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p. 92


The Kao Ch‘iu; narrative. Celebrating some officer of Chêng for his elegant appearance and integrity.

1How glossy is the lambkin's fur,
  Smooth to the touch, and fair to view!
In it arrayed, that officer
  Rests in his lot, to virtue true.

2With leopard cuffs, the lambkin's fur
  Seems made for wearer strong in fight.
It well becomes that officer,
  Whom none will see swerve from the right.

3Splendid his robe of lambkin's fur,
  With its three decorations grand!
It well beseems that officer,
  The pride and glory of our land.

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