Three Men In A Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
- ..”I had the symptoms, beyond all mistake, the chief among them being “a general disinclination to work of any kind“.
- “What we want is rest”, said Harris.
- “Rest and a complete change”, said George. “The overstrain upon our brains has produced a general depression throughout the system. Change of scene, and absence for the necessity for thought, will restore the mental equilibrium”.
- “Montmorency’s ambition in life is to get in the way and be sworn at”.
“Slowly the golden memory of the dead sun fades from the hearts of the cold, sad clouds. Silent, like sorrowing children, the birds have ceased their song and only the moorhen’s plaintive cry and the harsh croak of the corncrake stirs the awed hush around the couch of waters, where the dying day breathes out her last.
From the dim woods on either bank, Night’s ghostly army, the grey shadows, creep out with noiseless tread to chase away the lingering rearguard of the light, and pass, with noiseless, unseen feet, above the waving river-grass, and through the sighing rushes; and Night, upon her sombre throne, folds her black wings above the darkening world, and, from her phantom palace, lit by the pale stars, reigns in stillness“.