They appeared before their sovereign king ，
To seek from him the rules [they were to observe] .
With their dargon-emblazoned banners ， flying bright ，
The bells on them and their front-boards tinkling ，
And with the rings on the ends of the reins glittering ，
Admirable was their majesty ， and splendour .
He led them to appear before his father shrined on the left ，
Where he discharged hisi filial duty ， and presented his offerings ； ——
That he might have granted to him long life ，
And ever preserve [his dignity] .
Great and many are his blessings .
They are the brilliant and accomplished princes .
Who cheer him with his many sources of happiness ，
Enabling him to perpetuate them in their brightness as pure blessing .