《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第53章01(中英对照)

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2012-7-20 09:15

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第53章01(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 53

MR. Wickham was so perfectly satisfied with this conversation that he never again distressed himself, or provoked his dear sister Elizabeth, by introducing the subject of it; and she was pleased to find that she had said enough to keep him quiet.
The day of his and Lydia's departure soon came, and Mrs. Bennet was forced to submit to a separation, which, as her husband by no means entered into her scheme of their all going to Newcastle, was likely to continue at least a twelvemonth.

"Oh! my dear Lydia," she cried, "when shall we meet again?"

"Oh, lord! I don't know. Not these two or three years, perhaps."

"Write to me very often, my dear."

"As often as I can. But you know married women have never much time for writing. My sisters may write to me. They will have nothing else to do."

Mr. Wickham's adieus were much more affectionate than his wife's. He smiled, looked handsome, and said many pretty things.

"He is as fine a fellow," said Mr. Bennet, as soon as they were out of the house, "as ever I saw. He simpers, and smirks, and makes love to us all. I am prodigiously proud of him. I defy even Sir William Lucas himself to produce a more valuable son-in-law."

The loss of her daughter made Mrs. Bennet very dull for several days.

"I often think," said she, "that there is nothing so bad as parting with one's friends. One seems so forlorn without them."

"This is the consequence, you see, Madam, of marrying a daughter," said Elizabeth. "It must make you better satisfied that your other four are single."

"It is no such thing. Lydia does not leave me because she is married, but only because her husband's regiment happens to be so far off. If that had been nearer, she would not have gone so soon."

But the spiritless condition which this event threw her into was shortly relieved, and her mind opened again to the agitation of hope, by an article of news which then began to be in circulation. The housekeeper at Netherfield had received orders to prepare for the arrival of her master, who was coming down in a day or two, to shoot there for several weeks. Mrs. Bennet was quite in the fidgets. She looked at Jane, and smiled and shook her head by turns.

"Well, well, and so Mr. Bingley is coming down, sister," (for Mrs. Phillips first brought her the news). "Well, so much the better. Not that I care about it, though. He is nothing to us, you know, and I am sure I never want to see him again. But, however, he is very welcome to come to Netherfield, if he likes it. And who knows what may happen? But that is nothing to us. You know, sister, we agreed long ago never to mention a word about it. And so, is it quite certain he is coming?"

"You may depend on it," replied the other, "for Mrs. Nicholls was in Meryton last night; I saw her passing by, and went out myself on purpose to know the truth of it; and she told me that it was certain true. He comes down on Thursday at the latest, very likely on Wednesday. She was going to the butcher's, she told me, on purpose to order in some meat on Wednesday, and she has got three couple of ducks just fit to be killed."

第五十三章

韦翰先生对于这场谈话完全感到满意,从此他便不再提起这件事,免得自寻苦恼,也免得惹他亲爱的大姨伊丽莎白生气;伊丽莎白见他居然给说得不再开口,也觉得很高兴。

转眼之间,他和丽迪雅的行期来到了,班纳特太太不得不和他们分离,而且至少要分别一年,因为班纳特先生坚决不赞同她的计划,不肯让全家都搬到纽卡斯去。

她哭了:“哦,我的丽迪雅宝贝,我们到哪一天才能见面呢?“

“天哪!我也不知道。也可能两年三年见不着面。“

“常常写信给我吧,好孩子。“

“我一定常常写信来。可是你知道,结了婚的女人是没有什么工夫写信的。姐妹们倒可以常常写信给我,反正她们无事可做。“

韦翰先生一声声的再见比他太太叫得亲切得多。他笑容满面,仪态万方,又说了多少漂亮话。

他们一走出门,班纳特先生就说:“他是我生平所看到的最漂亮的一个人。他既会假笑,又会痴笑,又会跟大家调笑。我真为他感到莫大的骄傲。我敢说,连卢卡斯爵士也未必拿得出一个更名贵的女婿。“

女儿走了以后,班纳特太太郁闷了好多天。

她说:“我常常想,同自己的亲人离别,真是再难受不过的事;他们走了,我好象失去了归宿。“

伊丽莎白说:“妈妈,你要明白,这就是嫁女儿的下场,好在你另外四个女儿还没有人要,一定会叫你好受些。“

“完全不是那么回事。丽迪雅并不是因为结了婚而要离开我,而是因为她丈夫的部队凑巧驻扎提那么远。要是近一点,她就用不到走得这样快了。“

且说这事虽然使班纳特太太精神颓丧,不过没有过多久也就好了,因为这时候外界正流传着一件新闻,使她的精神又振作起来。原来风闻尼日斐花园的主人一两天内就要回到乡下来,打几个星期的猎,他的管家奶奶正在奉命收拾一切。班纳特太太听到这消息,简直坐立不安。她一会儿望望吉英,一会儿笑笑,一会儿摇摇头。

“好极了,彬格莱先生居然要来了,妹妹“(因为第一个告诉她这消息的正是腓力普太太。)“好极了,实在太好了。不过我倒并不在乎。你知道,我们一点也不把他放在心上,我的确再也不想见到他了。不过,他既然愿意回到尼日斐花园来,我们自然还是欢迎他。谁知道会怎么样呢?反正与我们无关。你知道,妹妹,我们早就讲好,再也不提这件事。他真的会来吗?“

她的妹妹说:“你放心好了,尼可斯奶奶昨儿晚上去过麦里屯。我亲眼看见她走过,便特地跑出去向她打听,是不是真有这回事;她告诉我说,的确真有这回事。他最迟星期四就会来,很可能星期三就来。她又说,她正要上肉铺子去定点儿肉,准备星期三做菜,她还有六只鸭子,已经可以宰了吃。“