In the winter of the 13th year of Chongzhen in the Ming Dynasty, it had been two years since the former Minister of the imperial court cut his family and returned to his hometown. The winter of that year was extremely cold, and the front door of the "banye hall" where he lived was also very cold, for a long time no friend had visited.
One winter afternoon, Qian Qianyi sat in his study and hit a ton. Suddenly, he heard his family saying, "there's a visitor coming!" soon, the post was sent to his desk. Qian Qianyi came to his senses and took the post. It said, "Liu Confucian, a late student, worships Qian bachelor." "Liu Confucians?" he asked. It seems that he had never heard of the name. Who is it? Maybe it's the nameless younger generation who came to visit in Munich. This kind of person has received a lot of Qian QianQianyi. Now it's OK to have a chat with someone who has nothing to do. So he asked his family to invite him.
When Qian Qianyi slowly strolls into the living room, the guest has stood in the room and looked up at the calligraphy and painting on the wall. Hearing the footsteps, the guest quickly turns around, makes a deep series of salutes to Qian Qianyi, and respectfully says, "I have seen Mr. Qian in my later life, and I would like to apologize if I venture to visit you!"
Qian Qianyi looked at the visitors and saw that he was dressed in a blue satin Confucian shirt, blue scarf, and a typical rich scholar's dress. Although he had a clear manner, he was extremely petite, and seemed to lack a kind of masculinity. Look at the face again. The eyes are bright, the nose is pretty, the mouth is beautiful, the skin is white and tender, the beauty is more than enough, but the vigor is not enough. Looking at it, Qian qianyimeng felt a little familiar, but he could not remember where he had seen it.
Looking at Qian Qianyi's thoughtful expression, the visitor couldn't help but show a sly smile. It seems that he guessed what the host was thinking, and he didn't interrupt, just chanted a poem gently:
Caoyi's family lives in the east of Duanqiao, and the sentence is as clear as the wind on the lake. Recently, the west is cold and the willows are hidden, and the peach blossom is so beautiful.
"I didn't expect it! Miss Liu came to my humble house and met her, offended! Offended!" Qian Qianyi warmly asked the so-called "Miss Liu" to sit down, and he was busy ordering his maid to serve tea and wine, saying that he was going to drive Miss Liu away from cold and fatigue.
Who is this girl Liu dressed as a man? She shocked Qian Qianyi, a famous party? Liu was originally from Suzhou. It was two years ago when she talked about Liu Rushi's friendship with Qian Qianyi. It was the early winter of the 11th year in chongframe. Qian Qianyi, a Jiangzuo scholar who worked in the capital, had already held the post of servant in the Ministry of rites, but he was exposed for bribing his superiors. He not only accepted the responsibility of tingzhang, but also removed his official post and was forced to return to Changshu. At that time, he was fifty-seven years old. He was suddenly changed. His mood was bleak and sad. A Reuters returned to the south. When passing through Hangzhou, I went boating on the West Lake by the way to relieve my worries. When I was tired, I settled down in the family of caoyido, a famous prostitute in Hangzhou. At that time, Liu Rushi also lived in Hangzhou. He was a regular visitor on the door of caoyi Taoist. On that day, he happened to put an impromptu poem in the living room of caoyi Taoist. Qian Qianyi accidentally found the poem and took it to recite in a low voice:
In the east of the embroidered curtain, there are Orioles, flowers, branches and butterflies, while in the wind. In the west, it is cold and cold to eat. The peach blossom is very beautiful.
It's a beautiful and unique poem. Qian Qianyi can't help being praised. The considerate Taoist in caoyi looked at it and understood it. He came up and said, "why don't you invite Miss Liu to visit the lake tomorrow?" Qian Qianyi naturally asked for it.
The next day, a boat was carrying three people leisurely on the lake. As soon as he saw Liu Rushi, Qian Qianyi immediately had a feeling of love. The girl was petite and charming, with big black and white eyes embedded in her handsome face. It's amazing that such a small and lovely person has rich poetry in his belly. Liu Rushi is a cheerful girl. Although she met Qian Qianyi for the first time, she was unrestrained and talked about poetry and scenery as she wanted. The lively and lovely look made Qian Qianyi forget his depression for the time being and feel that he was getting younger. On the rise, he recited sixteen quatrains in one breath to show his admiration for the Iraqi people. Liu Rushi's chanting is one of them to arouse his memory.
As soon as the West Lake left, Qian Qianyi never expected that the girl would come to Changshu to see him. She came dressed up as a man and gave him an extra surprise. After a lot of greetings, Qian Qianyi stayed with Liu Rushi in "banye hall" for a period of time. Liu Rushi readily agreed. It seems that she came with this plan.
于是，寂静的“半野堂”中荡漾起一老一少一对忘年之交的笑声，他们一同踏雪赏梅、寒舟垂钓，相处得竟是那么和谐。为了感谢柳如是的相慰之情，钱谦益命人在附近的红豆山庄中为柳如是特筑一楼，他亲临现场督工，仅以十天时间，一座精美典雅的小楼就建成了。钱谦益根据《金刚经》中“如是我闻”之句，将小楼命名为“我闻室”，以暗合柳如是的名字。小楼落成之日，他还特写诗抒怀： 清樽细雨不知愁，鹤引遥空凤下楼; 红烛恍如夜，绿窗还似木兰舟。 曲中杨柳齐舒眼，诗里芙蓉亦并头; 今夕梅魂共谁语?任他疏影蘸寒流。
Therefore, the silent "banye hall" is filled with laughter of a couple of friends, old and young, who enjoy the plum in the snow and fishing in the cold boat, and get along so harmoniously. In order to thank Liu Rushi for his comfort, Qian Qianyi asked people to build a first floor for Liu Rushi in the nearby Red Bean villa. He personally visited the scene to supervise the workers. In only ten days, a beautiful and elegant building was built. Qian Qianyi named the small building "I smell room" according to the sentence "as I hear it" in the Vajra Sutra, in the name of Liu Rushi. On the day when the small building was completed, he wrote a poem to express his feelings: the rain in the clear Cup did not worry, the crane led the Phoenix from the far sky to go downstairs; the red candle was like night, and the green window was like a magnolia boat. In the song, the willows and the lotus in the poem are all together; who is the total language of the plum soul tonight? Let his shadow dip in the cold current.
钱谦益的一片深情，让柳如是感动不已，她是一个历尽坎坷的女子，成名后虽然也有干人万人捧着，可无非都是逢场作戏，又有几人能付出真情呢?钱谦益虽是花甲老人，可那份浓浓情意比一般的少年公子要纯真的多，也许是同样尝过生命的苦涩，才有这种深切的相知相感吧!感念之余，柳如是回赠了一首“春日我闻室作呈牧翁”的诗： 裁红晕碧泪漫漫，南国春来正薄寒; 此去柳花如梦里，向来烟月是愁端。 画堂消息何人晓，翠帐容颜独自看; 珍贵君家兰桂室，东风取次一凭栏。
Qian Qianyi's deep love has moved Liu Rushi. She is a woman who has experienced many setbacks. Although she has been held by thousands of people after she became famous, she is just acting on occasion. How many people can give her true love? Although Qian Qianyi is an old man in Huajia, her deep love is more pure than that of a young childe. Maybe she has experienced the same bitterness of life, which makes her deep love In addition, Liu Rushi gave a poem of "I smell the room in spring as a shepherd". It said that the red and blue tears are long, and the spring of the southern country is thin and cold. It's like a dream to go to the willow flowers. The smoke and the moon are always sad. Who knows the news of the painting hall? I can see the face of the green tent alone. I can see the orchid room of the precious gentleman's house, and I can get a pen from the east wind.
After several snows in spring, the South Bank of the river is green again. In the peach blossom and willow green, Qian Qianyi wanders in the mountains and rivers with Liu Rushi, boating on the lake, enjoying the mountains under the moon, poetry and wine as companions, and lives like a fairy. In the meantime, Liu Rushi showed his intention of making a promise by himself several times, while Qian Qianyi quietly avoided the topic after a while of excitement. Qian Qianyi has some concerns about him: first, the age gap between the two is too big, Liu Rushi is 24 years old this year, 36 years younger than himself; second, as a sinful minister, his future is hopeless, why not delay the girl's future! So he would not accept her, but he could not give up her for a moment.
Liu Rushi has her idea: she fell into the dust when she was 15 years old, and has rich readers. There are many talented and affectionate CHILDES, but how many of them can be passionate? How many of them can really care about caring women? At the age of 16, she committed herself to Chen Zilong in Songjiang. Chen Gongzi was also very talented. She was eager to teach her poetry and melody, which benefited her a lot, but she was also not in a good mood. Finally, she went all out of her way to break her heart. Now Qian Qianyi, who is talented, has become a famous poet since she was 28 years old. Although she is older, she is interested in her poems. She cares about her like this. When she is with him, she feels that life is so peaceful and interesting. What is the result of her age?
Now that they are two, what else can they worry about? In the face of Liu Rushi's infatuation, Qian Qianyi can't hesitate to back down. Finally, in this summer, Liu Rushi was officially married to his family.
Their wedding ceremony was very ingenious. They rented a large and gorgeous lotus boat and put down a rich banquet in it. They invited a dozen friends to go boating in the Songjiang waves. On the boat, there was a group of musicians. In the lively sound of the drums, Qian Qianyi and Liu Rushi worshipped the heaven and the earth, and in the cheers of friends, they went back to the banquet and drank the wine.
After marriage, their old husband and young wife travel together to famous mountains and rivers, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Nanjing and Huangshan, leaving their close and dependent figures everywhere. Liu Rushi asks her husband what he loves her. Qian Qianyi says, "I love your white face and black hair!" the implication is that he doesn't love her anywhere else. Then, Qian Qianyi asks his wife back. Liu Rushi thinks over her head and says, "I love your white hair and black face!" with coquetry, they are like a couple of flirtatious little lovers.
After a tour, they all fell in love with the beautiful scenery of the West Lake in Hangzhou, so they built a "Jiangyun building" with five couplets and two floors on the Bank of the West Lake, which is extremely magnificent. The couple lived in peace and enjoyed the morning glow and the evening rain on the West Lake every day. Time flows quietly like a poem.
In the change of Jiashen, Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself in the coal mountain, and the old ministers in Jiangnan planned to establish a new emperor. Ma Shiying respected Fuwang, while Qian Qianyi supported Zhu changfan, the king of Lu. At last, Fuwang gained power and made great achievements. Qian Qianyi was afraid that the new court could not get along with him, so he hastened to make up for Ma Shiying, who was in power, and even got the position of minister of rites. Although he was an empty rank, it made him feel safe and beautiful.
But soon after the Qing army broke through the southern capital, the one-year life of the Hongguang court was ended, and China suddenly became the world of the Qing Dynasty. Qian Qianyi, as a legacy of the old Dynasty and a famous man, is bound to attract the attention of the new regime. If he doesn't serve the new dynasty, he will be loyal to the old one. He faces the choice of fate. Liu Rushi witnessed all kinds of tragedies of the Qing army destroying the city and sweeping the south of the Yangtze River. She was filled with grief and indignation. Now that she is in the world, she urged Qian Qianyi to die and express her loyalty. Qian Qian Qian Yi thought twice and finally nodded and agreed with Liu Rushi's suggestion. They agreed to commit suicide in the West Lake together.
It was an early summer night. Qian Qianyi and Liu Rushi drove a small boat into the West Lake. The dim moonlight shone coldly on them. Liu Ru's face was sad and holy, while Qian Qianyi was a little uneasy. There were several dishes and a pot of wine on the boat. Liu Ru poured some good wine and brought a cup to her husband. He held up a cup and said slowly, "I can get to know Qian Jun, this life is enough, and I have to die with you tonight. There is no regret for my death!" Qian Qianyi was infected by her, and also raised a heroic spirit. He raised his glass and said: "I don't want to live with you, but I want to die with you. Liu Qing is really the beauty of my husband Know who you are! "After drinking a pot of wine in a quiet way, the moon is also west. Liu Rushi is the first one to stand up, holding Qian Qianyi's hand and calmly saying," let's go! "Qian Qianyi suddenly wakes up from the wine, reaches out to the boat and stirs up the water. He looks up and says to Liu Rushi," it's too cold tonight. Why don't we come another day? "" why not water cooling! "" I'm weak, No Liu Rushi knew that he was reluctant to give up this life, and she felt sorry. At this time, she was full of sadness and didn't want to persuade him. She just snuggled up in his arms and sat until dawn.
Qian Qianyi reasoned that Shuiliang would not go to the lake to commit suicide. Liu Rushi had to give up two steps and said, "if you live in seclusion and don't work in the Qing Dynasty, you can afford the old Dynasty." Qian Qianyi only agreed.
A few days later. When Qian Qianyi came back from the outside, Liu Rushi found out that he had shaved