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妻四子,文矩為安衆令,喪於官,四子以母非所生,憎毀日
積,而穆姜慈愛温仁,撫字益隆,衣食資供,皆兼倍所生,或
謂母曰,四子不孝甚矣,何不别居以遠之,對曰,吾方以義
相導,使其自遷善也,及前妻長子興,遇疾困篤,母惻隱自
然,親調藥膳,恩情篤密,興疾久乃瘳,於是呼三弟謂曰,繼
母慈仁,出自天受,吾兄弟不識恩養,禽獸其心,雖母道益
隆,我曹過惡亦已深矣,遂将三弟詣南鄭獄,陳母之德,状
己之過,乞就刑辟,縣言之於郡,郡守表異其母,蠲除家
徭,遣散四子,許以修革,自後訓導愈明,並為良士,穆姜年
八十餘卒,臨終勑諸子曰,吾弟伯度,智達士也,所論薄葬,
其義至矣,又臨亡遺令,賢聖法也,令汝曹遵承,勿與俗同,
增吾之累,諸子奉行焉,

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