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 I — Lessons from the states
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15
Chapter 4 — The odes of Yong

45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54

Shijing I. 4. (49)

Boldly faithful in their pairings are quails ;
Vigorously so are magpies.
This man is all vicious,
And I consider him my brother !

Vigorously faithful in their pairings are magpies ;
Boldly so are quails.
This woman is all vicious,
And I regard her as marchioness.

Legge 49

Les cailles vont par couples et les pies vont par paires...
D'un homme sans bonté vais-je faire mon frère ?

Les pies s'en vont par paires et les cailles par couples...
D'un homme sans bonté ferais-je mon seigneur ?

Granet VII.

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