Liu Cen (1087-1167), named Jigao and Zhushan, was a native of Wuxing (now Huzhou, Zhejiang) in the Song Dynasty and moved to Liyang (now Jiangsu). He was born as a Jinshi, and later became the Minister of Household Affairs. He knew Yangzhou and Tanzhou, and was waiting for the establishment of Huiyou Pavilion.


Liu Cen's "Menxiatie" paper, cursive script, length 31.3 cm, width 52.5 cm, collected by the Palace Museum, Beijing

It was already over forty years since Cen Qing left his family. The rain stagnates in Nanpu, and I deeply regret the delay in listening to the teachings the day before. In the external books, I heard that I had kept the books recently. The roads were dirty, and the books came slowly, but I have been diligent in caring for them. What if I don't wait for the review today? Cen came here to avoid the water and climbed the battlements three times. The situation can be imagined. After a few more days, the water will recede, and I will be far away from the wall, feeling confused in my heart. Day and night, those who kowtow and talk about fate ask about the public's movements, and it is cloudy: Autumn will definitely return. Since then, I have reported to my residence day and night. The meaning of the Lotus Sutra is exogenous, and the relationship between flesh and blood is nothing more than this, and the two families are grateful. When I heard that the old man has returned to Shanyin, I must have thoughts about him. However, the return date is not far away, so there is no need to have thoughts. Without words, I will be more generous and self-loving. Tingwei Kangning, belongs to Jiajian. There is something to be taught in the southeast, no matter how small or big, if Cen doesn’t like his strength, he must not do it. On the right hand letter, I present this letter to the left-behind minister, Yun Wen, to pay tribute to Liu Cenzi on the 6th day of the lunar month.

The writing used in this post is rich, "relaxed and free-spirited, with a sense of contentment" ({"Shu Shi Hui Yao"), which was written in his later years.
Appreciation marks: "□zhou" (Zhu Wen), "Song Luo Appraisal" (Zhu Wen), "Lianqiao Zeng Guan" (Bai Wen), "Lianqiao Appreciation" (Zhu Wen), "Jiang Xun's Seal" (Bai Wen), "De "Liang" (Zhu Wen Lianzhu), "Emperor's Eleventh Son Cheng Prince Yi Jin Zhai Book Seal" (Zhu Wen), "Nanyun Zhai Seal" (Zhu Wen).
Records from past dynasties: "Appraisal of Paintings and Calligraphy".