【听美文学词汇】Of Avarice 1 论贪婪

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发表于:2015-07-26 15:30 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

【词汇学习】

restless   adj. 不安定的

e.g.

"We must go on indeed," said the girl, yielding to his restless wish.

“我们必须赶路,真的” 女孩子说并顺从了他那不安定的愿望。

【正文学习】

There are two sorts of avarice; the one is but of a bastard kind; and that is, the rapacious appetite of gain, not for its own sake, but for the pleasure of refunding it immediately through all the channels of pride and luxury. The other is the true kind, and properly so called; which is a restless and unsatiable desire of riches, not for any further end of use, but only to hoard, and preserve, and perpetually increase them. The covetous man of the first kind is like a greedy ostrich, which devours any metal, but it is with an intent to feed upon it, and in effect it makes a shift to digest and excern it. The second is like the foolish chough, which loves to steal money only to hide it. The first does much harm to mankind, and a little good too, to some few. The second does good to none; no, not to himself. The first can make no excuse to God, or angels, or rational men for his actions. The second can give no reason or colour, not to the devil himself, for what he does: he is a slave to Mammon without wages. The first makes a shift to be beloved; aye, and envied, too, by some people. The second is the universal object of hatred and contempt.

【作业】

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