“We certainly will,” they cried, “and wish you long life.”
上海龙凤 / 2018年10月10日

“We certainly will,” they cried, “and wish you long life.” That night the tables were spread in an inner room, and his friends gathered there. When the wine had made a few rounds, the host suddenly covered his face and began to weep. the guests were aghast. “Sir, on your birthday too, why do you weep?” said they.   “It is not my birthday,” replied Wang Yun. “But I wished to call you together, and I feared lest Dong Zhuo should suspect, so I made that the excuse. This man insults the Emperor and does as he wishes so that the imperial prerogatives are in imminent peril. I think of the days when our illustrious founder destroyed the Qin, annihilated Chu, and obtained the empire. Who could have foreseen this day when that Dong Zhuo has subjugated all to his will? That is why I weep.” then they all wept with him. Seated among the guests, however, was Cao Cao, who did not join in the weeping but clapped his hands and laughed aloud. “If all the officers of the government weep till dawn, and from dawn weep till dark, will that slay Dong Zhuo?” said Cao Cao. Wang Yun turned…

A general named Wu Fu was disgusted at this ferocity and sought
上海龙凤 / 2018年10月10日

A general named Wu Fu was disgusted at this ferocity and sought a chance to slay Dong Zhuo. Wu Fu constantly wore a breastplate underneath his court dress and carried in conceal a sharp dagger. One day when Dong Zhuo came to court, Wu Fu met him on the steps and tried to stab him. But Dong Zhuo was a very powerful man and held Wu Fu off till Lu Bu came to his help. Lu Bu struck down the assailant. “Who told you to rebel?” said Dong Zhuo. Wu Fu glared at him and cried, “You are not my prince, I am not your minister: Where is the rebellion? Your crimes fill the heavens, and every person would slay you. I am sorry I cannot tear you asunder with chariots to appease the wrath of the world!”   Dong Zhuo bade the guards take him out and hack him to pieces. Wu Fu only ceased railing as he ceased to live.   [hip, hip, hip] That loyal servant of the latter days of Han. His valor was high as the heavens, in all ages unequaled;In the court itself would he slay the rebel, GREat is his fame!   Throughout all time will…

the sun and the moon leave their courses, I, once the
上海龙凤 / 2018年10月10日

“Let me say farewell to my mother,” begged he, and he did so in these lines: [hip, hip, hip]“the heaven and earth are changed, Alas! the sun and the moon leave their courses, I, once the center of all eyes, am driven to the farthest confines, Oppressed by an arrogant minister my life nears its end, Everything fails me and vain are my falling tears.”[yip, yip, yip] Lady Tang sang: [hip, hip, hip]“Heaven is to be rent asunder, Earth to fall away, I, handmaid of an emperor, would grieve if I followed him not. We have come to the parting of ways, the quick and the dead walk not together;Alas! I am left alone with the grief in my heart.”[yip, yip, yip] When they had sung these lines, they fell weeping into each others’ arms. “the Prime Minister is awaiting my report,” said Li Ru, “and you delay too long. Think you that there is any hope of succor?” the Empress broke into another fit of railing, “The rebel forces us to death, mother and son, and Heaven has abandoned us. But you, the tool of his crime, will assuredly perish!” thereupon Li Ru GREw more angry, laid hands on…

tender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass;
爱上海 / 2018年10月10日

“Spring and the GREen of the tender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass; tender grass, Flushes with joy as the swallows pass; The wayfarers pause by the rippling stream , And their eyes will new born gladness gleam; With lingering gaze the roofs I see Of the Palace that one time sheltered me. But those whom I sheltered in all righteousness, Let’s not stay in silence when the days pass useless?”[yip, yip, yip] the messenger, sent by Dong Zhuo from time to time to the palace for news of the prisoners, got hold of this poem and showed it to his master. “So he shows his resentment by writing poems, eh! A fair excuse to put them all out of the way,” said Dong Zhuo. Li Ru was sent with ten men into the palace to consummate the deed. The three were in one of the upper rooms when Li Ru arrived. The Emperor shuddered when the maid announced the visitor’s name. Presently Li Ru entered and offered a cup of poisoned wine to the Emperor. The Emperor asked what this meant. “Spring is the season of blending and harmonious interchange, and the Prime Minister sends a wine…

One minister put his discontent into words, crying,
上海龙凤 / 2018年10月10日

One minister put his discontent into words, crying, “the false Dong Zhuo is the author of this insult, which I will risk my life to wipe away!” And with this he rushed at Dong Zhuo threatening with his ivory baton of office. It was Chair of the Secretariat Ding Guan. Dong Zhuo had Ding Guan removed and summarily put to death. Before his death, Ding Guan ceased not to rail at the oppressor, nor was he frightened at death. [hip, hip, hip] the rebel Dong Zhuo conceived the foul design To thrust the King aside and wrong his line. With folded arms the courtiers stood, save one Ding Guan, who dared to cry that wrong was done. [yip, yip, yip]   then the emperor designate, Prince of Chenliu, went to the upper part of the hall to receive congratulations. After this the former Emperor——now Prince of Hongnong——, his mother, and the Imperial Consort, Lady Tang, were removed to the Palace of Forever Calm. The entrance gates were locked against all comers. It was pitiful! there was the young emperor, after reigning less than half a year, deposed and another put in his place. The new Emperor was Liu Xian, the second…