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2. HER SON TASTED SOUPS AND MEDICINE
Emperor Wén of the western Hàn was named [Liú] Héng. He was the third son of [Liú Bāng,] the founder of the dynasty. Before he became emperor he was appointed king of Dài [in Shānxī province]. His mother became Queen-Mother Bó[-jī]. the emperor-to-be respectfully tended her and was not idle. His mother took sick for three years. The emperor did not sleep nor even unfasten the belt of his clothes. And if he had not tasted a medicine, it was not brought to his mother. His benevolence and piety were rumored throughout the kingdom. Verses praise him saying:
Benevolence and piety are rumored through the kingdom;
2. Qīn Cháng Tāng Yào
Xīhàn Wén dì. Míng héng. Gāo zǔ dì sān zǐ. Chū fēng Dài wáng. Shēngmǔ bó tàihòu. Dì fèng yàng wú dài.Mǔ cháng bìng sān nián. Dì mù bù jiāo jié. Yī bù jiǎo dài. Tāngyào fēi qīn cháng fú jìn. Rénxiào wén yú tiānxià. Xì shī sòng zhī.
Rénxiào wèn tiānxià. Wéiwéi guàn bó wáng. Mǔhòu sānzài bìng. Tāngyào bì xiān cháng.
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