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受父母之,教而随大王,是奔女也,大王又安用之,王大慚,
曰,寡人失之,又曰,貞女一禮不俻,雖死不從,於是王遣歸,
使使者加金百鎰,往聘迎之,父母驚惶,欲洗沐加衣裳,女
曰,如是見王,則變容更服,不見識也,請死不往,於是如故
随使者,閔王歸,見諸夫人,告曰,今日出遊,得一聖女,今至,
斥汝属矣,諸夫人皆怪之,盛服而衞,遲其至也,宿瘤駭,宫
中諸夫人皆掩口而笑,左右失貌,不能自止,王大慚,曰,且
無笑,不飾耳,夫飾與不飾,固相去十百也,女曰,夫飾,相去
千萬,尚不足言,何獨十百也,王曰,何以言之,對曰,性相近
也,習相遠也,昔者堯,舜,桀,紂,俱天子也,堯舜自飾以仁義,
雖為天子,安於節儉,茅茨不剪,采椽不斵,後宫衣
不重采,食不重味,至今數千歲,天下歸善焉,桀紂不自飾

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