The nightingale and the rose
By Oscar Wilde
"She has form," he said to himself, as he walked away through the grove - "that cannot be denied to her; but has she got feeling? I am afraid not. In fact, she is like most artists; she is all style, without any sincerity.She would not sacrifice herself for others. She thinks merely of music, and everybody knows that the arts are selfish. Still, it must be admitted that she has some beautiful notes in her voice. What a pity it is that they do not mean anything, or do any practical good." And he went into his room, and lay down on his little pallet-bed, and began to think of his love;and, after a time, he fell asleep.
And when the Moon shone in the heavens the Nightingale flew to the Rose-tree, and set her breast against the thorn. All night long she sang with her breast against the thorn, and the cold crystal Moon leaned down and listened. All night long she sang, and the thorn went deeper and deeper into her breast, and her life-blood ebbed away from her.
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The nightingale and the rose（夜莺与玫瑰）是Oscar Wilde（奥斯卡·王尔德）的经典童话之一，这篇文章配以英音的音频，仔细模仿可以锻炼口语，学习到外国人的语调。录下自己的模仿并且反复回放，比较和原音频的区别效果更佳哦~
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