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When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, even inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents of themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hunderd years ago, I consider that great when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.

Excerpt from Westminster Abbey by Joseph Addison

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当我瞻仰伟人的坟墓,心中所有的嫉妒顿时烟消云散;当我读到伟人的悼文,所有的非分之想顷刻消失殆尽;当我遇见在墓碑旁悲痛欲绝的父母亲,我的心中也满怀同情;当我看到那些父母亲自己的坟墓,我不禁感慨:既然我们很快都要追随逝者的脚步,悲伤又有何用。当我看到国王与那些将他们废黜的人躺在一起,当我想到那些争斗一生的智者,或是那些通过竞争和争执将世界分裂的圣人们被后人并排葬在一起,我对人类的那些微不足道的竞争、内讧和争论感到震惊和悲伤。当我看到一些坟墓上的日期,有的死于昨日,而有的死于六百年前,我不禁想到,有那么一天我们都会在同一个时代同时出现在世人眼前。

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