With mind indifferent, things I easy take;
In every dance I prompt appearance make:--
Then, when the sun is at his topmost height,... more »
Our chariots were well-built and firm,
Well-matched our steeds, and fleet and strong.
Four, sleek and large, each chariot drew,... more »
In the South are the trees whose branches are bent,
And droop in such fashion that o'er their extent
All the dolichos' creepers fast cling.... more »
As the feet of the _lin_, which avoid each living thing,
So our prince's noble sons no harm to men will bring.
They are the _lin!_... more »
Sweet was the scene. The spreading dolichos
Extended far, down to the valley's depths,
With leaves luxuriant. The orioles... more »
Our ruler to the hunt proceeds;
And black as iron are his steeds
That heed the charioteer's command,
Who holds the six reins in his hand.... more »
Hark! from the islet in the stream the voice
Of the fish-hawks that o'er their nests rejoice!
From them our thoughts to that young lady go,... more »
Fierce is the wind and cold;
And such is he.
Smiling he looks, and bold
Speaks mockingly.... more »
Graceful and young the peach-tree stands;
How rich its flowers, all gleaming bright!
This bride to her new home repairs;... more »
O sweet maiden, so fair and retiring,
At the corner I'm waiting for you;
And I'm scratching my head, and inquiring... more »
What trees grow on the Chung-nan hill?
The white fir and the plum.
In fur of fox, 'neath 'broidered robe,
Thither our prince is come.... more »
Grand shone the Milky Way on high,
With brilliant span athwart the sky,
Nor promise gave of rain.
King Seuen long gazed; then from him broke,... more »
They flit about, the yellow birds,
And rest upon the jujubes find.
Who buried were in duke Muh's grave,
Alive to awful death consigned?... more »
A russet pear-tree rises all alone,
But rich the growth of leaves upon it shown!
I walk alone, without one brother left,... more »
Though small my basket, all my toil
Filled it with mouse-ears but in part.
I set it on the path, and sighed... more »
The arm of Woo was full of might;
None could his fire withstand;
And Ching and K'ang stood forth to sight,... more »
A fruit, small as the garden peach,
May still be used for food.
A State, though poor as ours, might thrive,
If but its rule were good.... more »
Careful he sets his rabbit-nets all round;
_Chang-chang_ his blows upon the pegs resound.
Stalwart the man and bold! his bearing all... more »
Along the raised banks of the Joo,
To hew slim stem and branch I wrought,
My lord away, my husband true,... more »
When the upper robe is green,
With a yellow lining seen,
There we have a certain token,
Right is wronged and order broken.... more »
O Heaven above, before whose light
Revealed is every deed and thought,
To thee I cry.
Hither on toilsome service brought,... more »
Who dares to say your sheep are few?
The flocks are all three hundred strong.
Who dares despise your cattle too?... more »
She gathers fast the large duckweed,
From valley stream that southward flows;
And for the pondweed to the pools... more »
On the left of the way, a russet pear-tree
Stands there all alone--a fit image of me.
There is that princely man! O that he would come,... more »
To the hills of the east we went,
And long had we there to remain.
When the word of recall was sent,
Thick and fast came the drizzling rain.... more »
As the young millet, by the genial rain
Enriched, shoots up luxuriant and tall,
So, when we southward marched with toil and pain,... more »
Arrayed in skins of lamb or sheep,
With five silk braidings all of white,
From court they go, to take their meal,... more »
Ye locusts, winged tribes,
Gather in concord fine;
Well your descendants may
In numerous bright hosts shine!... more »
I escorted my uncle to Tsin,
Till the Wei we crossed on the way.
Then I gave as I left
For his carriage a gift... more »
Around the pools, the islets o'er,
Fast she plucks white Southern-wood,
To help the sacrificial store;
And for our prince does service good.... more »
There where its shores the marsh surround,
Rushes and lotus plants abound.
Their loveliness brings to my mind... more »
O fell not that sweet pear-tree!
See how its branches spread.
Spoil not its shade,... more »
The black robes well your form befit;
When they are worn we'll make you new.
Now for your court! oh! there we'll sit,... more »
The fibres of the white-flowered rush
Are with the white grass bound.
So do the two together go,
In closest union found.... more »
With axle creaking, all on fire I went,
To fetch my young and lovely bride.
No thirst or hunger pangs my bosom rent--... more »
We gather and gather the plantains;
Come gather them anyhow.
Yes, gather and gather the plantains,
And here we have got them now.... more »
In the magpie's nest
Dwells the dove at rest.
This young bride goes to her future home;
To meet her a hundred chariots come.... more »
High and compressed, the Southern trees
No shelter from the sun afford.
The girls free ramble by the Han,
But will not hear enticing word.... more »
O dear! that artful boy
Refuses me a word!
But, Sir, I shall enjoy
My food, though you're absurd!
O dear! that artful boy
My table will not share!
But, Sir, I shall enjoy
My rest, though you're not there!
He lodged us in a spacious house,
And plenteous was our fare.
But now at every frugal meal
There's not a scrap to spare.
Alas! alas that this good man
Could not go on as he began!