《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第61章03(中英对照)

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2012-9-20 14:01

《傲慢与偏见》有声名著第61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 61

As it happened that Elizabeth had much rather not, she endeavoured in her answer to put an end to every intreaty and expectation of the kind. Such relief, however, as it was in her power to afford, by the practice of what might be called economy in her own private expences, she frequently sent them. It had always been evident to her that such an income as theirs, under the direction of two persons so extravagant in their wants, and heedless of the future, must be very insufficient to their support; and whenever they changed their quarters, either Jane or herself were sure of being applied to for some little assistance towards discharging their bills. Their manner of living, even when the restoration of peace dismissed them to a home, was unsettled in the extreme. They were always moving from place to place in quest of a cheap situation, and always spending more than they ought. His affection for her soon sunk into indifference; her's lasted a little longer; and in spite of her youth and her manners, she retained all the claims to reputation which her marriage had given her.

Though Darcy could never receive him at Pemberley, yet, for Elizabeth's sake, he assisted him farther in his profession. Lydia was occasionally a visitor there, when her husband was gone to enjoy himself in London or Bath; and with the Bingleys they both of them frequently staid so long, that even Bingley's good humour was overcome, and he proceeded so far as to talk of giving them a hint to be gone.

Miss Bingley was very deeply mortified by Darcy's marriage; but as she thought it advisable to retain the right of visiting at Pemberley, she dropt all her resentment; was fonder than ever of Georgiana, almost as attentive to Darcy as heretofore, and paid off every arrear of civility to Elizabeth.

伊丽莎白果然不愿意讲,因此在回信中尽力打消她这种希望,断了她这一类的念头。--不过伊丽莎白还是尽量把自己平日的用途节省一些,积下钱来去接济妹妹。她一向看得很明白,他们的收入那么少,两口子又挥霍无度,只顾眼前,不顾今后,这当然不够维持生活;每逢他们搬家,伊丽莎白或是吉英总是接到他们的信,要求接济他们一些钱去偿付账款。即使天下太平了,他们退伍回家,他们的生活终究难望安定。他们老是东迁西涉,寻找便宜房子住,结果总是多花了不少钱。韦翰对丽迪雅不久便情淡爱弛,丽迪雅对他比较持久一些,尽管她年轻荒唐,还是顾全了婚后应有的名誉。

虽然达西再三不肯让韦翰到彭伯里来,但是看在伊丽莎白面上,他依旧帮助他找职业。丽迪雅每当丈夫到伦敦去或是到巴思去寻欢作乐的时候,也不时到他们那儿去作客;到于彬格莱家里,他们夫妇老是一住下来就不想走,弄得连彬格莱那样性格温和的人,也觉得不高兴,甚至说,要暗示他们走。

达西结婚的时候,彬格莱小姐万分伤心,可是她又要在彭伯里保持作客的权利,因此便把多少怨气都打消了;她比从前更喜爱乔治安娜,对达西好象依旧一往情深,又把以前对伊丽莎白失礼的地方加以弥补。