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The Chu; narrative. A bride describes her first meeting with her bridegroom.

1He waited ’tween the gate and screen,
With ear-plug strings of white silk seen.
The plugs themselves had hua stones’ sheen.

2He waited in the court and stood,
With ear-plug strings of silk green-hued.
The plugs themselves were yung stones good.

3There in the hall he stood and stayed.
Of yellow silk his plug strings made.
The plugs of fine ying gems displayed.

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