Screamy赵爷对《Confession of an English Opium Eater》的笔记(1)

Confession of an English Opium Eater
  • 书名: Confession of an English Opium Eater
  • 作者: Quincey, Thomas de; Morley, Henry;
  • 页数: 288
  • 出版年: 2009-2
  • 第5页
    At half after three I rose, and gazed with deep emotion at the ancient towers of 'drest in earliest light,' and beginging to crimson with the radiant lustre of a cloudless July morning. I was firm and immovable in my purpose, but yet agitated by anticipation of uncertain danger and troubles; and if I could have forseen the hurricane, the perfect hail-storm of affliction, which soon fell upon me, well might I have been agitated. To this agitation the deep peace of the morning presented an affecting contrast, and in some degree a medicine. The silence was more profound than that of midnight: and to me the silence of a summer morning is more touching than all other silence, because, the light being broad and strong, as that of noon-day at other seasons of the year, it seems to differ from perfect day chiefly because man is not yet abroad; and thus, the peace of nature, and of the innocent creatures of god, seems to be secure and deep, only so long as the presence of man, and his restless and unquiet spirit, are not there to trouble its sanctity.
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