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周南之妻

The Wife of Zhounan

周南之妻者周南大夫之妻也大夫受命平治水土過
時不來妻恐其懈於王事蓋與其鄰人陳素所與大夫
言國家多難惟勉强之無有譴怒遺父母憂昔舜耕於
歷山漁於雷澤陶於河濱非舜之事而舜爲之者爲飬
父母也家貧親老不擇官而仕親操井臼不擇妻而娶
故父母在當與時小同無虧大義不罹患害而已夫鳳
凰不離於蔚羅麒麟不入於陷穽蛟龍不及於枯澤鳥
獸之智猶知避害而況於人乎生於亂世不得道理而
迫於暴虐不得行義然而仕者爲父母在故也乃作詩

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