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說綱常二字便見玉英知理道

李氏玉英
玉英者,錦衣千户李雄之女也,婉麗有才藻,早喪母
繼母焦氏,後雄以征陜陣亡,家益窘迫,英年十六未
字,嘗有送春詩一絶,又别燕詩一絶,焦疑其外遇,令
其弟焦榕,送錦衣衛,誣以奸淫不孝等情,問官不察
罪擬剮,時嘉靖四年,夏月例有寛恤之典,
上命近侍潔獄,玉英遂上書,書曰,臣聞先正有云,五
刑以不孝為先,四德以無義為耻,又聞烈女,傳有云,
以一身而係綱常之重者謂之德,以一死而正綱常
之重者,謂之仁,故竇氏有投崖之義氣,雲華有墜井

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