Cathay, For the Most Part from the Chinese of Rihaku: From the Notes of the Late Ernest Fenollosa, And the Decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga (Classic Reprint)
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Song of the Bowmen of Shu HERE we are, picking the first fern-shoots and saying ; When shall we get back to our country? Here we are because we have the Ken-nin for our foemen, We have no comfort because of these Mongols. We grub the soft fern-shoots, when anyone says" Return," the others are full of sorrow. Sorrowful minds, sorrow is strong, we are hungry and thirsty. Our defence is not yet made sure, no one can let his friend return. We grub the old fern-stalks. We say: Will we be let to go back in October? There is no ease in royal affairs, we have no comfort. Our sorrow is bitter, but we would not return to our country. What flower has come into blossom? Whose chariot? The General's. Horses, his horses even, are tired. They were strong. S
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