In life we are close to each other under the same roof; when after, the dust in the same grave.
That is what others anticipate from us, why not in ourselves we have the same belief?
Qian Low is a poor intellectual; his wife is so virtuous as not to care about his poverty.
Jie Que is famer; his wife always venerates him as an honored guest.
Tao Qian does not make a living; his wife takes family livelihood.
Liang Hong gives up his official career, his wife Meng Guang is willing to wear anything threadbare.
Though you may not read much, I reckon you must have heard of these stories.
Hundreds of years later, we ought to be the heirs of those noble persons.
Throughout our lives in this world, we should not forget what we are living for.
What we need are but adequate clothing and food to keep us alive.
Meager meal of vegetable and rice will suffice, why need delicacies?
Clothes made of cotton will suffice, why need raiment made of brocades?
You are from the family of good teachings, so let us bequeath the noble decencies to our children
I am also from a humble but noble family, fortunately we can wed each other.
I sincerely hope we could lead a life of simplicity, being happily together to the end of our days.