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東首,開戸牖而卧,夜半仇家果至,斷頭持去,明而視之,乃
其妻之頭也,仇人哀痛之,以為有義,遂釋不殺其夫,君子
謂節女仁孝厚於恩義也,夫重仁義,輕死亡,行之髙者也,
論語曰,君子殺身以成仁,無求生以害仁,此之謂也,

前漢 首句:高行 (梁之寡婦)

Former Han: The Exalted Conduct Widow of Liang

髙行者,梁之寡婦也,其為人榮於色而美於行,夫死早寡
不嫁,梁貴人多爭欲娶之者不能得,梁王聞之,使相聘焉,
髙行曰,妾夫不幸早死,先狗馬填溝壑,妾守飬其幼孤,曾
不得意,貴人多求妾者,幸而得免,今王又重之,妾聞婦人
之義,一往而不改,以全貞信之節,念忘死而趨生,是不信
也,貴而忘賤,是不貞也,棄義而從利,無以為人,乃援鏡持
刀以割其鼻,曰,妾已刑矣,所以不死者,不忍幼弱之重孤
也,王之求妾者,以其色也,今刑餘之人,殆可釋矣,於是相

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