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玉壺淸話   By: (11th cent.)

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"玉壺淸話" is a fascinating collection of ancient Chinese tales that offers readers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of China. The stories are beautifully written and showcase the wisdom, humor, and moral values of traditional Chinese society. Each tale is unique and captivating, drawing the reader in with its vivid imagery and engaging narrative. The author's skill in storytelling is evident throughout the book, making it a delightful read for anyone interested in Chinese literature and folklore. Overall, "玉壺淸話" is a timeless treasure that will leave readers entertained and enlightened.

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真宗嘗曲宴群臣於太清樓,君臣歡浹,談笑無間,忽問廛沽尤佳者何處,中貴人奏有南 仁和者。亟令進之,遍賜宴席。上亦頗愛,問其價,中貴人以實對。上遽問近臣曰:「 唐酒價幾何?」無能對者,唯丁晉公奏曰:「唐酒每升三十。」上曰:「安知?」丁 曰:「臣嘗讀杜甫詩曰:『蚤來就飲一斗酒,恰有三百青銅錢。』是知一升三十錢。」 上大喜曰:「甫之詩自可為一時之史。」 蘇翰林易簡一日直禁林,得江南徐邈所造欹器,遂以水試於玉堂。一小璫傳宣於公,見 之,不識其名,因密å... Continue reading book >>

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