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善死生之大故决楚漢之雌雄卓哉陵母節高義完矣

王陵之母
漢丞相安國侯,王陵之母也,陵始為縣邑宰,高祖微
時,兄事陵,及高祖起沛,陵亦聚黨數千,以兵属漢王,
項羽與漢為敵國,得陵母,置軍中,陵使至,則東嚮坐
陵母,欲以招陵,陵母既而私送,使者,泣曰,為老妾語
陵,善事漢王,漢王長者,無以老妾,故懐二心,言妾已
死也,乃伏劍而死,以固勉陵,項羽怒,烹之,陵志益感,
終與高祖定天下,位至丞相,封侯傳爵五世,君子謂
王陵之母,能棄身立義,以成其子,詩云,我躬不閲,遑
恤我後,終身之仁也,陵母之仁,及五世矣,

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