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楚白貞姬

Chaste Ji of Duke Bai of Chu

貞姬者楚白公勝之妻也白公死其妻紡績不嫁吴
王聞其美且有行使大夫持金百鎰白璧一雙以聘
焉以輜軿三十乘迎之将以為夫人致幣白妻辭之
曰白公生之時妾幸得充後宫執箕箒掌衣履拂枕
席託為妃匹白公不幸而死妾願守其墳墓以終天
年今王賜金璧之聘夫人之位非愚妾之所聞也且
夫棄義從欲者汚也見利忘死者貪也夫貪汚之人
王何以為哉妾聞之忠臣不借人以力貞女不假人
以色豈獨事生若此哉于死者亦然妾既不仁不能

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