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以死自守 永巷閉門 鄰救乃至 子昭復親[」]

楚昭貞姜

Chaste Jiang of King Zhao of Chu

貞姜者齊侯之女楚昭王之夫人也王出遊留夫人
漸臺之上而去王聞江水大至使使者迎夫人忘持
其符使者至請夫人出夫人曰王與宫人約令召宫
人必以符今使者不持符妾不敢從使者行使者曰
今水方大至還而取符則恐後矣夫人曰妾聞之貞
女之義不犯約勇者不畏死守一節而已妾知從使
者必生留必死然棄約越義而求生不若留而死耳
於是使者取符則水大至臺崩夫人流而死王曰嗟
夫守義死節不爲苟生處約持信以成其貞乃號之
曰貞姜君子謂貞 姜有婦節詩云㳤[淑]人君子其儀不

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