Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

What does the writer say about pain and sorrow? How does the night make us forget our pain and sorrow?


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Basically Jerome personifies night as a gentle angelic matron who eases pain and sorrow by her very presence,

"Sometimes, our pain is very deep and real, and we stand before her very silent, because there is no language for our pain, only a moan. Night's heart is full of pity for us: she cannot ease our aching; she takes our hand in hers, and the little world grows very small and very far away beneath us, and, borne on her dark wings, we pass for a moment into a mightier Presence than her own, and in the wondrous light of that great Presence, all human life lies like a book before us, and we know that Pain and Sorrow are but angels of God.”