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Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.

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Henry van Dyke

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman

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    谁能解释大自然可爱的秘密病情?这是我们母亲前夕传来的忧郁感。这是对失去的天堂的无意识记忆。从某种意义上说,即使我们应该找到另一个伊甸园,我们也不适合完美地享受它或永远留在其中。

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