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The Fang Yu Ch‘iao Ch‘ao; allusive. A lady laments the alienation of her lover by means of evil tongues.
The magpies’ nests are on the bank;
On heights the lovely pea grows rank; p. 156
While withered my heart is and blank.
Who wiled my love away?
2The temple path its fine tiles shows;
On heights the ribbon plant bright grows;
While my breast heaves with sorrow's throes.
Who led his heart astray?
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