Subject:Re: An older-looking calligraphy scroll
Posted By: rat Tue, Sep 12, 2023
This is a Tang-era text that has been copied here by a calligrapher named Li Xilin，who is believed to have been active during the late Qing/Republic period. Here is the text as run through Google Translate, with a little fixing of its gross errors:
A deity makes a mountain, not its altitude. Water does not have to be deep. This is a humble house, but I am virtuous.
The moss marks are green on the upper steps, and the grass color is green on the curtains. Talk and laugh with erudite people, no contacts with illiterate bumpkins.
You can tune the plain Qin and read the Golden Sutra. There are no messy ears of silk and bamboo, and there is no laborious shape of case documents.
Zhugelu in Nanyang, Yunting in Western Shuzi.
Confucius said: "What is so shameful?"
The Chinese text is here: https://zh.wikisource.org/zh-hant/%E9%99%8B%E5%AE%A4%E9%8A%98