The Shi King, the Old "Poetry Classic" of the Chinese: A Close Metrical Translation, with Annotations

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William Jennings
G. Routledge and sons, limited, 1891 - Chinese poetry - 383 pages
 

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Contents

THE ODES OF SHAU AND THE SOUTH 1 The Weddingjourney of a Princess
44
A Reverent Helpmate
45
A Longabsent Husband
46
The Memory of a Worthy Chieftain
47
The Resisted Suitor
48
The Lonely Wife
49
Fears of Mature Maidenhood
50
Jealousy Overcome
51
The Cunning Hunter
52
The Tsow Yu
53
Derelict
54
Supplanted
56
Friends in Distress
57
Clouds Gathering
58
The Storm
59
The Soldier sighs for Wife and Homo
60
Separation Gl 9 Untimely Unions
62
Lament of a Discarded Wife
63
A Prince and his Officers in Trouble 04
65
Buffoonery at Court
66
Homesick f 6
68
Irregular Lovemaking
70
THE ODES OF YUNO 1 The Faithful Widow
72
Vile Doings at Court
73
Faint Praise
74
Promiscuous Lovemaking
75
Family Confusion
76
The Diligent Ruler
77
Reforms in Love and Marriage
78
Honour to the Worthy
79
Praise of Duke Wu of Wei
81
The Happy Recluse
82
An Epithalamium
83
Betrayed
84
Home Recollections
86
A Conceited Lordling
87
So Far and yet so Near
88
Wifeless and Forlorn
89
Lament of a Statesman
90
The Husband Abroad
91
The Husband Returned
92
The Wife Divorced by Famine
93
A Wearied Statesman
94
The Emigrant
95
Absence makes the Heart grow fonder
96
The Loitering Lovers 07
97
Devotion of the People to Duke Wu of Ching
98
Master Chung
99
A Dashing Popular Young Hunter
100
Idle Manoeuvring on the Borders
102
Old Love should not be Ruptured
103
My Ladys Charms
104
Byplay
105
Tit for Tat
106
Regrets
107
1C Joy at the Goodmans Return
108
Trust thy Last Friend against the World
109
Fortuitous Concourse
110
The Good Wife early wakes her Lord
112
The Conceited Sportsmen
113
The Winsome Visitor
114
Criminal Relationships
115
Seek not to be a Man before thy Time
116
The Hounds and the Huntsman
117
Her shameless Meetings with Duke Siang
118
THE ODES OF WEI 1 A Wealthy Niggard
120
Official Niggards
121
Secret Grief of a Statesman at the approaching Downfall of the State
122
Reciprocated Affection
123
Weary Officials contemplating a Retreat
124
Song of Peasantry at the Close of the Year
127
Enjoy Lifes Good Things while you may
128
Hwanshuh and his Secret Band
129
Admiration of some Chief and Joy at beholding his numerous Family
130
Brotherlesa
131
Complaint against a High Official
132
Conflicting Duties
133
A haughty Usurpers Petition to the King for Confirma tion of his Position
134
A Widows Sorrow and Devotion
135
Mind not Idle Tales
136
THE ODES OF TSIN 1 Life at CourtBudding into Opulence and Gaiety
138
The CourtHunt
139
Chasing the Phantom
141
Out of Sight and Out of Mind
144
A Warning
150
Against Foppery
156
Life in Pm in the Olden Time
164
The Dukes Calmness under Calumny
170
Contents PART II
171
BOOK I
173
Foreign Service
175
Brotherly Affection
177
Entertainment of Friends
178
Eesponso of the Kings Guests
179
Song of the Troops during the Expedition against the HiuYun
180
The Same
182
The Same Anxiety of the Wives at Homo
184
Kifus Expedition against the Wild Northern Tribes
193
Fangshus Expedition against the ManKing
195
Grand Eoyal Hunt given in Honour of the Feudal Lords when at Court
197
Royal Hunt with Guests and Friends
198
War and Peace
199
The Kings Anxiety to be punctual at the Morning Audience
200
A Statesmans Lament on seeing the Apathy of his Brotherofficers in a time of Anarchy and Trouble
201
Random Thoughts on Common Things
202
Complaint of the Royal Guards on being sent to the Frontier
203
Fight with thy Wish the World to Flee
204
Disappointed Emigrants
205
Inhospitable Kinsfolk
206
On the Prosperous Condition of the Kings Flocks and Herds
208
Complaint against King Yiu and his Chief Minister Yin
210
The Kingdom verging towards Ruin
213
Evil Portents Evil Days
216
Further Lamentation by an Underling at Court
218
BOOK V
221
Laments and Warnings during an Evil Time
223
Lament of a Defamed and Banished Prince
224
A Slandered Official
227
Alienation of an Old Friend
229
Defamation
230
Friendship veers with Fortune
232
The neglected Eastern States
234
Evil Times
236
BOOK VI
238
Advice to the Overburdened Official
239
The Regrets of Foreign Service
240
The King loves Pleasure rather than Virtue
241
At the Great Sacrifice in the Ancestral Temple
242
Husbandry and Ancestorworship
245
Thrift and Good Years
247
The Same
248
Welcome to the Sovereign at the Eastern Capital by tho Feudal Princes
249
The Kings Response
250
BOOK VII
252
Guestsong The King to the Feudal Prtncca 2T2
253
3O Contents 3 The King entertains his Relatives
254
The Meeting of the Bride
255
Slanderers at Court
256
Song of the Feudal Princes at a Royal Feast in Hau
259
The Kings Response
260
Like King like People
261
Beware the Discontented Angry King
262
BOOK VIII
264
The Absent Husband
265
Song of the Troops after Shaus Expedition to Si6
266
A Happy Meeting
267
Lament of a rejected Queenconsort 208
269
Unsoldierlike Complaints
270
Drinking Song
271
Toilsome Marches
272
The Soldiers Hardships
273
PART III
275
THE WAN WONG DECADE 1 King Wn the Founder and Example of the Line of Chow
277
Further Eulogy of King WSn
279
Origin of the House of Chow
282
In Praise of King Wan
283
His Peoples Admiratioh
284
His Virtues
285
Rise of the Chow Dynasty
287
Delight of the People on seeing the Magnificence with which King Wan surrounded himself
290
Eulogy of King Wu
291
Exploits of Wan and Wu
292
Eowtsih the Progenitor of the Chow Family
294
Festal Ode on the Kings Entertainment of his Relatives
298
Besponse
302
Duke Liu
303
Admonition to the King 805
305
Further Admonition under the guise of Congratulation
306
Censure of King Lis Government 838
308
LO Further Admonitions
310
THE TANG DECADE
313
Admonition of King Li
314
Selfadmonition
316
Lament of the Earl of Juy
320
King Swans Lamentation in a time of Drought and Famine
321
Eulogy of the Lord of Shin
327
Eulogy of Chung Shanfu
329
Eulogy of the Prince of Han
331
Hu of Shaus Expedition against the Southern Tribes of the Hwai and his Eeward
334
King Swans Expedition in Person against the Northern Hwai Tribes
336
Pausze in Power
338
The Country in Collapse
340
FESTAL HYMNS AND SONGS
343
At the Sacrifice to King Wan 315
345
His Statutes and Ordinances
346
At the Shrine of King Tai
347
On King Wus Progress through his Dominions after the Overthrow of Shang 318
348
At Sacrifices in Honour of Kings Wu Ching and Kang
349
At Sacrifices in Honour of Howtsih 860
350
An Admonition addressed in the Spring to the Officers
351
At King Chings First Offering to his Father after
358
The Same
364
In Praise of Prince Hi of Lu
372
At a Royal Sacrifice 878
378

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