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金璧之聘,夫人之位,非愚妾之所聞也,且夫棄義從欲者,
污也,見利忘死者,貪也,夫貪污之人,王何以為哉,妾聞之,
忠臣不借人以力,貞女不假人以色,豈獨事生若此哉,於
死者亦然,妾既不仁,不能從死,今又去而嫁,不亦太甚乎,
遂辭聘而不行,吳王賢其守節有義,號曰貞姬,楚君子謂
貞姬廉潔而誠信,夫任重而道遠,仁以為己任,不亦重乎,
死而後已,不亦遠乎,詩云,彼美孟姜,德音不忘,此之謂

周列國 首句:召南申女

Warring States after Zhou: The Daughter of Shaonan of Shen

召南申女者,申人之女也,既許嫁於酆,夫家禮不備而欲
迎之,女與其人言,以為夫婦者,人倫之始也,不可不正,傳
曰,正其本,則萬物理,失之毫釐差之千里,是以本立而道
生,源治而流清,故嫁娶者,所以傳重承業,繼續先祖,為宗

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