《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第60章04(中英对照)

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2012-9-17 09:25

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第60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 60

"DEAR SIR,
I must trouble you once more for congratulations. Elizabeth will soon be the wife of Mr. Darcy. Console Lady Catherine as well as you can. But, if I were you, I would stand by the nephew. He has more to give.

Your's sincerely, &c."

Miss Bingley's congratulations to her brother, on his approaching marriage, were all that was affectionate and insincere. She wrote even to Jane on the occasion, to express her delight, and repeat all her former professions of regard. Jane was not deceived, but she was affected; and though feeling no reliance on her, could not help writing her a much kinder answer than she knew was deserved.

The joy which Miss Darcy expressed on receiving similar information, was as sincere as her brother's in sending it. Four sides of paper were insufficient to contain all her delight, and all her earnest desire of being loved by her sister.

Before any answer could arrive from Mr. Collins, or any congratulations to Elizabeth from his wife, the Longbourn family heard that the Collinses were come themselves to Lucas lodge. The reason of this sudden removal was soon evident. Lady Catherine had been rendered so exceedingly angry by the contents of her nephew's letter, that Charlotte, really rejoicing in the match, was anxious to get away till the storm was blown over. At such a moment, the arrival of her friend was a sincere pleasure to Elizabeth, though in the course of their meetings she must sometimes think the pleasure dearly bought, when she saw Mr. Darcy exposed to all the parading and obsequious civility of her husband. He bore it, however, with admirable calmness. He could even listen to Sir William Lucas, when he complimented him on carrying away the brightest jewel of the country, and expressed his hopes of their all meeting frequently at St. James's, with very decent composure. If he did shrug his shoulders, it was not till Sir William was out of sight.

Mrs. Philips's vulgarity was another, and perhaps a greater, tax on his forbearance; and though Mrs. Philips, as well as her sister, stood in too much awe of him to speak with the familiarity which Bingley's good humour encouraged, yet, whenever she did speak, she must be vulgar. Nor was her respect for him, though it made her more quiet, at all likely to make her more elegant. Elizabeth did all she could to shield him from the frequent notice of either, and was ever anxious to keep him to herself, and to those of her family with whom he might converse without mortification; and though the uncomfortable feelings arising from all this took from the season of courtship much of its pleasure, it added to the hope of the future; and she looked forward with delight to the time when they should be removed from society so little pleasing to either, to all the comfort and elegance of their family party at Pemberley.

贤侄先生左右:我得麻烦你再恭贺我一次。伊丽莎白马上就要做达西夫人了。请多多劝慰咖苔琳夫人。要是我处在你的地位,我一定要站在姨侄一边,因为他可以给人更大的利益。

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彬格莱小姐祝贺哥快要结婚的那封信,写得无限亲切,只可惜缺乏诚意。她甚至还写信给吉英道贺,又把从前那一套假仁假义的话重提了一遍。吉英虽然再也不受她蒙蔽,可仍然为她感动;虽说对她不再信任,可还是回了她一封信,措辞极其亲切,实在使她受之有愧。

达西小姐来信上说,她接到喜讯时,正和她哥哥发出喜讯时一样欢欣。那封信写了四张信纸,还不足以表达她内心的喜悦,不足以表明她是怎样恳切地盼望着嫂嫂会疼爱她。

柯林斯先生的回信还没有来,伊丽莎白也还没有获得柯林斯太太的祝贺,这时候浪搏恩全家却听说他们夫妇俩马上要到卢家庄来。他们突然动身前来的原因,是很容易明白的。原来咖苔琳夫人接到她姨侄那封信,大发雷霆,而夏绿蒂对这门婚事偏偏非常欣喜,因此不得不火速避开一下,等到这场暴风雨过去了以后再说。对伊丽莎白说来,在这样的佳期,自己的好朋友来了,真是一件无上愉快的事,只可惜等到见了面,看到柯林斯先生对达西那种极尽巴结阿谀的样子,便不免认为这种愉快有些得不偿失。不过达西却非常镇定地容忍着。还有威廉•卢卡斯爵士,他恭维达西获得了当地最宝贵的明珠,而且还恭而敬之地说,希望今后能常在宫中见面。达西先生甚至连这些话也听得进去,直到威廉爵士走开以后,他方才耸了耸肩。

还有腓力普太太,她为人很粗俗,也许会叫达西更加受不了。腓力普太太正象她姐姐一样,见到彬格莱先生那么和颜悦色,于是攀谈起来很是随便,而对达西则敬畏备至,不敢随便,可是她的出言吐语总还是免不了粗俗。虽说她因为尊敬达西而很少跟达西说话,可是她并不因此而显得举止文雅一些。伊丽莎白为了不让达西受到这些人的纠缠,便竭力使他跟她自己谈话,跟她家里那些不会使他受罪的人谈话。虽然这一番应酬大大减少了恋爱的乐趣,可是却促进了她对未来生活的期望,她一心盼望赶快离开这些讨厌的人物,到彭伯里去,和他一家人在一起,舒舒服服过一辈子风雅有趣的生活。