The Book of Poetry, tr. by James Legge, , at sacred-texts.com
2The yellow ducks upon the dam oft rest,
Each with its left wing ’gainst its neighbor's pressed;—
Their mutual fondness thus they show.
Heaven to the king ten thousand years assign!
And blessings lasting in unbroken line
Upon his merit great bestow!
3The stables large the teams of steeds contain;—
In peace with forage, and in war with grain,
Abundantly they are supplied.
May the king's life extend ten thousand years,
While all that lengthened time no sign appears
Of wealth or happiness denied!
4The stables large contain the numerous teams;—
Forage they get in peace; in war there gleams
In every manger store of grain.
Ten thousand years may our great sovereign live,
And Heaven the wealth and blessing ever give,
Which shall his comforting maintain!