By Xu Yuanchong
The 3 Hundred Tang Poems is an anthology of poems from the chinese language Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) first compiled round 1763 via solar Zhu (1722-1778), the Qing Dynasty pupil. quite a few later variants additionally exist. All variations include over three hundred poems: consequently, 300 capacity now not precisely three hundred yet refers to an estimative quantification; the 10, twenty, or extra additional poems signify a type of an outstanding success bonus, analogous to the "baker's dozen" within the West. much more, the quantity three hundred (or extra precisely 305) used to be a vintage quantity for a poetry assortment because of the impression of the vintage of Poetry (Shijing 詩經), which was once commonly known as the 3 Hundred Poems.
Dissatisfied with the anthology Poems through 1000 Masters (Qianjiashi 千家詩) compiled by way of Liu Kezhuang within the past due Southern track, and motivated via Ming Dynasty poetry anthologies, solar chosen the poems in response to their acceptance and academic worth. the gathering has been renowned ever because and will be present in many chinese language families. for hundreds of years, hassle-free scholars memorized the poems and used them to profit to learn and write. It includes poems by way of Du Fu, Li Bai, Wang Wei, Li Shangyin, Meng Haoran, Han Yu, Du Mu, Bai Juyi, Liu Changqing, Cen Shen, Wang Changling, Wei Yingwu, and extra. Li he's one extraordinary Tang poet absent from the compilation.
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WONG comes s taggerin g out of the barber's sh op pur s ued b y MR. SHU FU, the barber� a fat man carryin g a heavy curling iron . SHU FU : Get out, I s aid ! Pestering my customers with your slimy old water! Get out! Take your cup ! He holds out the c u p. WONG reaches out for it . M R . S H U FU s tr i kes his hand with the c u rlin g iron, which is h o t . WONG h o w ls . SHU FU : You had it coming, my m a n ! 65 66 I Bertolt Brecht Puffing, he returns to his shop. The UNEMP LOYED MAN picks up the cup and gives it to WONG.
I'll m ake you an offer. Twenty silver dollars. SHUI TA : The HUSBAND CARP ENTER : laughs. You're crazy. Those shelves are real walnut. Very well . Take them away. SHUI TA : CARP ENTE R : Wh at? They cost too much . Please take them away. SHUI TA : WIF E : No deductions ! I have a wife and children. Not bad ! (And she, too, is laughing. ) CARP ENTER ( To (a little bewildered ) : Call Shen Te, someone! ) She's good! SHUI T A : Certainly . She's ruined. SHUI TA : CARP ENTER (provoked into taking some of the shelves ) : All right, you can keep your tob acco on the floor.
300 Chinese Poems by Xu Yuanchong