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周主忠妾者周大夫妻之媵妾也大夫號主父自衛
仕於周二年且歸其妻淫於隣人恐主父覺其淫者
憂之妻曰無憂也吾爲毒酒封以待之矣三日主父
至其妻曰吾爲子勞封酒相待使媵婢取酒而進之
媵婢心知其毒酒也計念進之則殺主父不義言之
又殺主母不忠猶與因陽僵覆酒主大怒而笞之既
已妻恐媵婢言之因以他過笞欲殺之媵知將死終
不言主父弟聞其事具以告主父主父驚乃免媵婢
而笞殺其妻使人隂問媵婢曰汝知其事何以不言
而反幾死乎媵婢曰殺主以自生又有辱主之名吾
死則死耳豈言之哉主父高其義貴其意將納以爲
妻媵婢辭曰主辱而死而妾獨生是無禮也代主之

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