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一燕遊之樂而知二姬人品之殊

越姬者,越王勾踐之女,楚昭王之姬也,昭王燕遊蔡
姬在左越姬参右,王親乘駟以馳逐,遂登附社之臺,
以觀雲夢之囿觀士大夫逐者,既驩乃顧謂二姬曰
樂乎,蔡姬對曰,樂,王曰,吾願與子生若此死又若此,
蔡姬曰,昔敝邑寡君,固以其黎民之役,事君王之馬
足,故一婢子之身,為苞苴玩好,今乃比於妃嬪,固願
生同樂,死同時,王顧謂史書之,蔡姬許從孤死矣,乃
復謂越姬越姬對曰,樂則樂矣,然而不可久也,王曰,
吾願與子生若此死若此,其不可得乎,越姬對曰,昔
者吾先君莊王淫樂,三年不聽政事,終而能改卒霸

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