《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第59章01(中英对照)

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2012-8-31 09:47

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第59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 59

"MY dear Lizzy, where can you have been walking to?" was a question which Elizabeth received from Jane as soon as she entered their room, and from all the others when they sat down to table. She had only to say in reply, that they had wandered about, till she was beyond her own knowledge. She coloured as she spoke; but neither that, nor any thing else, awakened a suspicion of the truth.
The evening passed quietly, unmarked by any thing extraordinary. The acknowledged lovers talked and laughed, the unacknowledged were silent. Darcy was not of a disposition in which happiness overflows in mirth; and Elizabeth, agitated and confused, rather knew that she was happy than felt herself to be so; for, besides the immediate embarrassment, there were other evils before her. She anticipated what would be felt in the family when her situation became known; she was aware that no one liked him but Jane; and even feared that with the others it was a dislike which not all his fortune and consequence might do away.

At night she opened her heart to Jane. Though suspicion was very far from Miss Bennet's general habits, she was absolutely incredulous here.

"You are joking, Lizzy. This cannot be! -- engaged to Mr. Darcy! No, no, you shall not deceive me. I know it to be impossible."

"This is a wretched beginning indeed! My sole dependence was on you; and I am sure nobody else will believe me, if you do not. Yet, indeed, I am in earnest. I speak nothing but the truth. He still loves me, and we are engaged."

Jane looked at her doubtingly. "Oh, Lizzy! it cannot be. I know how much you dislike him."

"You know nothing of the matter. That is all to be forgot. Perhaps I did not always love him so well as I do now. But in such cases as these, a good memory is unpardonable. This is the last time I shall ever remember it myself."

Miss Bennet still looked all amazement. Elizabeth again, and more seriously assured her of its truth.

"Good Heaven! can it be really so! Yet now I must believe you," cried Jane. "My dear, dear Lizzy, I would -- I do congratulate you -- but are you certain? forgive the question -- are you quite certain that you can be happy with him?"

"There can be no doubt of that. It is settled between us already, that we are to be the happiest couple in the world. But are you pleased, Jane? Shall you like to have such a brother?"

"Very, very much. Nothing could give either Bingley or myself more delight. But we considered it, we talked of it as impossible. And do you really love him quite well enough? Oh, Lizzy! do any thing rather than marry without affection. Are you quite sure that you feel what you ought to do?"

"Oh, yes! You will only think I feel more than I ought to do, when I tell you all.

第五十九章

且说伊丽莎白一走进家门,吉英便问她:“亲爱的丽萃,你们到什么地方去了?“等到他们俩人坐下来的时候,家里所有的人都这样问她,她只得说,他们俩人随便逛逛,后来她自己也不知道走到什么地方去了。她说话时涨红了脸;可是不管她神色如何,都没有引起大家怀疑到那件事上面去。

那个下午平平静静地过去了,并没有什么特别的事情。公开的那一对爱人有说有笑;没有公开的那一对不声不响。达西生性沉静,喜悦不形于色;伊丽莎白心慌意乱,只知道自己很幸福,却没有确切体味到究竟如何幸福,因为除了眼前这一阵别扭以外,还有种种麻烦等在前头。她预料事情公开以后,家里人有何种感觉。她知道除了吉英以外,家里没有一个人喜欢他,她甚至顾虑到家里人都会讨厌他,哪怕凭他的财产地位,也是无法挽救。

晚上,她把真心话说给吉英听。虽说吉英一向并不多疑,可是对这件事却简直不肯相信。

“你在开玩笑!丽萃。不会有这种事!跟达西先生订婚!不行,不行,你不要骗我;我知道这件事不可能。“

“一开头就这样糟糕,可真要命!我唯一希望全寄托在你身上,要是你不相信我,就没有人会相信我了。我决不是跟你胡说。我说的都是真话。他仍然爱我,我们已经讲定了。“

吉英半信半疑地看着她。“噢,丽萃,不会有这种事的。我知道你非常厌恶他。“

“你一点也不明白这里面的曲折,这种话不必再提。也许我一向并不象现在这样爱他。可是这一类的事,总不应该把宿怨记得太牢。我从今以后也一定要把它忘记得干干净净。“

班纳特小姐仍然显出非常诧异的样子。于是伊丽莎白更加一本正经地重新跟她说,这是事实。

吉英不禁大声叫道:“老天爷呀!真有这件事吗?这一下我可应该相信你了,我的好丽萃,亲丽萃,我要恭喜你,我一定得恭喜你;可是,对不起,让我问你一声:你能不能断定──能不能百分之百地断定,嫁了他是否幸福?“

“这当然毫无疑问。我们俩都认为我们是世界上最幸福的一对。可是你高兴吗,吉英?你愿意要这样一位妹夫吗?“

“非常非常愿意。彬格莱和我真是再高兴也没有了。这件事我们也考虑过,谈论过,都认为不可能。你当真非常爱他吗?噢,丽萃,什么事都可以随便,没有爱情可千万不能结婚。你确实感觉到你应该这样做吗?“

“的确如此!等我把详情细节都告诉了你,你只会觉得我还做得不够呢。“