By D. Li, Y. Xie
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But forget all these, there’s Miss Wang Jiaoniang, Bella, with beauty to shame ﬁsh into sinking, make wild geese drop from the sky screen the moon, cause ﬂowers to hide their heads; peerless among the fairy throng prime goddess of them all. (Same tune) This Bella looks like a bodhisattva each feature in perfect harmony. Count ‘em again: creamy limbs hibiscus face one glimpse and your spirit soars.
Who can master his hidden longings? Companions in wine and verse making seeking pleasure here amid ﬂowers and groves of willow— surely some rare adventure is to follow. As I speak I reach the gateway, where an old porter keeps watch. Gatekeeper, inform your master and mistress that Master Shen is here. gatekeeper: Ah, Master Shen has arrived. I was just waiting for you on the master’s orders. I’ll go and report. ) wang wenrui (reenters with Madam Wang and Petal, and is greeted by Shen Chun): It is long since we had news of you, nephew, and we welcome you here today with the greatest of pleasure.
Wait in the gatehouse; keep a lookout for young Master Shen and let me know the minute he arrives. (Gatekeeper assents and all leave the stage) shen chun (enters): (Tune: Xin shui ling) Every stage, every step shows blossoms starting to open warm breezes waft over suburb and open ﬁeld. See where paired swallows swoop so close beaks stuffed with pellets of clay bearing their message of springtime’s discontent. I have traveled as far as this on my way to visit my uncle’s home. How lovely, this Meizhou landscape!
Chinese Vocabulary [Schaum's Outlines] by D. Li, Y. Xie