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Unformatted text preview: Chinese Literature The Book of Songs 'Fair, fair,' cry the ospreys On the islet in the river. Lovely is this noble lady, Fit bride for our lord. In patches grows the water mallow: To left and right one must seek it. Shy was this noble lady; Day and night he sought her. Sought her and could not get her; Day and night he grieved. Long thoughts, oh, long unhappy thoughts, Now on his back, now tossing on to his side. In patches grow the water mallow; To left and right one must gather it. Shy is this noble lady; With great zithern and little we hearten her. GUAN SUI H D HD H D HD H D HD øE øE The Book of Songs Large rats ! Large rats ! Do not eat our millet . Three years have we had to do with you , And you have not been willing to show any regard for us . We will leave you , And go to that happy land . Happy land ! Happy land ! There shall we find our place . Large rats ! Large rats ! Do not eat our wheat . Three years have we had to do with you , And you have not been willing to show any kindness to us . We will leave you , And go to that happy State . Happy State ! Happy State ! There shall we find ourselves right . SHUO SHU } } } } } } } } } } } } D Large rats ! Large rats ! Do not eat our springing grain ! Three years have we had to do with you , And you have not been willing to think of our toil . We will leave you , And go to those happy borders . Happy borders ! Happy borders ! Who will there make us always to groan ? Poems of the Tang Dynasty Wang Wei AN AUTUMN EVENING IN THE MOUNTAINS After rain the empty mountain Stands autumnal in the evening, Moonlight in its groves of pine, Stones of crystal in its brooks. Bamboos whisper of washer-girls bound home, Lotus-leaves yield before a fisher-boat -And what does it matter that springtime has gone, While you are here, O Prince of Friends? * ª º * ª ¹ ç * ª ¹ ç * ª ¹ ç * ª ¹ ç 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ Poems of the Tang Dynasty * ª º * ª ¹ ÷ * ª ¹ ÷ * ª ¹ ÷ * ª ¹ ÷ * ª ¹ ÷ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ Wang Wei A FARM-HOUSE ON THE WEI RIVER In the slant of the sun on the country-side, Cattle and sheep trail home along the lane; And a rugged old man in a thatch door Leans on a staff and thinks of his son, the herdboy. There are whirring pheasants? full wheat-ears, Silk-worms asleep, pared mulberry-leaves. And the farmers, returning with hoes on their shoulders, Hail one another familiarly. ...No wonder I long for the simple life And am sighing the old song, Oh, to go Back Again! Poems of the Tang Dynasty ª º * ª ¹ ç * ª ¹ ç 9 d Ç ¬ Õ 9 d Ç ¬ Õ Li Bai IN THE QUIET NIGHT So bright a gleam on the foot of my bed -Could there have been a frost already? Lifting myself to look, I found that it was moonlight. Sinking back again, I thought suddenly of home. Poems of the Tang Dynasty * ª º * ª ¹ p * ª ¹ p * ª ¸ Ì % * ª ¸ Ì % Li Bai THROUGH THE YANGZI GORGES From the walls of Baidi high in the coloured dawn To Jiangling by night-fall is three hundred miles, Yet monkeys are still calling on both banks behind me To my boat these ten thousand mountains away. Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Water Margin Lin Ch'ung said to his wife,"My dear,I have told everything to your father.Today,I am being exiled to T'sang Chou city,and I am not sure whether I will ever back alive.I am afraid that your youth will be wasted;therefore,I am divorcing you here today.I beg you not to wait for me and waste your life." Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Water Margin It was still dark when Lin Ch'ung arrived at the foot of Liangshan Mountain in a small boat.He looked up and saw massive fortifications flying the flags of many different regiments.Lin Ch'ung realized that Liangshan Mountain was indeed a great military stronghold.That's the end of the formation of Water Margin. Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Dream of Red Chamber "Well,you also satirize me by using the words in the book.I will tell on you too,"said Pao-yu.Tai-yu replied with a smile,"You boast that you can 'memorize a passage with one reading.'Why can't I learn ten lines at a glance?" Laughing for a while,they went on burying the fallen flowers. Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Dream of Red Chamber After a while,Pao-yu could wait no longer,so he stepped forward and removed the veil.He opened his eyes wide and looked at his brideshe appeared to be Pao-ch'ai.Paoyu was stupefied.He asked Hsijen,"Where is Miss Lin?"Hsi-jen answered,"It was your father's decision that you marry Miss Paoch'ai."Pao-yu insisted on looking for Miss Lin.The Lady Dowager tried every way possible to pacify him,but Pao-yu would not listen. Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Dream of Red Chamber Pao-yu threw back his head and laughed,"I am going.No more ado.This is the end!I myself know this is the time to be off."Seeing Pao-yu laughing like a crazy man,everyone thought he might be losing his mind again.But Paoyu,clearheaded,had seen through the vanity of the human world.Away he went from that Red Chamber!No one knew where and when he ended his life. Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Romance of Three Kingdoms The southeast wind blew harder and the fire and wind stirred each other up.Because Ts'ao Ts'ao's warships were tied together with iron chains,they were trapped,and the fire spread from one ship to another.The whole fleet sank into a sea of fire. Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties Monkey King (Journey to the West) The Third Prince quickly turned the six kinds of weapons into millions of weapons and Wu-k'ung did the same.In addition,Wu-k'ung pulled out a hair from his body and changed it into another Wuk'ung.Overpowered,Nuocha was defeated and fled. ...
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