来源：沪江听写酷 2014-03-08 08:00
On the Feeling of Immortality in youth
It is the simplicity, and as it were abstractedness to our feelings in youth, that, so to speak, identifies us with nature, and our experience being slight and our passions strong, deludes us into a belief of being immortal like it. Our short-lives connection with existence we fondly flatter ourselves, is an indissoluble and lasting union, a honeymoon that knows neither coldness, jar, nor separation. As infants smile and sleep, we are rocked in the cradle of our wayward fancies, and lulled into security by the roar of the universe around us. We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the more, objects press around us, filling the mind with their magnitude and with the strong of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.