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 7 — The odes of Zheng

75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95

Shijing I. 7. (81)

Along the highway,
I hold you by the cuff.
Do not hate me ; –
Old intercourse should not be suddenly broken off.

Along the highway,
I hold you by the hand.
Do not think me vile ; –
Old friendship should not hastily be broken off.

Legge 81

Le long de la grande route
je te prends par la manche !
Ne me maltraite pas,
ne romps pas d'un coup avec notre passé !

Le long de la grande route
je te prends par la main !
Ne me maltraite pas,
ne brise pas d'un coup notre amitié !

Granet XXXII.

Favorite one. She just cant understand...
User – 2003/12/04
Willem Smith,
you asked for a translation in Dutch of the term 'da lu'. I think a proper translation would be 'hoofdstraat'.

Harmen Mesker
I Tjing Centrum Nederland
Harmen – 2003/12/04
Highway... Grande route... I'm puzzling 4 months about a proper translation in dutch; i don't see the street in which this lamention takes place. "Het grote boek van kleine sjang" eleanor frances lattimore; chapter two: "dorpsstraat". Dutch reader, please send me a suggestion for a good translation.
willem smith – 2002/12/07
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