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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吳王
聞其美且有行使大夫持金百鎰白璧一雙以聘焉以
輜輧三十乘迎之將以爲夫人大夫致幣白妻辭之曰
白公生之時妾幸得充後宫執箕帚掌衣履拂枕席託
爲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
欲者污也見利忘死者貪也夫貪污之人王何以爲哉
妾聞之忠臣不借人以力貞女不假人以色豈獨事生
若此哉於死者亦然妾旣不仁不能從死今又去而嫁

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