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夫人者息君之夫人也楚伐息破之虜其君使守門
將妻其夫人而納之於宫楚王出遊夫人遂出見息
君謂之曰人生要一死而已何至自苦妾無須臾而
忘君也終不以身更貳醮生離於地上豈如死歸於
地下哉乃作詩曰榖則異室死則同穴謂予不信有
如皦日息君止之夫人不聽遂自殺息君亦自殺同
日俱死楚王賢其夫人守節有義乃以諸侯之禮合
而葬之君子謂夫人說於行善故序之於詩夫義動
君子利動小人息君夫人不爲利動矣詩云德音莫
違及爾同死此之謂也

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楚虜息君 納其適妃 夫人持固 彌久不衰

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