Saturday, June 6, 2015
From Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
"Alas! How few of Nature's faces are left alone to gladden us with their beauty! The cares, and sorrows, and hungerings of the world, change them as they change hearts; and it is only when those passions sleep, and have lost their hold forever, that the troubled clouds pass off, and leave Heaven's surface clear."
From Chapter XXIV