The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).
Now is he making a progress through the States,
May Heaven accept him as its Son !
Truly are the honour and succession come from it to the House of Zhou.
To his movements,
All respond with tremulous awe.
He has attracted and given rest to all spiritual Beings,
Even to [the Spirits of] the He, and the highest hills.
Truly is the king the sovereign Lord.
Brilliant and illustrious is the House of Zhou.
He has regulated the positions of the princes ;
He has called in shields and spears ;
He has returned to their cases bows and arrows.
I will cultivate admirable virtue,
And display it throughout these great regions : –
Truly will the king preserve the appointment.
The Book of Odes – Shi Jing IV. 1. (273) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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