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waga dai ya nennen ni heru yakubarai
people of my age -
with the passing of years
less impurities to cleanse
In 1900, the Japanese government sent Sōseki to study in Great Britain as Japan's first Japanese English literary scholar. He wrote about that period:
'' The two years I spent in London were the most unpleasant years in my life. Among English gentlemen I lived in misery, like a poor dog that had strayed among a pack of wolves. ''
The lamp once outCool stars enterThe window frame.Translated by Soiku Shigematsu