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市傍,其嬉戲為賈人衒賣之事,孟母又曰,此非吾所以居
處子也,復徙舍學宫之傍,其嬉遊乃設俎豆,揖讓進退,孟
母曰,真可以居吾子矣,遂居,及孟子長,學六藝,卒成大儒
之名,君子謂孟母善以漸化,詩云,彼姝者子,何以予之,此
之謂也,孟子之少也,既學而歸,孟母方績,問曰,學所至矣,
孟子曰,自若也,孟母以刀斷其織,孟子懼,問其故,孟母曰,
子之廢學,若吾斷斯織也,夫君子學以立名,問則廣知,是
以居則安寜,動則遠害,今而廢之,是不免於厮役,而無以
離於禍患也,何以異於織績而食,中道廢而不為,寜能,衣
其夫子,而長不乏粮食哉,女則廢其所食,男則惰於修德,
不為竊盗,則為虜役矣,孟子懼,旦夕勤學不息,師事子思,
遂成天下之名儒,君子謂孟母知為人母之道矣,詩曰,彼

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