《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第59章03(中英对照)

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2012-9-6 09:17

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第59章03(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

Kitty owned that she had rather stay at home. Darcy professed a great curiosity to see the view from the Mount, and Elizabeth silently consented. As she went up stairs to get ready, Mrs. Bennet followed her, saying,

"I am quite sorry, Lizzy, that you should be forced to have that disagreeable man all to yourself. But I hope you will not mind it: it is all for Jane's sake, you know; and there is no occasion for talking to him, except just now and then. So, do not put yourself to inconvenience."

During their walk, it was resolved that Mr. Bennet's consent should be asked in the course of the evening. Elizabeth reserved to herself the application for her mother's. She could not determine how her mother would take it; sometimes doubting whether all his wealth and grandeur would be enough to overcome her abhorrence of the man. But whether she were violently set against the match, or violently delighted with it, it was certain that her manner would be equally ill adapted to do credit to her sense; and she could no more bear that Mr. Darcy should hear the first raptures of her joy, than the first vehemence of her disapprobation.

In the evening, soon after Mr. Bennet withdrew to the library, she saw Mr. Darcy rise also and follow him, and her agitation on seeing it was extreme. She did not fear her father's opposition, but he was going to be made unhappy; and that it should be through her means -- that she, his favourite child, should be distressing him by her choice, should be filling him with fears and regrets in disposing of her -- was a wretched reflection, and she sat in misery till Mr. Darcy appeared again, when, looking at him, she was a little relieved by his smile. In a few minutes he approached the table where she was sitting with Kitty; and, while pretending to admire her work said in a whisper, "Go to your father, he wants you in the library." She was gone directly.
Her father was walking about the room, looking grave and anxious. "Lizzy," said he, "what are you doing? Are you out of your senses, to be accepting this man? Have not you always hated him?"

How earnestly did she then wish that her former opinions had been more reasonable, her expressions more moderate! It would have spared her from explanations and professions which it was exceedingly awkward to give; but they were now necessary, and she assured him, with some confusion, of her attachment to Mr. Darcy.

"Or, in other words, you are determined to have him. He is rich, to be sure, and you may have more fine clothes and fine carriages than Jane. But will they make you happy?"

"Have you any other objection," said Elizabeth, "than your belief of my indifference?"

"None at all. We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him."

"I do, I do like him," she replied, with tears in her eyes, "I love him. Indeed he has no improper pride. He is perfectly amiable. You do not know what he really is; then pray do not pain me by speaking of him in such terms."

第五十九章

吉蒂说她宁可待在家里。达西表示非常想到那座山上去看看四面的风景。伊丽莎白默默表示同意,正要上楼去准备,班纳特太太在她后面说:

“丽萃,我很对不起你,逼你去跟那个讨厌的人在一起,你可不要计较。你要知道,这都是为了吉英;你只消随便敷衍敷衍他,不必多费心思。“

散步的时候,两人决定当天下午就去请求班纳特先生表示允许;母亲那儿由伊丽莎白自己去说。她不知道母亲是否会赞成。母亲实在太厌恶他了,因此伊丽莎白有时候竟会认为,即使以他财产地位,也挽回不了母亲的心,可是,母亲对这门婚姻无论是坚决反对也好,欣喜若狂也好,她的出言吐语反正都是不得体。叫人家觉得她毫无见识。她对达西先生不是欣喜欲狂地表示赞成,便是义愤填胸地表示反对,伊丽莎白想到这里,心里实在受不了。

当天下午,只见班纳特先生刚一走进书房,达西先生便立刻站起身来跟着他走,伊丽莎白看到这情形,心里焦急到了极点。她并不是怕父亲反对,而是怕父亲会给弄得不愉快。她想,她是父亲最宠爱的女儿,如果她选择了这个对象,竟会使父亲感到痛苦,使父亲为她终身大事忧虑惋惜,未免太不象话。她担心地坐在那儿,直到达西先生回到她身边,面带笑意,她这才松了口气。一会儿工夫,达西走到她跟吉蒂一块儿坐着的那张桌子跟前来,装做欣赏她手里的针线,轻声地跟她说:“快到你爸爸那儿去,他在书房里等着你。“她马上就去了。

她父亲正在房间里踱来踱去,看他那种神气,既是严肃,又是焦急。

他说:“丽萃,你在闹些什么?你疯了吗,你怎么会要这个人?你不是一向都恨他吗?“

她这时候真是焦急非凡。假若她从前不是那样见解过火,出言不逊,那就好了,那现在用不到那么尴尴尬尬地去解释和剖白了。可是事到如今,既是免不了要费些唇舌,她只得心慌意乱地跟父亲说,她爱上了达西先生。

“换句话说,你已经打定主意,非嫁他不可啦。他当然有的是钱,可以使你比吉英衣服穿得更高贵,车辆乘得更华丽。难道这就会使你幸福吗?“

伊丽莎白说:“你认为我对他并没有感情,除此以外,你还有别的反对意见吗?“

“一点没有。我们都知道他是个傲慢而不易亲近的人;不过,只要你真正喜欢他,这也无关紧要。“

女儿含泪回答道:“我实在喜欢他,我爱他。他并不是傲慢得没有道理。他可爱极了。你不了解他真正的为人,因此,我求你不要这样编派他,免得我痛苦。“