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金璧之聘夫人之位非愚妾之所聞也且夫棄義從
欲者汙也見利忘死者貪也夫貪汙之人王何以爲
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旣不仁[梁云御覽引注云仁 猶人也 ]
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楚貞姬[梁云楚字舊誤在姬字 下從類聚改]
[御覽作楚白貞姬王注校而未改 ] 君子謂貞姬廉潔而誠信夫任重
而道遠仁以爲已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也

頌曰白公之妻守寡紡績吳王美之聘以金璧妻操

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