The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).
O accomplished Hou-ji,
Thou didst prove thyself the correlate of Heaven ;
Thou didst give grain-food to our multitudes ; –
The immense gift of thy goodness.
Thou didst confer on us the wheat and the barley,
Which God appointed for the nourishment of all ;
And without distinction of territory or boundary,
The rules of social duty were diffused throughout these great regions.
The Book of Odes – Shi Jing IV. 1. (275) – Chinese off/on – Français/English
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