Chang Chi - The Chaste Wife's Reply
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Chang Chi (A.D. 766 - 830) - The Chaste Wife's Reply
On me, a wedded wife -- as well you know --
A gift of rarest pearls you did bestow;
Which, grateful for your tenderness,
I pinned upon my crimson dress.
My house is tall and with fine gardens girt:
My good man is a Halberdier at Court.
Granted your love be true to the last breath --
Yet I my marriage vows must keep till death.
Sir, I return to you each precious pearl
--Yet would that I had known you as a girl!