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A Child's Dream of a Star(2)

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As the child beheld10 his brother's angel in her arms, he cried, "O, sister, I am here! Take me!" And she turned and smiled upon him, and the star was shining.
 
He grew to be a young man, and was busy at his books when an old servant came to him and said:
 
"Thy mother is no more. I bring her blessing11 on her darling son!"
 
Again at night he saw the star, and all that former company. Said his sister's angel to the leader:
 
"Is my brother come?"
 
And he said, "Thy mother!"
 
A mighty12 cry of joy went forth through all the star, because the mother was reunited to her two children. And he stretched out his arms and cried, "O, mother, sister, and brother, I am here! Take me!" And they answered him, "Not yet," and the star was shining.
 
He grew to be a man, whose hair was turning gray, and he was sitting in his chair by the fireside, heavy with grief, and with his face bedewed with tears, when the star opened once again.
 
Said his sister's angel to the leader: "Is my brother come?"
 
And he said, "Nay13, but his maiden14 daughter."
 
And the man who had been the child saw his daughter, newly lost to him, a celestial15 creature among those three, and he said, "My daughter's head is on my sister's bosom16, and her arm is around my mother's neck, and at her feet there is the baby of old time, and I can bear the parting from her, God be praised!"
 
And the star was shining.
 
Thus the child came to be an old man, and his once smooth face was wrinkled, and his steps were slow and feeble, and his back was bent17. And one night as he lay upon his bed, his children standing round, he cried, as he had cried so long ago:
 
"I see the star!"
 
They whispered one to another, "He is dying."
 
And he said, "I am. My age is falling from me like a garment, and I move towards the star as a child. And O, my Father, now I thank Thee that it has so often opened, to receive those dear ones who await me!"
 
And the star was shining, and it shines upon his grave.


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    1 gambol     
    v.欢呼,雀跃
    参考例句:
  • He determined to revisit the scene of the last evening's gambol.他决计再到昨晚嬉戏的地方去一趟。
  • He didn't play sports or a musical instrument,gamble at whist or gambol on a horse.他不做运动,不玩乐器,不赌博,不骑马。


  • 2 specks     
    n.眼镜;斑点,微粒,污点( speck的名词复数 )
    参考例句:
  • Minutes later Brown spotted two specks in the ocean. 几分钟后布朗发现海洋中有两个小点。 来自英汉非文学 - 百科语料821
  • Do you ever seem to see specks in front of your eyes? 你眼睛前面曾似乎看见过小点吗? 来自辞典例句


  • 3 spire     
    n.(教堂)尖顶,尖塔,高点
    参考例句:
  • The church spire was struck by lightning.教堂的尖顶遭到了雷击。
  • They could just make out the spire of the church in the distance.他们只能辨认出远处教堂的尖塔。


  • 4 standing     
    n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
    参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。


  • 5 drooped     
    弯曲或下垂,发蔫( droop的过去式和过去分词 )
    参考例句:
  • Her eyelids drooped as if she were on the verge of sleep. 她眼睑低垂好像快要睡着的样子。
  • The flowers drooped in the heat of the sun. 花儿晒蔫了。


  • 6 solitary     
    adj.孤独的,独立的,荒凉的;n.隐士
    参考例句:
  • I am rather fond of a solitary stroll in the country.我颇喜欢在乡间独自徜徉。
  • The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert.这座城堡巍然耸立在沙漠的边际,显得十分壮美。


  • 7 glorified     
    美其名的,变荣耀的
    参考例句:
  • The restaurant was no more than a glorified fast-food cafe. 这地方美其名曰餐馆,其实只不过是个快餐店而已。
  • The author glorified the life of the peasants. 那个作者赞美了农民的生活。


  • 8 thither     
    adv.向那里;adj.在那边的,对岸的
    参考例句:
  • He wandered hither and thither looking for a playmate.他逛来逛去找玩伴。
  • He tramped hither and thither.他到处流浪。


  • 9 forth     
    adv.向前;向外,往外
    参考例句:
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。


  • 10 beheld     
    v.看,注视( behold的过去式和过去分词 );瞧;看呀;(叙述中用于引出某人意外的出现)哎哟
    参考例句:
  • His eyes had never beheld such opulence. 他从未见过这样的财富。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The soul beheld its features in the mirror of the passing moment. 灵魂在逝去的瞬间的镜子中看到了自己的模样。 来自英汉文学 - 红字


  • 11 blessing     
    n.祈神赐福;祷告;祝福,祝愿
    参考例句:
  • The blessing was said in Hebrew.祷告用了希伯来语。
  • A double blessing has descended upon the house.双喜临门。


  • 12 mighty     
    adj.强有力的;巨大的
    参考例句:
  • A mighty force was about to break loose.一股巨大的力量即将迸发而出。
  • The mighty iceberg came into view.巨大的冰山出现在眼前。


  • 13 nay     
    adv.不;n.反对票,投反对票者
    参考例句:
  • He was grateful for and proud of his son's remarkable,nay,unique performance.他为儿子出色的,不,应该是独一无二的表演心怀感激和骄傲。
  • Long essays,nay,whole books have been written on this.许多长篇大论的文章,不,应该说是整部整部的书都是关于这件事的。


  • 14 maiden     
    n.少女,处女;adj.未婚的,纯洁的,无经验的
    参考例句:
  • The prince fell in love with a fair young maiden.王子爱上了一位年轻美丽的少女。
  • The aircraft makes its maiden flight tomorrow.这架飞机明天首航。


  • 15 celestial     
    adj.天体的;天上的
    参考例句:
  • The rosy light yet beamed like a celestial dawn.玫瑰色的红光依然象天上的朝霞一样绚丽。
  • Gravity governs the motions of celestial bodies.万有引力控制着天体的运动。


  • 16 bosom     
    n.胸,胸部;胸怀;内心;adj.亲密的
    参考例句:
  • She drew a little book from her bosom.她从怀里取出一本小册子。
  • A dark jealousy stirred in his bosom.他内心生出一阵恶毒的嫉妒。


  • 17 bent     
    n.爱好,癖好;adj.弯的;决心的,一心的
    参考例句:
  • He was fully bent upon the project.他一心扑在这项计划上。
  • We bent over backward to help them.我们尽了最大努力帮助他们。



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