Annals of the Five...:
The Emperor Yao being old ordered that Shun should be associated with him in the government of the Empire in order to observe Heaven's decrees. Shun thereupon examined the gem-adorned armillary sphere, and the jade transverse, so as to adjust the position of the 'Seven Directors.' He then offered a special sacrifice to the Supreme Ruler, sacrificed purely to the six honoured ones, looked with devotion to the hills and rivers, and worshipped with distinctive rites the hosts of spirits. He called in the five tokens, chose a lucky month and day, gave audience to the president of the four mountains, and all the governors, returning the tokens in due course. In the second month of every year he went eastward on a tour of inspection, and on reaching Daizong he presented a burnt-offering, and sacrificed in order to the hills and rivers. He then gave audience to the chieftains of the East, putting in accord their seasons and months, and rectifying the days. He rendered uniform the standard tubes, the measures of length and capacity, and the scales; and regulated the five kinds of ceremonies. The five gems, the three kinds of silks, the two living animals, and one dead one were brought as presents to the audience, but the five implements were returned at the conclusion. In the fifth month he went to the south, in the eighth month to the west, and in the eleventh month northward on his tours of inspection; in each case observing the same ceremonies as before, and on his return he went to the temple of the ancestral tablets, and offered up a single ox. Every five years there was one tour of inspection, and four audiences of the princes at court, when they presented a full verbal report, which was intelligently tested by their works, and chariots and robes given according to their deserts. Shun instituted the division of the Empire into twelve provinces, and deepened the rivers. He gave delineations of the statutory punishments, enacting banishment as a mitigation of the five chief punishments, the whip being employed for public officers, the stick in schools, and a money penalty being inflicted for redeemable crimes. Inadvertent offences, and those caused by misfortune were to be pardoned, and those who offended presumptuously or repeatedly were to be punished with death. 'Be reverent, be reverent' (said he), 'and in the administration of the law be tranquil.'

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