Shih King: The Book of Chinese Poetry; Being the Collection of Ballads, Sagas, Hymns, and Other Pieces Known as the Shih Ching Or Classic of Poetry

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Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Company, 1891 - Chinese poetry - 528 pages

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Page xxxiv - In the spring a fuller crimson comes upon the robin's breast; In the spring the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest; In the spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Page 79 - More yellow was her head than the flower of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
Page 36 - Unting is all that's worth living for - all time is lost wot is not spent in 'unting — it is like the hair we breathe - if we have it not we die - it's the sport of kings, the image of war without its guilt, and only five-and-twenty per cent of its danger.
Page 118 - Come lasses and lads, get leave of your dads, And away to the Maypole hie, For ev'ry fair has a sweetheart there, And the fiddler's standing by. For Willy shall dance with Jane, And Johnny has got his Joan, To trip it, trip it, trip it, trip it, Trip it up and down. "You're out!" says Dick, "not I," says Nick, '"Twas the fiddler play'd it wrong.
Page 86 - For lo! conducted by the laughing Loves, This cool retreat his Musidora sought: Warm in her cheek the sultry season glow'd; And, robed in loose array, she came to bathe Her fervent limbs in the refreshing stream.
Page 164 - Crestonaeans do as follows : each man has several wives ; when therefore any of them dies, a great contest arises among the wives, and violent disputes among their friends, on this point, which of them was most loved by the husband. She who is adjudged to have been so, and is so honoured, having been extolled both by men and women, is slain on the tomb by her own nearest relative, and when slain is buried with her husband ; the others deem this a great misfortune, for this is the utmost disgrace...
Page 14 - He placed the snare, where many runs have met, Deep in a forest dell. The pegs with mighty blows he firmly set, And fixed them sure and well. 2. So stalwart, strong, and brave was this poor hind, — The King of all the land No wiser head, no trustier heart might find To set at his right hand. maidens got married at the proper season, that is to say, in the Spring, " when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Page i - ROMILLY, Book of Chinese Poetry. Being the collection of Ballads, Sagas, Hymns, and other Pieces known as the Shih Ching, metrically translated.
Page 148 - Neath the wide-spreading tea tree fair damsels are seen, All singing to Joss on the soft candareen." Most of the commentators take this piece as a warning addressed to the Marquis Ch'ao, who is cautioned that rebellion will grow as rapidly as a pepper vine. A note to the Erh...
Page 31 - Neath the covering I supply Pass the hours in dalliance sweet ; But ere morning comes I fly, Lest by an ill chance I meet Some reproachful enemy. For my love must rest concealed, To no mortal eye revealed. to marry her against her will, as happened to the young lady of

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