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對曰,妾父衍幸得充城郭為公民,見隂陽不調,風雨不時,
五榖不滋之故,禱祠於名山神水,不勝麹糵之味,先
犯君令,醉至於此,罪固當死,妾聞明君之蒞國也,不
損禄而加刑,又不以私恚害公法,不為六畜傷民人,不為
野草傷禾苗,昔者宋景公之時,大旱三年不雨,召太卜而
卜之,曰,當以人祀之,景公乃降堂北面稽首,曰,吾所以請
雨者,乃為吾民也,今必當以人祀,寡人請自當之,言未卒,
天大雨方千里,所以然者,何也,以能順天慈民也,今吾君
樹槐,令犯者死,欲以槐之故,殺婧之父,孤妾之身,妾恐傷
執政之法,而害明君之義也,鄰國聞之,皆謂君愛樹而賤
人,其可乎,晏子惕然而悟,明日朝,謂景公曰,嬰聞之,窮民
財力,謂之暴,崇玩好,威嚴令,謂之逆,刑殺不正,謂之

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