January 25th, 2020
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster （ｐ. 138 ~ p. 157 ）
（The Weald に広がる美しい秋の風景）
The Sunday was a glorious day. The sun rose higher on its journey, guided, not by Phaethon, but by Apollo, competent, unswerving, divine.
Ah, how beautiful The Weald looked! The hills stood out above its radiance, as Fiesole stands above the Tuscan plain, and the South Downs, if one chose, were the mountains of Carrara. She might be forgetting her Italy, but she was noticing more things in her England. One could play a new game with the view, and try to find in its innumerable folds some town or village that would do for Florence. Ah, how beautiful the Weald looked!
For the second time, Lucy was kissed by George, who loved passionately.
“You cannot live with Vyse. He’s only for an acquaintance. He is for society and cultivated talk. He should know no one intimately, least of all a woman.”
“It is our last chance. I shall do all that I can.”
Preparing to go, “It is being certain that Lucy cares for me really. It is that love and youth matter intellectually.”
He left them, carefully closing the front door.
Lucy had no reaction. “Well, he amuses me, “ she said. “Either I’m mad, or else he is, and I’m inclined to think it’s the latter.”
The scales fell from Lucy’s eyes. The same evening Lucy broke her engagement off.
Jon先生spent New Year’s holidays in Akita and helped shoveling snow . He enjoyed himself with his friend’s family.
Jon 先生 talked about the history of the cinema , showing some pictures as follows.
In 1891 the Edison Company in the USA successfully demonstrated a prototype of the Kinetoscope, which enabled one person at a time to view moving pictures.
The first to present projected moving pictures to a paying audience (i.e. cinema) were the Lumiere brothers in December 1895 in Paris.
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