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當死生之際而能以信自持貞而固者也

貞順傳
楚昭貞姜
貞姜者,齊侯之女,楚昭王之夫人也,王出遊,留夫人
漸臺之上而去,王聞江水大至,使使者迎夫人,忘持
其符,使者至,請夫人出,夫人曰,王與宫人約,令召宫
人必以符,今使者不持符妾不當從,使者行,使者曰,
今水方大至,還去取符,則恐後矣,夫人曰,妾聞之,貞
女之義不犯約,勇者不畏死,守一節而已,妾知從,使
者必生,留必死,然棄約越義而生,不若留而死耳,於
是使者取符,則水大至,臺崩,夫人流而死,王曰,嗟夫,

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