Taiping huanyuji 太平寰宇记
Selected quotations
〔宋〕 乐史撰 (930~1007)

    Taiping huanyuji 太平寰宇记

  • 人為紇真山神泉歌

    紇真山頭有神井。入地千尺絕骨冷。

    There is a divine well on the top of He Zhen mountain. However, the water there is so cold that itchills to the bones.

  • 鄴人金鳳舊歌

    鳳陽門內天一半。上有金鳳飛相喚。欲去不去著鎖絆。

    There are two gold pheonixes on the Fong Yang gate. One has flown to the Zhang River, and the other one is fastened by a lock.

  • 磁州鼓山俗語

    南鼓北鼓。相去十五。

    There are two rock drums on the Drum mountain of Ci Zhou. One in the north, the other in the south.

  • 清豐故老傳語

    金堤頭。上有秦女樓。

    At the source of the Jin Ti River, there is a Qin Women's tower.

  • 時人為二陸三張語

    二陸人洛。三張減價。

    If those two Mr. Lu's should come to Luo (place name), then those three Zhang brothers would not appear as outstanding in their literary work.

  • 漁陽耆舊言

    燕山石鼓。鳴則有兵。

    There is a rock drum on Yan Moutnain. When one plays it, it is as though there are soldiers marching around.

  • 南溪縣故老傳語

    東石從西。乞子將歸。

    There are two rocks facing each other across the Qing Yi River. It is where one may pray for begetting a son.

  • 長興石鼓諺

    石鼓鳴。則三吳有兵。

    When the rock drum is being played, it sounds as though there is an army.

  • 長水縣土人謠

    水市出天子。

    An emperor will come out of that market on the river. A folk saying in Chang Shui County.

  • 永嘉飲食諺

    腹如三京灣。

    When one can really eat, one is said as to have a belly like the San Jing Bay.

  • 南鄭旱山諺

    牛頭戴。旱山晦。家中乾穀莫相貸。

    A folk saying concerning the Han mountain in Nan Zheng county. It says that when there are clouds on that mountain, one should not take out one's dry grains to lend to people, asrain will come with the cloud.

  • 襄陽民為胡烈歌

    譬春之陽。如冬之日。耕者讓畔。百姓豐溢。惟我胡父。 恩惠難置。

    A song sung by people of Xiang Yang praising Hu Lei in doing a good job governing their county. His major contribution was the construction of dykes.

  • 渭州土產諺

    郎樞女樞。十馬九駒。安陽大角。十牛九犢。

    A folk saying concerning the good animals raised in Wei Zhou.

  • 石門俗語

    經大庾。則清穢之氣分。飲石門。則緇素之質變。

    If one goes past Da Yu, then one's bad temperament departs from one. When one drinks water from Shi Men's Greedy Spring, then one becomes not-greedy.

  • 時人為張飛玉追馬歌

    人中有張飛。馬中有玉追。

    Among men, there is the unusual man Zhang Fei, and among horses, there is his unusual horse named Yu Zhui.

《太平寰宇记》

中国宋代大型全国性区域志。宋初乐史编着﹐约成书于宋太宗的太平兴国时期(976~983)﹐全书200卷。叙述范围以宋初统辖的全国疆域为主﹐同时在书末附及外国。书中沿用唐制﹐将全国分为十三道﹐下分州﹑县﹐分别记述其历代的建置沿革﹑户口﹑风俗﹑人物﹑土产﹑山岳陂泽﹑水道源流﹑城邑乡聚﹑关塞亭障等情况﹐取材广博﹐内容丰富﹐是中国地理学史上一部重要著作。乐史在书中征引的200多种著作不少已经亡佚﹐因此以后的一些地理著作﹐如王象之《舆地纪胜》﹑祝穆《方舆胜览》以及元﹑明﹑清的“一统志”﹐都大量引用《太平寰宇记》的材料。它的编撰体例因袭李吉甫的《元和郡县图志》﹐并增加风俗﹑姓氏﹑人物﹑土产等项目。其中“土产”一项多记载农﹑林﹑牧﹑渔﹑药材的情况﹐广泛反映物产分布﹑区域经济的发展面貌﹐在经济地理方面有较大价值。《太平寰宇记》原缺8卷﹐1884年杨守敬从日本辑回5卷半﹐刊于《古逸丛书》中﹐现尚佚2卷半。

Source:University of Va.