《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第16章06(中英对照)

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2012-1-6 17:34

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第16章06(中英对照)

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《傲慢与偏见》(Pride and prejudice)是简·奥斯汀最早完成的作品.这部作品以日常生活为素材,一反当时社会上流行的感伤小说的内容和矫揉造作的写作方法,生动地反映了18世纪末到19世纪初处于保守和闭塞状态下的英国乡镇生活和世态人情.这部社会风情画式的小说不仅在当时吸引着广大的读者,时至今日,仍给读者以独特的艺术享受.

The whist party soon afterwards breaking up, the players gathered round the other table, and Mr. Collins took his station between his cousin Elizabeth and Mrs. Philips. -- The usual inquiries as to his success were made by the latter. It had not been very great; he had lost every point; but when Mrs. Philips began to express her concern thereupon, he assured her with much earnest gravity that it was not of the least importance, that he considered the money as a mere trifle, and begged she would not make herself uneasy.

"I know very well, madam," said he, "that when persons sit down to a card table, they must take their chance of these things, -- and happily I am not in such circumstances as to make five shillings any object. There are undoubtedly many who could not say the same, but thanks to Lady Catherine de Bourgh, I am removed far beyond the necessity of regarding little matters."

Mr. Wickham's attention was caught; and after observing Mr. Collins for a few moments, he asked Elizabeth in a low voice whether her relation were very intimately acquainted with the family of de Bourgh.

"Lady Catherine de Bourgh," she replied, "has very lately given him a living. I hardly know how Mr. Collins was first introduced to her notice, but he certainly has not known her long."

"You know of course that Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Lady Anne Darcy were sisters; consequently that she is aunt to the present Mr. Darcy."

"No, indeed, I did not. -- I knew nothing at all of Lady Catherine's connections. I never heard of her existence till the day before yesterday."

"Her daughter, Miss de Bourgh, will have a very large fortune, and it is believed that she and her cousin will unite the two estates."

This information made Elizabeth smile, as she thought of poor Miss Bingley. Vain indeed must be all her attentions, vain and useless her affection for his sister and her praise of himself, if he were already self-destined to another.

"Mr. Collins," said she, "speaks highly both of Lady Catherine and her daughter; but from some particulars that he has related of her ladyship, I suspect his gratitude misleads him, and that in spite of her being his patroness, she is an arrogant, conceited woman."

"I believe her to be both in a great degree," replied Wickham; "I have not seen her for many years, but I very well remember that I never liked her, and that her manners were dictatorial and insolent. She has the reputation of being remarkably sensible and clever; but I rather believe she derives part of her abilities from her rank and fortune, part from her authoritative manner, and the rest from the pride of her nephew, who chuses that every one connected with him should have an understanding of the first class."

Elizabeth allowed that he had given a very rational account of it, and they continued talking together with mutual satisfaction till supper put an end to cards; and gave the rest of the ladies their share of Mr. Wickham's attentions. There could be no conversation in the noise of Mrs. Philips's supper party, but his manners recommended him to every body. Whatever he said, was said well; and whatever he did, done gracefully. Elizabeth went away with her head full of him. She could think of nothing but of Mr. Wickham, and of what he had told her, all the way home; but there was not time for her even to mention his name as they went, for neither Lydia nor Mr. Collins were once silent. Lydia talked incessantly of lottery tickets, of the fish she had lost and the fish she had won, and Mr. Collins, in describing the civility of Mr. and Mrs. Philips, protesting that he did not in the least regard his losses at whist, enumerating all the dishes at supper, and repeatedly fearing that he crouded his cousins, had more to say than he could well manage before the carriage stopped at Longbourn House.

“惠斯脱“牌散场了,玩牌的人都围到另一张桌子上来,柯林斯先生站在他的表妹伊丽莎白和腓力普太太之间。腓力普太太照例问他赢了没有。他没有赢,他完全输了。腓力普太太表示为他惋惜,于是他慎重其事地告诉她说,区区小事何必摆在心上,因为他根本不看重钱,请她不要觉得心里不安。

他说:“我很明白,太太,人只要坐上了牌桌,一切就得看自己的运气了,幸亏我并不把五个先令当作一回事。当然好些人就不会象我这样说法,也是多亏咖苔琳·德·包尔夫人,有了她,我就不必为这点小数目心痛了。“

这话引起了韦翰先生的注意。韦翰看了柯林斯先生几眼,便低声问伊丽莎白,她这位亲戚是不是同德·包尔家很相熟。

伊丽莎白回答道:“咖苔琳·德·包尔夫人最近给了他一个牧师职位。我简直不明白柯林斯先生是怎么受到她常识的,不过他一定没有认识她多久。“

“想你一定知道咖苔琳·德·包尔夫人和安妮·达西夫人是姐妹吧。咖苔琳夫人正是现在这位达西先生的姨母呢。“

“不知道,我的确不知道。关于咖苔琳夫人的亲戚,我半点儿都不知道。我还是前天才晓得有她这个人的。“

“她的女儿德·包尔小姐将来会承受到一笔很大的财产,大家都相信她和她的姨表兄将来会把两份家产合并起来。“

这话不禁叫伊丽莎白笑了起来,因为这使她想起了可怜的彬格莱小姐。要是达西果真已经另有心上人,那么,彬格莱小姐的百般殷勤都是枉然,她对达西妹妹的关怀以及对达西本人的赞美,也完全白费了。

“柯林斯先生对咖苔琳夫人母女俩真是赞不绝口,可是听他讲起那位夫人来,有些地方真叫我不得不怀疑他说得有些过分,对她感激得迷住了心窍。尽管她是他的恩人,她仍然是个既狂妄又自大的女人。“

“我相信她这两种毛病都很严重,“韦翰回答道。“我有多少年没见过她了,可是我刻我自己一向讨厌她,因为她为人处世既专横又无礼。大家都说她非常通情达理;不过我总以为人家所以夸她能干,一方面是因为她有钱有势,一方面因为她盛气凌人,加上她又有那么了不起的一个姨侄,只有那些具有上流社会教养的人,才巴结上他。“

伊丽莎白承认他这番话说得很有理。他们俩继续谈下去,彼此十分投机,一直谈到打牌散场吃晚饭的时候,别的小姐们才有机会分享一点韦翰先生的殷勤。腓力普太太宴请的这些客人们正在大声喧哗,简直叫人无法谈话,好在光凭他的举止作风,也就足以博得每个人的欢心了。他一言一语十分风趣,一举一动非常温雅。伊丽莎白临走时,脑子里只想到他一个人。她在回家的路上一心只想到韦翰先生,想到他跟她说过的那些话,可是一路上丽迪雅和柯林斯先生全没有住过嘴,因此她连提到他名字的机会也没有。丽迪雅不停地谈到抓彩票,谈到她哪一次输了又哪一次赢了;柯林斯先生尽说些腓力普先生和腓力普太太的殷勤款待,又说打“惠斯脱“输了几个钱他毫不在乎,又把晚餐的菜肴一盘盘背出来,几次三番地说是怕自己挤了表妹们。他要说的话太多,当马车停在浪博恩的屋门口时,他的话还没有说完。