Ancient love story: Wang Xianzhi and peach leaf: Xu lifelong by the peach blossom Lake

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Throughout the ages, love has been a popular topic among the people, and literary works praising love have emerged in endlessly. But most of them are love tragedies, and few of them end in comedies. So today’s China story net Xiaobian will bring you a love story about Wang Xianzhi and peach leaf. Interested readers can follow the Xiaobian to have a look.

By the peach blossom pond, Xu lifelong was Wang Xianzhi’s concubine, peach leaf. Peach leaf, named Tao Ye, is said to be from the Qinhuai River in Jinling (now Nanjing, Jiangsu) of the Eastern Jin Dynasty and the concubine of the famous calligrapher Wang Xianzhi. In the middle and late years of Xian Zhi’s life, she gave Xian Zhi emotional comfort. For thousands of years, it has been spread by people, especially people in Jiangnan area.


At that time, Wang Xianzhi lived in Jiankang (now Nanjing, Jiangsu). One day, Wang Xianzhi, who was good at calligraphy, heard from a friend that an old man was selling a high-quality peach shaped giant inkstone carved with mountains and waters and shepherds’ grazing pictures on the opposite bank of taohuadu by the Qinhuai River. He was very happy. The next day, he rushed to taohuadu and bought this precious inkstone from the old man.

Before leaving, the old man told him that the inkstone had better be washed with peach blossom water. The ink is not easy to dry. The ink is even and beautiful. He also said that there is a large peach forest at the peach blossom ferry. In the forest, there is a deep pool connected with the Qinhuai River. Every year, on the third day of March, when flowers bloom in spring, he washes inkstones in the peach blossom pool. On the third day of March the next year, wangxianzhi took the schoolboy to the peach blossom lake to wash the inkstones according to the old man’s instructions.

At this time, beside the peach blossom tree stood a beautiful girl who sold fans. When she saw this inkstone, she shouted, “Oh, this inkstone belongs to my family.” It was not strange to offer it. He asked the girl, “this inkstone is obviously mine. How can I say it belongs to your family?” The girl’s eyes turned red when she asked. It turned out that her family used to be a scholar. Later, when she became poor and borrowed money from others, her father had to sell his beloved peach inkstone to pay off his debt. When the family was sold out, she had to make a fan and sell it.


Wangxianzhi sympathized with the girl’s plight. He wanted to pay her a few liang of silver, but he was afraid that she would not accept it. He wrote a lot of poems on the dozens of fans the girl sold and signed his name on them. The girl was very happy to see that wangxianzhi, who was still invited by rich and powerful people, was willing to inscribe a poem on her fan.

At this time, Wang Xianzhi looked up at the girl and was stunned. He thought that such a good girl had lost such a hard life. The girl respected and adored Wang Xianzhi and blushed with shame. Wangxianzhi asked the girl’s name again. The girl picked a peach branch and said to Xianzhi, “guess, my name hasn’t sprouted yet!” The offering blurted out, “your name is peach leaf.” The girl smiled and said, “you guessed it!” It turned out that her surname was Tao and her name was Ye. She was the only child of an old man selling inkstones. As the saying goes, if the house leaks, it rains all night. The Tao family is really unlucky. Misfortunes never come singly.

The next winter, the old man was seriously ill and died in poverty. Soon, the man peach leaf had been engaged to since childhood also died. Taoye’s mother-in-law was afraid that she would not be able to keep her “widowed” and corrupt the family style, so she was forced to carry her to her wedding and burial. A group of strong men carried her halfway. Peach leaf fainted. They thought peach leaf was dead, so they carried her to his man’s grave, buried her and left. Late at night, the peach leaves were awakened by the cold wind. They ran to the peach blossom ferry from the random burial post outside the Yuhuatai and decided to jump into the peach blossom lake.

Wang Xianzhi was not very happy in his marriage. At the age of about 20, his mother, duxuan, decided to marry her mother’s niece (Jun Tan’s daughter, Xian’s cousin) Daomao. The marriage between Wang and Jun can be said to be a perfect match. The young couple have been childhood sweethearts and never guessed. Love and brotherhood after marriage are incomparable. Unexpectedly, when Xian was about 30 years old, in order to preserve the power of the royal family and the interests of the Royal Sima family, he was chosen as the horse inspector of Sima Xian, Emperor Jian Wen, and married Sima Daofu, Princess of Xin’an.


After marriage, serving as the Chinese Minister is equivalent to the prime minister. At that time, although he became the most important decision-making official of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, he was forced to leave his wife in order to get rid of the plight of the royal family and the supervisor, so his conscience was condemned, his inner world was very empty and distressed, and even became a lifelong heart disease. Until he confessed on his deathbed, he thought it was the only fault in his life.

The song of peach leaf, Tuan fan, is a play on the theme. It has sincere feelings. First, it worries about falling out of favor, then it enjoys it. At the end, it doesn’t complain. It feels pity for itself. It’s afraid that it will be abandoned by its owner like Shi Chongshi, an assassin of Jingzhou in the Western Jin Dynasty, and FanFeng, a talented woman. Indeed, Pian Feng retreats despicably because she is half old. Lovelorn lies in her haggard appearance. She floats away like a flower in the autumn. The difference is that the relationship between peach leaf and Xian Zhi is much deeper than that between Shi Chong and pianfeng. Therefore, peach leaf covers her face with round fans, while the wind locks her eyebrows.

To the peach leaf lyrics, Shi Chong embarrasses pianfeng. This shows the deep emotion of peach leaf and offering. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.

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