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孝婦者陳之少寡婦也,年十六而嫁,未有子,其夫當行戍,
夫且行時,属孝婦曰,我生死未可知,幸有老母,無他兄
弟備飬,吾不還,汝肯,飬吾母乎,婦,應曰諾,夫果死不還,婦
飬姑不衰,慈愛愈固,紡績以為家業,終無嫁意,居喪三年,
其父母哀其年少無子而早寡也,将取而嫁之,孝婦曰,妾

前漢 首句:友娣 (郃陽邑任延壽之妻)

Former Han: The Loving Younger Sister of Heyang

聞之,信者,人之幹也,義者,行之節也,妾幸得離襁褓,
受嚴命而事夫,夫且行時,属妾以其老母,既許諾之,夫
受人之託,豈可棄哉,棄託,不信,背死,不義,不可也,母曰,吾
憐汝少年早寡也,孝婦曰,妾聞寧載於義而死,不載於地
而生,且夫飬人老母而不能卒,許人以諾而不能信,将何
以立於世,夫為人婦,固飬其舅姑者也,夫不幸先死,不得
盡為人子之禮,今又使妾去之,莫飬老母,是明夫之不肖,

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