10月 062007
 

写在前面:最近没什么心情写BLOG,所以贴一篇著名的演讲出来,Gettysburg Address,林肯总统的。这篇演讲我以前背诵过(可惜现在忘的差不多了),气势磅礴,我想啊,要是我考研作文能写出这水平就好了。尤其是最后一句:government of the people, by the people, for the people演变为后来孙中山先生的三民主义。

在《他改变了中国——江泽民传》中提到,江泽民在出任上海市长时曾经面对学生,背诵了这篇演讲,这种气魄让我对老江是肃然起敬。

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

  2 Responses to “Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address”

  1. by the people, for the people这句在JFK里也有引用啊~~

  2. 这才贴,,,,狠经典的啊~!

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