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 3 — Sacrificial odes of Zhou, decade of Min You Xiao Zi

286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296

Shijing IV. 3. (286)

Alas for me, who am [as] a little child,
On whom has devolved the unsettled State !
Solitary am I and full of distress.
Oh ! my great Father,
All thy life long, thou wast filial.
Thou didst think of my great grandfather,
[Seeing him, as it were,] ascending and descending in the court.
I, the little child,
Day and night will be so reverent.
Oh ! ye great kings,
As your successor, I will strive not to forget you.

Legge 286

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