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2010年1月15日星期五

Adversity

I have often been downcast, but never in despair;I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a diferent life from other girls and,later on,diferent from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest,and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side nof the most dangerous moments.

--Anne Frank:The Diary of a Young Girl

2010年1月5日星期二

A Picture of Americans

It is a strange and curios picture of Americans. If ever a people had behind them a tradition of great purposes, termendous dreams, the people of America have that tradition. There is not one of us, there is not a child in this Pepublic, who does not know the story. No force of terror, nopressure of population, drove our ancestors across this continent. They came as the great explorers crossed the Atlantic, because of the imagination of their minds -because they imagined a better, a more beautiful, a freer, happier world; because they were men not only of courage, not only of strength and hardiness, but of warm and vivid desire; because they desired; because they had the power to desire.

-Archibald MacLeish: A Countinuing Journey
A Lover of Animals

From my infancy I was noted for the docility and humanity of my disposition. My tenderness of heart was even so conspicuous as to make me the jest of my companions. I was especially fond of animals, and was indulged by my parents with a great variety of pets. With this I spent most of my time, and never was so happy as when feeding and caressing them. To those who have cherished an affection for a faithful and sagacious dog, I need hardly be at the trouble of explaining the nature of the intensity of the gratification thus derivable. There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

-Edgar Allan Poe: The Black Cat

2010年1月3日星期日

三国人物




曹操。机武帝,
徐晃与曹丕。