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As the elegant demeanor was 风采依旧

Chaucer was over seventy, but he was not convinced of his age. At a time he boasted: "My physical strength is as strong as that I was young." The opposite person asked: "What do you rely on?" Chaucer said, "There is a big stone roller in my compound. I couldn't heave(举起) it when was young, neither can I now."     乔叟年过六旬,仍不服老。一次,他对人夸耀说:“我和年轻时力气一样大。” 对方问:“何以见得?”乔叟说:“我家大院里有个碌碡,年轻时我举不起来,现在我还是举不起来。”