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Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 出车/ Xiaoya – Out on Chariot by Anonymous

小雅 出车

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An epic story about hero and war which was double confirmed in the modern history study. The more uncovered nowadays, the authentic and accurate documentary that the Book of Songs were treated.

The relation between suburb(郊), outskirt(牧 or 野) and city(国) was introduced to help to understand the structure of state(邦), the three regions also correspond its citizens(民), wild people(野人) and aristocracy.

小雅 出车
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我出我车,于彼牧矣。自天子所,谓我来矣。
召彼仆夫,谓之载矣。王事多难,维其棘矣。

我出我车,于彼郊矣。设此旐矣,建彼旄矣。
彼旟旐斯,胡不旆旆?忧心悄悄,仆夫况瘁。

王命南仲,往城于方。出车彭彭,旂旐央央。
天子命我,城彼朔方。赫赫南仲,玁狁于襄。

昔我往矣,黍稷方华。今我来思,雨雪载途。
王事多难,不遑启居。岂不怀归?畏此简书。

喓喓草虫,趯趯阜螽。未见君子,忧心忡忡。
既见君子,我心则降。赫赫南仲,薄伐西戎。

春日迟迟,卉木萋萋。仓庚喈喈,采蘩祁祁。
执讯获丑,薄言还归。赫赫南仲,玁狁于夷。

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