《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第43章06(中英对照)

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2012-5-14 09:13

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第43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之一.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。

Chapter 43

She longed to know what at that moment was passing in his mind; in what manner he thought of her, and whether, in defiance of every thing, she was still dear to him. Perhaps he had been civil only because he felt himself at ease; yet there had been that in his voice which was not like ease. Whether he had felt more of pain or of pleasure in seeing her, she could not tell, but he certainly had not seen her with composure.

At length, however, the remarks of her companions on her absence of mind roused her, and she felt the necessity of appearing more like herself.

They entered the woods, and bidding adieu to the river for a while, ascended some of the higher grounds; whence, in spots where the opening of the trees gave the eye power to wander, were many charming views of the valley, the opposite hills, with the long range of woods overspreading many, and occasionally part of the stream. Mr. Gardiner expressed a wish of going round the whole Park, but feared it might be beyond a walk. With a triumphant smile, they were told that it was ten miles round. It settled the matter; and they pursued the accustomed circuit; which brought them again, after some time, in a descent among hanging woods, to the edge of the water, in one of its narrowest parts. They crossed it by a simple bridge, in character with the general air of the scene; it was a spot less adorned than any they had yet visited; and the valley, here contracted into a glen, allowed room only for the stream, and a narrow walk amidst the rough coppice-wood which bordered it. Elizabeth longed to explore its windings; but when they had crossed the bridge, and perceived their distance from the house, Mrs. Gardiner, who was not a great walker, could go no farther, and thought only of returning to the carriage as quickly as possible. Her niece was, therefore, obliged to submit, and they took their way towards the house on the opposite side of the river, in the nearest direction; but their progress was slow, for Mr. Gardiner, though seldom able to indulge the taste, was very fond of fishing, and was so much engaged in watching the occasional appearance of some trout in the water, and talking to the man about them, that he advanced but little. Whilst wandering on in this slow manner, they were again surprised, and Elizabeth's astonishment was quite equal to what it had been at first, by the sight of Mr. Darcy approaching them, and at no great distance. The walk being here less sheltered than on the other side, allowed them to see him before they met. Elizabeth, however astonished, was at least more prepared for an interview than before, and resolved to appear and to speak with calmness, if he really intended to meet them. For a few moments, indeed, she felt that he would probably strike into some other path. This idea lasted while a turning in the walk concealed him from their view; the turning past, he was immediately before them. With a glance she saw that he had lost none of his recent civility; and, to imitate his politeness, she began, as they met, to admire the beauty of the place; but she had not got beyond the words "delightful," and "charming," when some unlucky recollections obtruded, and she fancied that praise of Pemberley from her might be mischievously construed. Her colour changed, and she said no more.

第四十三章

她真起知道他这时候在想些什么,他心目中怎样看待她,他是否会冒天下之大不韪,依旧对她有好感。他也许只是自以为心头一无牵挂,所以对她特别客气,可是听他说话的声调,自有一种说不出的意味,又不象是一无牵挂的样子。她不知道他见了她是痛苦多于快乐,还是快乐多于痛苦,可是看他那副样子,决不象是心神镇定。

后来舅父母怪她怎么心不在焉,这才提醒了她,觉得应该装得象个样子。

他们走进树林,踏上山坡,跟这一湾溪流暂时告别。从树林的空隙间望出去,可以看到山谷中各处的景色。对面一座座小山,有些小山上都长满了整片的树林,蜿蜒曲折的溪流又不时映入眼帘。嘉丁纳先生想在整个园林里兜个圈子,可是又怕走不动。园丁带着得意的笑容告诉他们说,兜一圈有十英里路呢。这事情只得作罢,他们便沿着平常的途径东兜西转,过了好一会儿工夫,才在悬崖上的小林子里下了坡,又来到河边,这是河道最狭的一部分。他们从一座简陋的小桥上过了河,只见这座小桥和周围的景色很是调和。这地方比他们所到过的地方要朴素些。山谷到了这儿也变成了一条小夹道,只能容纳这一湾溪流和一条小径,小径上灌木夹道,参差不齐。伊丽莎白满想循着曲径去探幽寻胜;可是一过了桥,眼见得离开住宅已经那么远,不长于走路的嘉丁纳太太已经走不动了,一心只想快一些上马车。外甥女只得依从她,大家便在河对岸抄着近路向住宅那边走。他们走得很慢,因为嘉丁纳先生很喜欢钓鱼,平常却很少能够过瘾,这会儿看见河面上常常有鳟鱼出现,便又跟园丁谈鱼谈上了劲,因此时常站着不动。他们就这样慢慢溜达,不料又吃了一惊,尤其是伊丽莎白,她几乎诧异得跟刚才完全没有两样。原来他们又看见达西先生向他们这边走来,而且快要来到跟前了。这一带的小路不象对岸那样隐蔽,因此他们隔得很远便可以看见他。不过伊丽莎白不管怎么诧异,至少比刚刚那次见面有准备得多,因此她便下定决心;如果他当真要来跟他们碰头,她便索性放得镇定些跟他攀谈一番。她开头倒以为他也许会转到别的一条小道上去。她所以会有这种想法,只因为道儿拐弯的时候,他的身影被遮住了,他们看不见他。可是刚一拐弯,他马上便出现在他们面前。她偷偷一看,只见他正象刚才一样,没有一点儿失礼的地方,于是她也仿效着他那彬彬有礼的样子,开始赞赏这地方的美丽风光,可是她刚刚开口说了几声“动人“、“妩媚“,心里又起了一个不愉快的念头。她想,她这样赞美彭伯里,不是会叫人家曲解吗?想到这里,她不禁又红了脸,一声不响。