Su Shi: The Washing of the Infant ~ 《洗儿戏作》 苏轼 with English Translations

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《洗儿戏作》 苏轼


The Washing of the Infant
Su Shi

Most men, bringing up sons, wish for them intellect;
But I by my intellect have had a lifetime of failure.
I would only desire that my child should be simple and dull,
That with no ill fortune and no trouble he may attain to highest office.

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