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 11 — The odes of Qin

126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135

Shijing I. 11. (127)

His four iron-black horses are in very fine condition ;
The six reins are in the hand [of the charioteer].
The ruler's favourites,
Follow him to the chase.

The male animals of the season are made to present themselves,
The males in season, of very large size.
The ruler says, ' To the left of them ; '
Then he lets go his arrows and hits.

He rambles in the northern park ;
His four horses display their training.
Light carriages, with bells at the horses' bits,
Convey the long and short-mouthed dogs.

Legge 127

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