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ODES OF THE TEMPLE AND THE ALTAR
BOOK I. SACRIFICIAL ODES OF CHOU
Section I. Decade of Ch‘ing Miao
The Ch‘ing Miao; narrative. Celebrating the reverential manner in which a sacrifice to King Wên was performed, and further praising him.
Solemn and pure the ancestral temple stands.
The princes aiding in the service move
With reverent harmony. The numerous bands
Of officers their rapt devotion prove.
All these the virtues of King Wên pursue;
And while they think of him on high in heaven,
With grace and dignity they haste to do
The duties to them in his temple given.
Glory and honor follow Wên's great name,
And ne’er will men be weary of his fame.
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