Shi Jing Introduction Table of content – The Book of Odes

The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).

Section IV — Odes of the temple and the Altar
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Chapter 2 — Sacrificial odes of Zhou, decade of Chen Gong

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Shijing IV. 2. (284)

The noble visitor ! The noble visitor !
Drawn like his ancestors by white horses !
The revered and dignified,
Polished members of his suite !
The noble guest will stop [but] a night or two !
The noble guest will stop [but] two nights or four !
Give him ropes,
To blind his horses.
I will convoy him [with a parting feast] ;
I will comfort him in every possible way.
Adorned with such great dignity,
It is very natural that he should be blessed.

Legge 284

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