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p. 17


The Kao Yang; narrative. The easy dignity of the officers at some court.

1Arrayed in skins of lamb or sheep,
  With five silk braidings all of white,
From court they go, to take their meal,
  All self-possessed, with spirits light.

2How on their skins of lamb or sheep
  The five seams wrought with white silk show!
With easy steps, and self-possessed,
  From court, to take their meal, they go.

3Upon their skins of lamb or sheep
  Shines the white silk the seams to link.
With easy steps and self-possessed,
  They go from court to eat and drink.

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