英语短文：Happy Life at a Tavern小客栈的乐趣（双语阅读）
We dined at an excellent inn at Chapelhouse, where Dr. Johnson expatiated on the felicity of England in its taverns and inns, and triumphed over the French for not having, in any perfection, the tavern life. "There is no private house, "said he, "in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern." Let there be ever so great plenty of good things, ever so much grandeur, ever so much elegance, ever so much desire that everybody should be easy, in the nature of things it cannot be: there must always be some degree of care and anxiety.
The master of the house is anxious to entertain his guests; the guests are anxious to bearable to him; and no man but a very impudent dog indeed can as freely command what is in another's house as if it were his own. Whereas at a tavern there is a general freedom from anxiety.
You are sure you are welcome; the more noise you make, the more trouble you give, the more good things you call for, the more welcome you are. No servants will attend you with the alacrity. which waiters do, who are excited with the prospect of an immediate reward in proportion as they please.
No, sir; there is nothing which has as yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
-By James Boswell詹姆斯·鲍斯韦尔