《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第60章02(中英对照)

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2012-9-13 09:17

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第60章02(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 60

"Was there no good in your affectionate behaviour to Jane while she was ill at Netherfield?"

"Dearest Jane! Who could have done less for her? But make a virtue of it by all means. My good qualities are under your protection, and you are to exaggerate them as much as possible; and, in return, it belongs to me to find occasions for teazing and quarrelling with you as often as may be; and I shall begin directly by asking you what made you so unwilling to come to the point at last. What made you so shy of me, when you first called, and afterwards dined here? Why, especially, when you called, did you look as if you did not care about me?"

"Because you were grave and silent, and gave me no encouragement."

"But I was embarrassed."

"And so was I."

"You might have talked to me more when you came to dinner."

"A man who had felt less, might."

"How unlucky that you should have a reasonable answer to give, and that I should be so reasonable as to admit it! But I wonder how long you would have gone on, if you had been left to yourself. I wonder when you would have spoken, if I had not asked you! My resolution of thanking you for your kindness to Lydia had certainly great effect. Too much, I am afraid; for what becomes of the moral, if our comfort springs from a breach of promise? for I ought not to have mentioned the subject. This will never do."

"You need not distress yourself. The moral will be perfectly fair. Lady Catherine's unjustifiable endeavours to separate us were the means of removing all my doubts. I am not indebted for my present happiness to your eager desire of expressing your gratitude. I was not in a humour to wait for any opening of your's. My aunt's intelligence had given me hope, and I was determined at once to know everything."

“当初吉英在尼日斐花园病了,你对她那样温柔体贴,不正是你的长处吗?“

“吉英真是太好了!谁能不好好地待她?你姑且就把这件事当做我的德性吧。我一切优美的品质都全靠你夸奖,你爱怎么说就怎么说吧;我可只知道找机会来嘲笑你,跟你争论;我马上就开始这样做,听我问你:你为什么总是不愿意直捷爽快地谈到正题?你第一次上这儿来拜访,第二次在这儿吃饭,为什么见到我就害臊?尤其是你来拜访的那一次,你为什么显出那副神气,好象完全不把我摆在心上似的?“

“因为你那样板起了脸,一言不发,使得我不敢和你攀谈。“

“可是我觉得难为情呀。“

“我也一样。“

“那么,你来吃饭的那一次,也可以跟我多谈谈喽。“

“要是爱你爱得少些,话就可以说得多些了。“

“真不凑巧,你的回答总是这样有道理,我又偏偏这样懂道理,会承认你这个回答!我想,要是我不来理你,你不知要拖到什么时候;要是我不问你一声,不知你什么时候才肯说出来。这都是因为我拿定了主意,要感谢你对丽迪雅的好处,这才促成了这件事。我怕促成得太厉害了;如果说,我们是因为打破了当初的诺言,才获得了目前的快慰,那在道义上怎么说得过去?我实在不应该提起那件事的。实在是大错特错。“

“你不有难过。道义上完全讲得过去。咖苔琳夫人蛮不讲理。想要拆散我们,这反而使我消除了种种疑虑。我并不以为目前的幸福,都是出于你对我的一片感恩图报之心。我本来就不打算等你先开口。我一听到我姨母的话,便产生了希望,于是决定要立刻把事情弄个清楚明白。“