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五帝本紀 - Annals of the Five Emperors

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15 五帝本紀:
於是帝堯老,命舜攝行天子之政,以觀天命。舜乃在璿璣玉衡,以齊七政。遂類于上帝,禋于六宗,望于山川,辯于群神。揖五瑞,擇吉月日,見四嶽諸牧,班瑞。歲二月,東巡狩,至於岱宗,祡,望秩於山川。遂見東方君長,合時月正日,同律度量衡,修五禮五玉三帛二生一死為摯,如五器,卒乃復。五月,南巡狩;八月,西巡狩;十一月,北巡狩:皆如初。歸,至于祖禰廟,用特牛禮。五歲一巡狩,群后四朝。遍告以言,明試以功,車服以庸。肇十有二州,決川。象以典刑,流宥五刑,鞭作官刑,撲作教刑,金作贖刑。眚災過,赦;怙終賊,刑。欽哉,欽哉,惟刑之靜哉!
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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