The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).
The arm of king Wu was full of strength ;
Irresistable was his ardour.
Greatly illustrious were Cheng and Kang,
Kinged by God.
When we consider how Cheng and Kang,
Grandly held all within the four quarters [of the kingdom],
How penetrating was their intelligence !
The bells and drums sound in harmony ;
The sounding stones and flutes blend their notes ;
Abundant blessing is sent down.
Blessing is sent down in large measure ;
Careful and exact is all our deportment ;
We have drunk, and we have eaten, to the full ;
Our happiness and dignity will be prolonged.
The Book of Odes – Shi Jing IV. 1. (274) – Chinese on/off – Français/English
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The Book of Odes, The Analects, Great Learning, Doctrine of the Mean, Three-characters book, The Book of Changes, The Way and its Power, 300 Tang Poems, The Art of War, Thirty-Six Strategies
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