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鼓吹 originally means the ceremonial musicians in the ancient dynasties. In your case, the whole context means a king is giving a duke some kind of reward. 秬鬯 is a kind of liquor rewarded by king to duke who makes great achievements or contributions. 寵以前後鼓吹 means the duke is invited by the king to a concert held in the palace. 前後鼓吹 means the royal musical ...
鼓 = (beat) Drum 吹 = blow (trumpet) "Beating the drum and blowing the trumpet around the person" Similar terms: 前后部鼓吹，两部鼓吹
It's a derogatory word. It's used to mock poems which abused name of the ancients and historical stories.
This is a 隸書 form of 景. According to the references cited in the 教育部異體字字典, it occurs on steles from the Tang dynasty. Sometimes these variations are done for ease of cutting, or because certain forms tend to break or wear away very easily; I don't know if this is the case here. Another form that also seems to appear a lot is with two 日, a 日 on top and a ...
穷 shouldn't be taken literally as poverty, instead, it is figurative exhaustion of one's talent; reaching the limit of one's capability. Also I am not sure 振 necessarily means becoming well-known, it could be simply hanging on steadily. Without further context I would interpret the sentence as The poetry he wrote showed no sign of exhaustion, why didn't ...
得趣 = technical term in Taoism. to find true meaning. Often used for the meaning (or pleasures), that hermits find in their surroundings. 朝退常歸隱，真修大隱情。園林應得趣，巖谷自爲名 Where are you getting the Yang family?
海量 is a pun; a man with the ability to accept others' opinions, and someone who can hold as much liquor as you can pour into him. 淸烈 also, 'purity of heart' and 'strong white (distilled?) liquor' 芳芬 also, 'fragrance = a great reputation' and fragrance = 'well fermented booze'
I feel "漫浪" here is something similar to "漂泊" (wander in distant travel away from home)。
月日 may have different meanings in different context. I guess it just means date. The literal meaning of 惶恐百拜 is I bow down to your repeatedly with full of fear, but it is just a way to show the respect and submission to someone has a higher rank such as the emperor, your boss or your teacher.
However, different meanings in different contexts. According to Baidu Baike，there are four meanings about "月日". But in my opinion, it would be explained in five ways. 1)moon and son It is understood easily and Literally. 2)the day you choose 辑五瑞，择吉月日，见四岳诸牧，还瑞。 Translate into English: Shun collected the Wurui. Then he chose a good day to meet the ...
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