阿拉贡

法国诗人阿拉贡看到法兰西院士于勒·罗曼和一位蒙着面纱的妓女在一起,晚上睡不着,写下四行诗以言志:

去妓院

我更喜欢乘坐地铁

那样更便宜

而且温暖。

ULYSSES

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

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We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are—

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

如今的我们,力量虽比不上往昔,

不能再惊天动地;却依然是故我,

尽管这性情依旧坚忍的英雄心

被时光和命运削弱,意志仍坚强,

仍要奋斗、探索、发现,绝不低头。