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Edward Morgan Forster--The Englishman 汉译

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Edward Morgan Forster--The Englishman 汉译

The Englishman

Edward Morgan Forster

The Englishman appears to be cold and unemotional because he is really slow. When an event happens, he may understand it quickly enough with his mind, but he takes quite a while to feel it. Once upon a time a coach, containing some Englishmen and some Frenchmen, was driving over the Alps. The horses ran away, and as they were dashing across a bridge the coach caught on the stonework, tottered, and nearly fell into the ravine below. The Frenchmen were frantic with terror: they screamed and gesticulated and flung themselves about and gesticulated and flung themselves about, as Frenchmen would. The Englishmen sat quite calm. An hour later the coach drew up at an inn to change horses, and by that time the situations were exactly reversed. The Frenchmen had forgotten all about the danger, and were chattering gaily; the Englishmen had just begun to feel it, and one had a nervous breakdown and was obliged to go to bed. We have here a clear physical difference between the two races—a difference that goes deep into character. The Frenchmen responded at once; the Englishmen responded in time. They were slow and they were also practical. Their instinct forbade them to throw themselves about in the coach, because it was more likely to trip over if they did. They had this extraordinary appreciation of fact that we shall notice again and again. When a disaster comes, the English instinct is to do what can be done first, and to postpone the feeling as long as possible. Hence they are splendid at emergencies. No doubt they are brave—no one will deny that—but bravery is partly an affair of the nerves, and the English nervous system is well equipped for meeting a physical emergency. It acts promptly and feels slowly. Such a combination is fruitful, and anyone who possesses it has gone a long way toward being brave. And when the action is over, then the Englishman can feel.

译文:

英国人

爱德华·摩尔根·福斯特

英国人表面上给人以冷漠无情之感,实际上则因为感觉较慢。一事发生,英国人凭其心智往往能迅速理解,但谈到感受,却要再等相当一段时间。一次,一辆载有英国人与法国人的马车行径阿尔卑斯山中。马忽受惊而狂奔,车过骄时绊在石栏上,颠簸剧烈,几乎坠落崖下。车上的法国人惊骇万状,叫喊指划,乱作一团,表现了十足法国人的作风。而车上的英国人则坐在那里,一声不出。一小时后,马车停在一家客店门前准备换马,这时,出现的情景适与刚才相反。法国人早已把危险忘得干干净净,正在欢聚一处,谈笑风生;而英国人这时才开始对危险有所感受,其中一人甚至因神经受刺激过度,只好卧床休息。这里我们明显看到两个名族在生理上的差异——这个差异往往影响至其性格深处。这即是,在对事物的反应上,法国人迅速,英国人适时。英国人有缓慢之短,但也有实际之长。他们的天性阻止他们在车上乱跳乱动,因为那样做更容易造成翻车危险。他们对现实的那种非常的领悟能力实在不乏例证。每逢灾难临头,英国人的天性总是先做其能做的事,而将感情一事尽量搁后。其所以能临危不惧,理由在此。当然这也因为他们勇敢——这点不会有人否认——但勇敢也多少与人的神经有关,而英国人的神经系统则最适合于应付实际危险。其特点为行动敏捷,而感觉迟缓。这一妙合每每能产生良好结果;谁如具备这个特点,他离勇敢就不远了。但事过之后,英国人也能感受。



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