The nightingale and the rose
By Oscar Wilde
She sang first of the birth of love in the heart of a boy and a girl. And on the top-most spray of the Rose-tree there blossomed a marvellous rose,petal following petal, as song followed song. Pale was it, at first, as the mist that hangs over the river - pale as the feet of the morning, and silver as the wings of the dawn. As the shadow of a rose in a mirror of silver, as the shadow of a rose in a water-pool, so was the rose that blossomed on the topmost spray of the Tree.
But the Tree cried to the Nightingale to press closer against the thorn."Press closer, little Nightingale," cried the Tree, "or the Day will come before the rose is finished."
So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and louder and louder grew her song, for she sang of the birth of passion in the soul of a man and a maid.
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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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