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后宫盡妻淫乱非義甚矣此吳王之大失處
種種法言令人側耳以听

伯嬴者,秦穆公之女,楚平王之夫人,昭王之母也,昭
王時,楚與吳為伯莒之戰,吳勝楚,遂入至郢,昭王亡,
吳王闔閭盡妻其後宫,次至伯嬴,伯嬴招刀曰,妾聞
天子者,天下之表也,公侯者,一國之儀也,天子失制
則天下亂,諸侯失節,則其國危,夫婦之道,固人倫之
始,王教之端,是以明王之制,使男女不親授,坐不同
席,食不共器,殊揓拁,異巾櫛所以正分也,若諸侯外
淫者絶,卿大夫外淫者放,士庶人外淫者宫割,夫然
者,以為仁失可復以義義失可復以禮,男女之失,亂
亡繼焉,夫造亂亡之端,公侯之所絶,天子之所誅也

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