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The Fêng Nien; narrative. An ode of thanksgiving for a plentiful year.

The plenteous year has given us large supply
Of rice and millet, and our granaries high
Hardly suffice the produce to contain,—
Millions of measures of the garnered grain!
From this distilled, shall spirits, strong and sweet,
Our sires and mothers with their fragrance greet,
When to their shrines each season we repair;
And in all other rites their part shall bear.
Blessings of every kind our land shall crown;—
And all the spirits our devotion own!

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