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魏曲沃負

The Old Woman of Quwo of Wei

曲沃負者魏大夫如耳母也秦立魏公子政爲魏太
子魏哀王使使者爲太子納妃而美王將自納焉曲
沃負謂其子如耳曰王亂於無別汝胡不匡之方今
戰國强者爲雄義者顯焉今魏不能強王又無義何
以持國乎王中人也不知其爲禍耳汝不言則魏必
有禍矣有禍必及吾家汝言以盡忠忠以除禍不可
失也如耳未遇門會使於齊負因款王門而上書曰
曲沃之老婦也心有所懷願以聞於王王召入負曰
妾聞男女之別國之大節也婦人脆於志窳於心不
可以邪開也是故必十五而笄二十而嫁早成其號
謚所以就之也聘則爲妻奔則爲妾所以開善遏淫

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