《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第47章04(中英对照)

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2012-6-8 09:28

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第47章04(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 47

Her sister, however, assured her of her being perfectly well; and their conversation, which had been passing while Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner were engaged with their children, was now put an end to by the approach of the whole party. Jane ran to her uncle and aunt, and welcomed and thanked them both, with alternate smiles and tears.

When they were all in the drawing room, the questions which Elizabeth had already asked were of course repeated by the others, and they soon found that Jane had no intelligence to give. The sanguine hope of good, however, which the benevolence of her heart suggested, had not yet deserted her; she still expected that it would all end well, and that every morning would bring some letter, either from Lydia or her father, to explain their proceedings, and perhaps announce the marriage.

Mrs. Bennet, to whose apartment they all repaired, after a few minutes conversation together, received them exactly as might be expected; with tears and lamentations of regret, invectives against the villainous conduct of Wickham, and complaints of her own sufferings and ill usage; blaming every body but the person to whose ill-judging indulgence the errors of her daughter must be principally owing.

"If I had been able," said she, "to carry my point of going to Brighton, with all my family, this would not have happened; but poor dear Lydia had nobody to take care of her. Why did the Forsters ever let her go out of their sight? I am sure there was some great neglect or other on their side, for she is not the kind of girl to do such a thing, if she had been well looked after. I always thought they were very unfit to have the charge of her; but I was over-ruled, as I always am. Poor dear child! And now here's Mr. Bennet gone away, and I know he will fight Wickham wherever he meets him, and then he will be killed, and what is to become of us all? The Collinses will turn us out, before he is cold in his grave; and if you are not kind to us, brother, I do not know what we shall do."

They all exclaimed against such terrific ideas; and Mr. Gardiner, after general assurances of his affection for her and all her family, told her that he meant to be in London the very next day, and would assist Mr. Bennet in every endeavour for recovering Lydia.

"Do not give way to useless alarm," added he; "though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain. It is not quite a week since they left Brighton. In a few days more, we may gain some news of them, and till we know that they are not married, and have no design of marrying, do not let us give the matter over as lost. As soon as I get to town, I shall go to my brother and make him come home with me to Gracechurch Street, and then we may consult together as to what is to be done."

第四十七章

姐姐告诉她完好无恙。姐妹俩趁着嘉丁纳夫妇忙于应付孩子们的时候,刚刚谈了这几句话,只见他们一大群男女老幼都走过来了,于是谈话只得终止。吉英走到舅父母跟前去表示欢迎和感谢,笑一阵又哭一阵。

大家都走进会客室以后,舅父母又把伊丽莎白刚才问过的那些话重新问了一遍,立刻就发觉吉英没有什么消息可以奉告。吉英因为心肠慈善,总是从乐观的方面去着想,即使事到如今,她还没有心灰意冷,她还在指望着一切都会有圆满的结局;总有哪一天早上她会收到一封信,或者是父亲写来的,或者是丽迪雅写来的,信上会把事情进行的经过详细报道一番,或许还会宣布那一对男女的结婚消息。

大家谈了一会儿以后,都到班纳特太太房里去了。果然不出所料,班纳特太太见到他们便眼泪汪汪,长吁短叹。她先把韦翰的卑劣行为痛骂了一顿,又为自己的病痛和委屈抱怨了一番,她几乎把每个人都骂到了,只有一个人没骂到,而那个人却正是盲目溺爱女儿,使女儿铸成大错的主要原因。

她说:“要是当初能够依了我的打算,让全家人都跟着到白利屯去,那就不会发生这种事了。丽迪雅真是又可怜又可爱。毛病就出在没有人照应。弗斯脱太太怎么竟放心让她离开他们跟前呢?我看,一定是他们太怠慢了她。象她那样一个姑娘,要是有人好好地照料她,她是决不会做出那种事来的。我一直觉得他们不配照管她;可是我一直要受人家摆布。可怜的好孩子呀!班纳特先生已经走了,他一碰到韦翰,一定会跟他拚个死活,他一定会给韦翰活活打死,那叫我们大家可怎么办?他尸骨未寒,柯林斯一家人就要把我们撵出去;兄弟呀,要是你不帮帮我们的忙,我就真不知道怎么是好啦。“

大家听到她这些可怕的话,都失声大叫;嘉丁纳先生告诉她说,无论对她本人,对她家里人,他都会尽心照顾,然后又告诉她说,他明天就要到伦敦去,尽力帮助班纳特先生去找丽迪雅。

他又说:“不要过分焦急,虽说也应该从最坏的方面去着想,可也不一定会落得最坏的下场。他们离开白利屯还不到一个星期。再过几天,我们可能会打听到一些有关他们的消息。等我们把事情弄明白了;要是他们真的没有结婚,而且不打算结婚,那时候才谈得上失望。我一进城就会到姐夫那里去,请他到天恩寺街我们家里去住,那时候我们就可以一块儿商量出一个办法来。“