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惡試問其母聽其所欲殺活相召其母問之曰母之
子殺人兄弟欲相代死吏不能決言之於王王有仁
惠故問母何所欲殺活其母泣而對曰殺其少者相
受其言因而問之曰夫少子者人之所愛也[趙策太后曰丈]
[夫亦愛憐其少子乎對曰甚於婦人]今欲殺之何也其母對曰少者妾之
子也長者前妻之子也其父疾且死之時屬之於妾
曰善養視之妾曰諾今旣受人之託許人以諾豈可
以忘人之託而不信其諾耶且殺兄活弟是以私愛
廢公義也背言忘信是欺死者也夫言不約束已諾
不分[梁云温公家範作失言忘約已諾不信 ] 何以居於世哉子雖痛乎

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