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下,王曰,昔之遊樂,吾戲耳,若将必死,是彰孤之不德也,越
姬曰,昔日妾雖口不言,心既許之矣,妾聞信者不負其心,
義者不虚設其事,妾死王之義,不死王之好也,遂自殺,王
病甚,讓位於三弟,三弟不聽,王薨於軍中,蔡姬竟不能死
王弟子閭,與子西,子期謀曰,母信者,其子必仁,乃伏師閉
壁,迎越姬之子熊章立,是為惠王,然後罷兵,歸葬昭王,君
子謂越姬信能死義,詩曰,德音莫違,及爾同死,越姬之謂
也,

周列國 首句:息君夫人

Warring States after Zhou: The Wife of the Lord of Xi

息君夫人者,息君之夫人也,楚伐息,虜其君使守門,将妻
其夫人而納之於宫,楚王出遊,夫人遂出見息君,謂之曰,
人生要一死而已,何至自苦,妾無須臾而忘君也,終不以
身更貳醮,生離於地上,豈如死歸於地下哉,乃作詩曰,榖

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