17. It is easy to think to oneself that one‘s emotions used to be more vivid than they are， and one’s mind more keen.
18. the other thing to be avoided is clinging to youth in the hope of sucking vigour from its vitality.
19. Animals become indifferent to their young as soon as their young can look after themselves， but human beings， owing to the length of infancy， find this difficult.
21. I think that a successful old age is easiest for those who have strong impersonal interests involving appropriate activities.
22.Yong men who have reason to fear that they will be killed in battle may justifiably feel bitter in the thought that they have been cheated of the best things that life has to offer. But in old man who has known human joys and sorrows， and has achieved whatever work it was in him to do ，to fear of death is somewhat object and ignoble.
23. An individual human existence should be like a river—— small at first， narrowly contained within its banks， and rushing passionately past boulders and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider， the banks recede， the waters flow more quietly， and in the end ， without any visible break， they become merged in the sea， and painlessly lose their individual being.
I find it a great honour to be asked to write a preface to this collection of his essays.
In “ A River at Heart”， he expressed his deep feelings towards the flowing water of a creek， which reminded me of my own love for the boundless， vast sea.
In recent years， unable to move about easily， I have been leading a dull life like that of “a frog at the bottom of a well”。 Reading his travel notes gave me great pleasure because they are so colourful and vivid that I felt I was actually there.
Just like going through old dreams， I remembered the three weeks I had spent in London in 1936. during that time， when the sun， the moon and the stars were hidden behind the thick fog day and night， I visited the British Museum and the Westminster and called on my English friends.
As I was very close to the Louvre， I would loiter in the palace the whole morning.
After lunch， I would come out and sit on the steps at the entrance of the palace， enjoying the big flower beds near the gate filled with blooming tulips of distinctive red， yellow， white and purple.
One of my favourite European countries falls on Italy which is built of stone.
Things I can remember in Florence are the statues and murals in the Art Gallery as well as the lampstands on the walls of each house. Under each lampstand， there is q unique iron ring used to tie the horses when parties or banquets are held.
UNIT 6 LITERATURES
1. 重神似不重形似“这是在讨论翻译问题时常说的一句话。 傅雷—人间喜剧， 约翰。克利斯朵夫， 最难应付的是原文中最简单最明白而最短。
2.“No， no， no，” replied this individual， who was blond and vigorous and by nature a little irritable and contentious.
“没有，没有，没有，” 这个人回答说。他长得漂漂亮亮，精神饱满，生性有点暴躁， 喜欢争吵。
4.“No， sir， but couldn‘t I pick it up pretty quick if I tried hard？”