“他虽然骄傲,”卢卡斯小姐说,“可不象一般人的骄傲那样使我生气,因为他的骄傲还勉强说得过去。这么优秀的一个青年,门第好,又有钱,样样都比人家强,也难怪他要自以为了不起,照我的说法,他有权利骄傲。”
”But if he does it any more, I shall certainly let him know that I see what he is about. He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.”
“啊,那是因为你的性格好。可是那位先生,”她说到这里,便朝达西望了一眼,“就会觉得乡下一文不值。”
They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough bass and human nature; and had some new extracts to admire, and some new observations of thread-bare morality to listen to. Catherine and Lydia had information for them of a different sort. Much had been done and much had been said in the regiment since the preceding Wednesday; several of the officers had dined lately with their uncle, a private had been flogged, and it had actually been hinted that Colonel Forster was going to be married.
“噢,吓坏人!”彬格莱小姐叫起来了。“我从来没听到过这么毒辣的话。──亏他说得出,该怎么罚他呀?”

”Removed!” cried Bingley. ”It must not be thought of. My sister, I am sure, will not hear of her removal.”

”If I were as rich as Mr. Darcy,” cried a young Lucas who came with his sisters, ”I should not care how proud I was. I would keep a pack of foxhounds, and drink a bottle of wine every day.”
  • “有太太的呢,还是单身汉?”
  • Chapter 11
    “达西先生,跳舞对于年轻人是多么可爱的一种娱乐!说来说去,什么都比不上跳舞,我认为这是上流社会里最出色的才艺。”

    ”Is he married or single?”

    ”Then you would drink a great deal more than you ought,” said Mrs. Bennet; ”and if I were to see you at it, I should take away your bottle directly.”

    “是彬格莱小姐写来的,”吉英说,一面把信读出来:

    ”I am talking of possibilities, Charles.”

    “我念头转得太快,简直来有及写,因此有时候收信人读到我的信,反而觉得言之无物。”
    “来过;她是昨儿跟他父亲一块儿来的。威廉爵士是个多么和蔼的人呀,彬格莱先生──他可不是吗?那么时髦的一个人!那么温雅,又那么随便!他见到什么人总要谈上儿句。这就是我所谓的有良好教养;那些自以为了不起、金口难开的人,他们的想法真是大错而特错。”

    “我们且慢讨论这个问题,不妨先仔仔细细研究一下,那个朋友提出的要求究竟重要到什么程度,他们两个人的交情又深到什么程度,这样好不好?”

  • Mary had neither genius nor taste; and though vanity had given her application, it had given her likewise a pedantic air and conceited manner, which would have injured a higher degree of excellence than she had reached. Elizabeth, easy and unaffected, had been listened to with much more pleasure, though not playing half so well; and Mary, at the end of a long concerto, was glad to purchase praise and gratitude by Scotch and Irish airs, at the request of her younger sisters, who, with some of the Lucases and two or three officers, joined eagerly in dancing at one end of the room.
  • WHEN Jane and Elizabeth were alone, the former, who had been cautious in her praise of Mr. Bingley before, expressed to her sister how very much she admired him. ”He is just what a young man ought to be,” said she, ”sensible, good humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners! -- so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!”
  • ”What is his name?”

    ”That is exactly what I should have supposed of you,” said Elizabeth. 070. See that…
  • ”But upon my honour I do not. I do assure you that my intimacy has not yet taught me that. Teaze calmness of temper and presence of mind! No, no -- I feel he may defy us there. And as to laughter, we will not expose ourselves, if you please, by attempting to laugh without a subject. Mr. Darcy may hug himself.”
  • 班纳特太太没有理睬他,可是忍不住气,便骂起女儿来。

    “我一度想在城里住家,因为我喜欢上流社会;不过我可不敢说伦敦的空气是否适合于卢卡斯太太。”
    “我又不是故意咳着玩儿。”吉蒂气恼地回答道。 ”You observed it, Mr. Darcy, I am sure,” said Miss Bingley, ”and I am inclined to think that you would not wish to see your sister make such an exhibition.” Elizabeth, feeling really anxious, was determined to go to her, though the carriage was not to be had; and as she was no horse-woman, walking was her only alternative. She declared her resolution.
    “我猜中你现在在幻想些什么。”
    021. He is so… that…
    “是呀;她们还有个舅舅住在齐普赛附近。”
    伊丽莎白听着姐姐的话,嘴上一声不响,心里可并不信服。她比她姐姐的观察力来得敏锐,脾气她没有姐姐那么好惹,因此提到彬家姐妹,她只要想想她们在跳舞场里的那种举止,就知道她们并不打算要讨一般人的好。而且她胸有城府,决不因为人家等待她好就改变主张,她不会对她们发生多大好感的。事实上她们都是些非常好的小姐;她们并不是不会谈笑风生,问题是在要碰到她们高兴的时候;她们也不是不会待人和颜悦色,问题在于她们是否乐意这样做。可惜的是,她们一味骄傲自大。她们都长得很漂亮,曾经在一个上流的专科学校里受过教育,有两万镑的财产,花起钱来总是挥霍无度,爱结交有身价地位的人,因此才造成了她们在各方面都自视甚高,不把别人放在眼里。她们出生于英格兰北部的一个体面家族。她们对自己的出身记得很牢,可是却几乎忘了她们兄弟的财产以及她们自己的财产都是做生意赚来的。
    “是呀;她们还有个舅舅住在齐普赛附近。”
    ”Oh! but the gentlemen will have Mr. Bingleys chaise to go to Meryton; and the Hursts have no horses to theirs.” ”Is this a hint to me, Lizzy,” said her father, ”to send for the horses?”
  • On his approaching them soon afterwards, though without seeming to have any intention of speaking, Miss Lucas defied her friend to mention such a subject to him, which immediately provoking Elizabeth to do it, she turned to him and said,
  • ”I shall be very fit to see Jane -- which is all I want.”

    这句话足够鼓励她讲下去了。

    ”My dear Mr. Bennet,” said his lady to him one day, ”have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?” ”But if a woman is partial to a man, and does not endeavour to conceal it, he must find it out.” 这句话足够鼓励她讲下去了。 ”Have you any thing else to propose for my domestic felicity?”

    三姐妹到了麦里屯便分了手;两位妹妹上一个军官太太的家里去,留下伊丽莎白独个儿继续往前走,急急忙忙地大踏步走过了一片片田野,跨过了一道道围栅,跳过了一个个水洼,终于看见了那所屋子。她这时候已经双脚乏力,袜子上沾满了泥污,脸上也累得通红。

    ”It is a rule with me, that a person who can write a long letter, with ease, cannot write ill.”
    “你们的跳舞会定在那一天开,丽萃?”
    ”If we make haste,” said Lydia, as they walked along, ”perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter before he goes.”
  • 005. Be careful with…
  • 于是班纳特太太带着她的两个女儿走了。伊丽莎白立刻回到吉英身边去,也不去管彬格莱府上的两位小姐怎样在背后议论她跟她家里人有失体统。不过,尽管彬格莱小姐怎么样说俏皮话,怎么样拿她的“美丽的眼睛”开玩笑,达西却始终不肯受她们的怂恿,夹在她们一起来编派她的不是。

    ”But I can assure you,” she added, ”that Lizzy does not lose much by not suiting his fancy; for he is a most disagreeable, horrid man, not at all worth pleasing. So high and so conceited that there was no enduring him! He walked here, and he walked there, fancying himself so very great! Not handsome enough to dance with! I wish you had been there, my dear, to have given him one of your set downs. I quite detest the man.”

    044. I’d be grateful…

    ”Miss Eliza Bennet, let me persuade you to follow my example, and take a turn about the room. -- I assure you it is very refreshing after sitting so long in one attitude.”
    ”Oh! shocking!” cried Miss Bingley. ”I never heard any thing so abominable. How shall we punish him for such a speech?”

    033. I can’t say…

    女儿们都对父亲瞪着眼。班纳特太太只随口说了声:“毫无意思!”

    “唔!我知道,你总是太容易发生好感。你从来看不出人家的短处。在你眼睛里看来,天下都是好人,你都看得顺眼。我生平从来没听见你说人家的坏话。”

    “伊丽莎白·班纳特小姐!”彬格莱小姐重复了一遍。“我真感到惊奇。你看中她多久啦?──请你告诉我,我几时可以向你道喜啊?”

    “达西先生,我刚刚跟弗斯脱上校讲笑话,要他给我们在麦里屯开一次跳舞会,你看我的话是不是说得非常得体?”
    “我完全承认达西先生没有一些缺点。他自己也承认了这一点,并没有掩饰。”

    ”We are not in a way to know what Mr. Bingley likes,” said her mother resentfully, ”since we are not to visit.”

    ”Oh! yes. -- Do let the portraits of your uncle and aunt Philips be placed in the gallery at Pemberley. Put them next to your great uncle, the judge. They are in the same profession, you know; only in different lines. As for your Elizabeths picture, you must not attempt to have it taken, for what painter could do justice to those beautiful eyes?”
    Chapter 2 “别那么咳个不停,吉蒂,看老天爷份上吧!稍许体谅一下我的神经吧。你简直叫我的神经要胀裂啦。” Mrs. Bennet was prevented replying by the entrance of the footman with a note for Miss Bennet; it came from Netherfield, and the servant waited for an answer. Mrs. Bennets eyes sparkled with pleasure, and she was eagerly calling out, while her daughter read,
    Chapter 3

    ”Do you not think it would be a proper compliment to the place?”

    她终于逼得父亲不得不承认──那儿匹拉车子的马已经有了别的用处。于是吉英只得骑着另外一匹马去,母亲送她到门口,高高兴兴地说了许多预祝天气会变坏的话。她果真如愿了;吉英走了不久,就下起大雨来。妹妹们都替她担忧,只有她老人家反而高兴。大雨整个黄昏没有停住。吉英当然无法回来了。
    Chapter 6

    “来吧,达西,”彬格莱说,“我一定要你跳。我不愿看到你独个儿这么傻里傻气地站在这儿。还是去跳舞吧。”

      ”Certainly, my dear, nobody said there were; but as to not meeting with many people in this neighbourhood, I believe there are few neighbourhoods larger. I know we dine with four and twenty families.”
      ”I honour your circumspection. A fortnights acquaintance is certainly very little. One cannot know what a man really is by the end of a fortnight. But if we do not venture, somebody else will; and after all, Mrs. Long and her nieces must stand their chance; and therefore, as she will think it an act of kindness, if you decline the office, I will take it on myself.”
    “果真不敢。”
  • Miss Bingley made no answer; and soon afterwards got up and walked about the room. Her figure was elegant, and she walked well; -- but Darcy, at whom it was all aimed, was still inflexibly studious. In the desperation of her feelings she resolved on one effort more; and turning to Elizabeth, said,
  • “这样看来,一个女人家对自己的美貌也转不了多少念头喽。”

    ”That is very true,” replied Elizabeth, ”and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

    “不错,虚荣的确是个弱点。可是傲慢──只要你果真聪明过人──你就会傲慢得比较有分寸。”
    042…. as… as possible ”How I long to see her again! I never met with anybody who delighted me so much. Such a countenance, such manners, and so extremely accomplished for her age! Her performance on the piano-forte is exquisite.”

    ”Yes; these four evenings have enabled them to ascertain that they both like Vingt-un better than Commerce; but with respect to any other leading characteristic, I do not imagine that much has been unfolded.”

      049. I’m thinking about…
    051. It is… that…

    040. I have no idea…

    “你宁可看书,不要玩牌吗?”他说。“这真是少有。”

      彬格莱先生仪表堂堂,大有绅士风度,而且和颜悦色,没有拘泥做作的气习。他的姐妹也都是些优美的女性,态度落落大方。他的姐夫赫斯脱只不过像个普通绅士,不大引人注目,但是他的朋友达西却立刻引起全场的注意,因为他身材魁伟,眉清目秀,举止高贵,于是他进场不到五分钟,大家都纷纷传说他每年有一万磅的收入。男宾们都称赞他的一表人才,女宾们都说他比彬格莱先生漂亮得多。人们差不多有半个晚上都带着爱慕的目光看着他。最后人们才发现他为人骄傲,看不起人,巴结不上他,因此对他起了厌恶的感觉,他那众望所归的极盛一时的场面才黯然失色。他既然摆起那么一副讨人嫌惹人厌的面貌,那么,不管他在德比郡有多大的财产,也挽救不了他,况且和他的朋友比起来,他更没有什么大不了。
    038. If it hadn’t been for… “你真是个好心肠的人,我的好老爷!我早就知道你终究会给我说服的。你既然疼爱自己的女儿,当然就不会把这样一个朋友不放在心上。我真太高兴了!你这个玩笑开得真太有意思,谁想到你竟会今天上午去拜访他,而且到现在一字不提。”
    ”It will be no use to us if twenty such should come, since you will not visit them.”
    ”Lizzy,” cried her mother, ”remember where you are, and do not run on in the wild manner that you are suffered to do at home.”
    班纳特太太连声道谢。
  • “无论在什么地方,我也不愿意赏这种脸,能避免总是避免。”
  • ”Yes; but intricate characters are the most amusing. They have at least that advantage.”

    ”Bingley.”

    ”I have already told her so once, by your desire.”

    “你宁可看书,不要玩牌吗?”他说。“这真是少有。”

    “我也瞧不起她,”班纳特先生说;“你倒不指望她来替你效劳,这叫我听到高兴。”

    “要是你存心罚他,那是再容易不过的事,”伊丽莎白说。“彼此都可以罚来罚去,折磨来折磨去。作弄他一番吧──讥笑他一番吧。你们既然这么相熟,你该懂得怎么对付他呀。” “你说得不错,可是事实上,她们却一个个都很聪明。”

    ”There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”

    接着她又说道:“要不是靠好朋友们照顾,我相信她真不知道变成什么样儿了;因为她实在病得很重,痛苦得很厉害,不过好在她有极大的耐性──她一贯都是那样的,我生平简直没见过第二个人有她这般温柔到极点的性格。我常常跟别的几个女儿们说,她们比起她来简直太差了。彬格莱先生,你这所房子很可爱呢,从那条鹅卵石铺道上望出去,景致也很美丽。在这个村庄里,我从来没见过一个地方比得上尼日斐花园。虽然你的租期很短,我劝你千万别急着搬走。”

    Chapter 5 ”Mr. Darcy is not to be laughed at!” cried Elizabeth. ”That is an uncommon advantage, and uncommon I hope it will continue, for it would be a great loss to me to have many such acquaintance. I dearly love a laugh.”
    她有母亲连忙嚷道:“丽萃,别忘了你在作客,家里让你撒野惯了,你可不能到人家这里来胡闹。”
    ”Nor I, I am sure,” said Miss Bingley.

    060. I have been…

    于是她们一方面猜测那位贵人什么时候会来回拜班纳特先生,一方面盘算着什么时候请他来吃饭,就这样把一个晚上的工夫在闲谈中度过去了。

    When tea was over, Mr. Hurst reminded his sister-in-law of the card-table -- but in vain. She had obtained private intelligence that Mr. Darcy did not wish for cards; and Mr. Hurst soon found even his open petition rejected. She assured him that no one intended to play, and the silence of the whole party on the subject seemed to justify her. Mr. Hurst had therefore nothing to do but to stretch himself on one of the sophas and go to sleep. Darcy took up a book; Miss Bingley did the same; and Mrs. Hurst, principally occupied in playing with her bracelets and rings, joined now and then in her brothers conversation with Miss Bennet.
    ”While Mary is adjusting her ideas,” he continued, ”let us return to Mr. Bingley.”

    “要是他稍许体谅我一点,”她的丈夫不耐烦地叫起来了,“他就不会跳这么多,一半也不会!天哪,不要提他那些舞伴了吧。噢!但愿他头一场舞就跳得脚踝扭了筋!”

    “我只要见到吉英就成。”

    “你大概在麦里屯看见过我跳舞的吧,先生。”
    012. Do you carry this in…?
      “他真是一个典型的好青年,”她说,“有见识,有趣味,人又活泼;我从来没有见过他那种讨人喜欢的举止!那么大方,又有十全十美的教养!”

    ”That is a failing indeed!” -- cried Elizabeth. ”Implacable resentment is a shade in a character. But you have chosen your fault well. -- I really cannot laugh at it; you are safe from me.”

    彬格莱先生仪表堂堂,大有绅士风度,而且和颜悦色,没有拘泥做作的气习。他的姐妹也都是些优美的女性,态度落落大方。他的姐夫赫斯脱只不过像个普通绅士,不大引人注目,但是他的朋友达西却立刻引起全场的注意,因为他身材魁伟,眉清目秀,举止高贵,于是他进场不到五分钟,大家都纷纷传说他每年有一万磅的收入。男宾们都称赞他的一表人才,女宾们都说他比彬格莱先生漂亮得多。人们差不多有半个晚上都带着爱慕的目光看着他。最后人们才发现他为人骄傲,看不起人,巴结不上他,因此对他起了厌恶的感觉,他那众望所归的极盛一时的场面才黯然失色。他既然摆起那么一副讨人嫌惹人厌的面貌,那么,不管他在德比郡有多大的财产,也挽救不了他,况且和他的朋友比起来,他更没有什么大不了。
      “我写信的风格和你很不同。”

    084. …what-do-you-call-it (what·cha·ma·call·it)

    ”I am astonished, my dear,” said Mrs. Bennet, ”that you should be so ready to think your own children silly. If I wished to think slightingly of any bodys children, it should not be of my own, however.”

    “有太太的呢,还是单身汉?”
    ”Eliza Bennet,” said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, ”is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex by undervaluing their own, and with many men, I dare say, it succeeds. But, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art.” ”I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love,” said Darcy.
      ”Lizzy,” cried her mother, ”remember where you are, and do not run on in the wild manner that you are suffered to do at home.”
    “要是我自己的孩子果真蠢,我决不愿意没有自知之明。”
    丽迪雅表示满意。“你这话说得不错。等到吉英复元以后再跳,那真好极了,而且到那时候,卡特尔上尉也许又可能回到麦里屯来。等你开过舞会以后,我一定非要他们也开一次不可。我一定会跟弗斯脱上校说,要是他不开,可真丢人哪。”

    He paused in hopes of an answer; but his companion was not disposed to make any; and Elizabeth at that instant moving towards them, he was struck with the notion of doing a very gallant thing, and called out to her,

    ”Is this a hint to me, Lizzy,” said her father, ”to send for the horses?” ”If he had had any compassion for me,” cried her husband impatiently, ”he would not have danced half so much! For Gods sake, say no more of his partners. Oh! that he had sprained his ancle in the first dance!”
    “我念头转得太快,简直来有及写,因此有时候收信人读到我的信,反而觉得言之无物。”
    ”What you ask,” said Elizabeth, ”is no sacrifice on my side; and Mr. Darcy had much better finish his letter,”

    “噢,吓坏人!”彬格莱小姐叫起来了。“我从来没听到过这么毒辣的话。──亏他说得出,该怎么罚他呀?”

    ”Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office.”

    ”Miss Elizabeth Bennet.”

    069. On one hand…on the other hand…

    “吉蒂真不知趣,”她的父亲说;“咳嗽也不知道拣个时候。”

  • ELIZABETH passed the chief of the night in her sisters room, and in the morning had the pleasure of being able to send a tolerable answer to the enquiries which she very early received from Mr. Bingley by a housemaid, and some time afterwards from the two elegant ladies who waited on his sisters. In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgment of her situation. The note was immediately dispatched, and its contents as quickly complied with. Mrs. Bennet, accompanied by her two youngest girls, reached Netherfield soon after the family breakfast. Had she found Jane in any apparent danger, Mrs. Bennet would have been very miserable; but being satisfied on seeing her, that her illness was not alarming, she had no wish of her recovering immediately, as her restoration to health would probably remove her from Netherfield. She would not listen therefore to her daughters proposal of being carried home; neither did the apothecary, who arrived about the same time, think it at all advisable. After sitting a little while with Jane, on Miss Bingleys appearance and invitation the mother and three daughters all attended her into the breakfast parlour. Bingley met them with hopes that Mrs. Bennet had not found Miss Bennet worse than she expected.
  • She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged. Jane was therefore obliged to go on horseback, and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day. Her hopes were answered; Jane had not been gone long before it rained hard. Her sisters were uneasy for her, but her mother was delighted. The rain continued the whole evening without intermission; Jane certainly could not come back.

  • 达西只笑了一下,接着大伙儿都沉默了一阵子,这时候伊丽莎白很是着急,怕她母亲又要出丑。她想说点儿什么,可是又想不出什么可说的。沉默了一下以后,班纳特太太又重新向彬格莱先生道谢,说是多亏他对吉英照顾周到,同时又向他道歉说,丽萃也来打扰了他。彬格莱先生回答得极其恳切而有礼貌,弄得他的妹妹也不得不讲礼貌,说了些很得体的话。她说话的态度并不十分自然,可是班纳特太太已经够满意的了。一会儿工夫,班纳特太太就叫预备马车。这个号令一发,她那位顶小的女儿立刻走上前来。原来自从她们母女来到此地,两个女儿就一直在交头接耳地商量,最后说定了由顶小的女儿来要求彬格莱先生兑现他刚以乡下时的诺言,在尼日斐花园开一次跳舞会。
  • ”And so ended his affection,” said Elizabeth impatiently. ”There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!”

    ”Certainly, Sir; -- and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world. -- Every savage can dance.”
      ”Yes, she called yesterday with her father. What an agreeable man Sir William is, Mr. Bingley -- is not he? so much the man of fashion! so genteel and so easy! -- He has always something to say to every body. -- That is my idea of good breeding; and those persons who fancy themselves very important and never open their mouths, quite mistake the matter.”

    ”You used us abominably ill,” answered Mrs. Hurst, ”in running away without telling us that you were coming out.” Then taking the disengaged arm of Mr. Darcy, she left Elizabeth to walk by herself. The path just admitted three.

    Mr. Darcy with grave propriety requested to be allowed the honour of her hand; but in vain. Elizabeth was determined; nor did Sir William at all shake her purpose by his attempt at persuasion.

    曼丽既没有天才,格调也不高,虽说虚荣心促使她刻苦用功,但是同样也造成了她一脸的女才子气派和自高自大的态度。有了这种气派和态度,即使她的修养再好些也无补于事,何况她不过如此而已。再说伊丽莎白,虽说弹琴弹得并不如她,可是落落大方,没有矫揉造作的气习,因此大家听起来就高兴得多了。曼丽的几位妹妹,本在房间那头和卢家小姐们在一起,正在跟两三个军官跳舞跳得起劲,曼丽奏完了一支很长的协奏曲之后,她们便要求她再奏几支苏格兰和爱尔兰小调,她也高高兴兴地照办了,为的是要博得别人的夸奖和感激。达西先生就站在她们附近。他看到她们就这样度过一个晚上,也不跟别人攀谈攀谈,心里很是生气。他心思很重,威廉·卢卡斯爵士站在他身边他也不知道,最后他才听到爵士这样跟他说:
  • 彬格莱先生没有理睬为句话;他的姐妹们却听得非常得意,于是越发放肆无忌地拿班纳特小姐的微贱的亲戚开玩笑,开了老半天。
  • 第一章 杀人买卖

    ”Yes all of them, I think. They all paint tables, cover skreens, and net purses. I scarcely know any one who cannot do all this, and I am sure I never heard a young lady spoken of for the first time, without being informed that she was very accomplished.”

    ”Are you quite sure, Maam? -- is not there a little mistake?” said Jane. -- ”I certainly saw Mr. Darcy speaking to her.”

    “噢!是个单身汉,亲爱的,确确实实是个单身汉!一个有钱的单身汉;每年有四五千磅的收入。真是女儿们的福气!”
    “我可以乘着车子去吗?”吉英部。
      “我猜中你现在在幻想些什么。”
  • 彬格莱小姐说:“要是开舞会能换些花样,那我就更高兴了,通常舞会上的那老一套,实在讨厌透顶。你如果能把那一天的日程改一改,用谈话来代替跳舞,那一定有意思得多。”
  • 达西接着说:“她除了具备这些条件以外,还应该多读书,长见识,有点真才实学。”

    Mrs. Bennet and her daughters then departed, and Elizabeth returned instantly to Jane, leaving her own and her relations behaviour to the remarks of the two ladies and Mr. Darcy; the latter of whom, however, could not be prevailed on to join in their censure of her, in spite of all Miss Bingleys witticisms on fine eyes.
    ”Then,” observed Elizabeth, ”you must comprehend a great deal in your idea of an accomplished women.” ”I see your design, Bingley,” said his friend. -- ”You dislike an argument, and want to silence this.”

    ”To-morrow fortnight.”

    班纳特太太正要答话,不料一个小厮走了进来,拿来一封信给班纳特小姐。这是尼是斐花园送来的一封信,小厮等着取回信。班纳特太太高兴得眼睛也闪亮起来。吉英读信的时候,她心急地叫道:“嘿,吉英,谁来的信?信上说些什么?是怎么说的?喂,吉英,赶快看完说给听吧;快点儿呀,宝宝!”

    Here she was interrupted again. Mr. Bennet protested against any description of finery. She was therefore obliged to seek another branch of the subject, and related, with much bitterness of spirit and some exaggeration, the shocking rudeness of Mr. Darcy.

    ”Then you would drink a great deal more than you ought,” said Mrs. Bennet; ”and if I were to see you at it, I should take away your bottle directly.”

    ”If we make haste,” said Lydia, as they walked along, ”perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter before he goes.”
    050. I really go for…
  • 伊丽莎白笑盈盈地瞟了一眼就转身走开了。她的拒绝并没有使达西觉得难过。达西正在相当高兴地想念着她,恰巧彬格莱小姐走过来招呼他:
  • 彬格莱小姐连忙招呼她们说:“我不知道你们也想出来散散步,”她说这话的时候,心里很有些惴惴不安,因为她恐怕刚才的话让她们听见了。
    He paused in hopes of an answer; but his companion was not disposed to make any; and Elizabeth at that instant moving towards them, he was struck with the notion of doing a very gallant thing, and called out to her,
    047. I’m looking forward to…
    Chapter 5
    058. It’s your turn…

    他停了一会儿,指望对方回答;可是对方根本就懒得回答。不久伊丽莎白朝他们跟前走来,他灵机一动,想乘此献一下殷勤,便对她叫道:

    “要算是转弯抹角的自夸,因为你对于你自己写信方面的缺点觉得很得意,你认为你思想敏捷,懒得去注意书法,而且你认为你这些方面即使没有什么了不起,完全不考虑到做出来的成绩是不是完美。你今天早上跟班纳特太太说,如果你决定要从尼日斐花园搬走,你五分钟之内就可以搬走,这种话无非是夸耀自己,恭维自己。再说,急躁的结果只会使得应该要做好的事情没有做好,无论对人对已,都没有真正的好处,这有什么值得赞美的呢?”
    ”I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women. I rather wonder now at your knowing any.”
    021. He is so… that…
      “说到随随便便地轻易听从一个朋友的劝告,在你身上可还找不出这个优点。”
    ”When I am in the country,” he replied, ”I never wish to leave it; and when I am in town it is pretty much the same. They have each their advantages, and I can be equally happy in either.”
    ”No more have I,” said Mr. Bennet; ”and I am glad to find that you do not depend on her serving you.”
    Elizabeth, feeling really anxious, was determined to go to her, though the carriage was not to be had; and as she was no horse-woman, walking was her only alternative. She declared her resolution.

    星期日做过晨祷以后,班家两姐妹立即告辞,主人家几乎人人乐意。彬格莱小姐对伊丽莎白一下子变得有礼貌起来了,对吉英也一下子变得亲热了。分手的时候,她先跟吉英说,非常盼望以后有机会在浪博恩或者在尼日斐花园跟她重逢,接着又十分亲切地拥抱了她一番,甚至还跟伊丽莎白握了握手。伊丽莎白高高兴兴地告别了大家。

      “老实说,我也解释不清楚;那得由达西自己来说明。”

    “来过;她是昨儿跟他父亲一块儿来的。威廉爵士是个多么和蔼的人呀,彬格莱先生──他可不是吗?那么时髦的一个人!那么温雅,又那么随便!他见到什么人总要谈上儿句。这就是我所谓的有良好教养;那些自以为了不起、金口难开的人,他们的想法真是大错而特错。”

    044. I’d be grateful…

    ”No, indeed. I do not wish to avoid the walk. The distance is nothing, when one has a motive; only three miles. I shall be back by dinner.”

    伊丽莎白一吃过晚饭就回到吉英那儿去。她一走出饭厅,彬格莱小姐就开始说她的坏话,把她的作风说得坏透了,说她既傲慢又无礼貌,不懂得跟人家攀谈,仪表不佳,风趣索然,人又长得难看。赫斯脱太太也是同样的看法,而且还补充了几句:

    “当然不是这个意思。我不怕步行,只要存心去,这点儿路算得上什么。才不过三英里路。我可以赶回来吃晚饭。”

    她有母亲连忙嚷道:“丽萃,别忘了你在作客,家里让你撒野惯了,你可不能到人家这里来胡闹。”064. No matter what…
    She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged. Jane was therefore obliged to go on horseback, and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day. Her hopes were answered; Jane had not been gone long before it rained hard. Her sisters were uneasy for her, but her mother was delighted. The rain continued the whole evening without intermission; Jane certainly could not come back.
    ”Your humility, Mr. Bingley,” said Elizabeth, ”must disarm reproof.”
    ”And your defect is a propensity to hate every body.”
    达西回答道:“一点儿影响也没有,她跑过了这趟路以后,那双眼睛更加明亮了。”说完这句话,屋子里稍许沉默了一会儿,然后赫斯脱太太又开口说话:
    “我却一贯认为,诗是爱情的食粮,”达西说。 Chapter 2 “我以为骄傲是一般人的通病,”曼丽说。她觉得自己的见解很高明,因此提高了谈话的兴致。“从我所读过的许多书看来,我相信那的确是非常普遍的一种通病,人性特别容易趋向于这方面,简直谁都不免因为自己具有了某种品质而自命不凡。虚荣与骄傲是截然不同的两件事,尽管字面上常常当作同义词用,一个人可以骄傲而不虚荣。骄傲多半不外乎我们对我们自己的估价,虚荣却牵涉到我们希望别人对我们的看法。”卢家一个小哥儿(他是跟他姐姐们一起来的)忽然说道:“要是我也像达西先生那么有钱,我真不知道会骄傲到什么地步呢。我要养一群猎狗,还要每天喝一瓶酒。”班纳特太太说:“那你就喝得太过分啦,要量给我看见了,我就马上夺掉你的酒瓶。”那孩子抗议道,她不应该那样做;她接着又宣布了一遍,说她一定要那样,一场辩论直到客人告别时方才结束。

    “我料到你会问出这样的话来的。女人的想象力真敏捷;从敬慕一跳就跳到爱情,一眨眼的工夫又从爱情跳到结婚。我知道你要预备来向我道喜了。”

    “伊丽莎白·班纳特小姐。”

    “丽萃,假如我是你,”她母亲说,“我下次偏不跟他跳舞。”
  • 于是班纳特先生接下去说:“让曼丽仔细想一想再发表意见吧,我们还是重新来谈谈彬格莱先生。”
  • This was invitation enough.

    “请你告诉令妹,我很想和她见见面。”
      ”Tell your sister I am delighted to hear of her improvement on the harp, and pray let her know that I am quite in raptures with her beautiful little design for a table, and I think it infinitely superior to Miss Grantleys.”
    不到一会儿工夫,达西又走到她身边来了,他表面上虽然并不想跟她们攀谈,卢卡斯小姐却不时怂恿伊丽莎白向他把这个问题正面提出来。伊丽莎白给她这样一激,便立刻转过脸来跟他说:
    “我不用去。你带着女儿们去就得啦,要不你干脆打发她们自己去,那或许倒更好些,因为你跟女儿们比起来,她们哪一个都不能胜过你的美貌,你去了,彬格莱先生倒可能挑中你呢?”
    ”I should like balls infinitely better,” she replied, ”if they were carried on in a different manner; but there is something insufferably tedious in the usual process of such a meeting. It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing made the order of the day.”

    赫斯脱太太替她妹妹伴唱。当她们姐妹俩演奏的时候,伊丽莎白翻阅着钢琴上的几本琴谱,只见达西先生的眼睛总是望着她。如果说,这位了不起的人这样看着她是出于爱慕之意,她可不大敢存这种奢望,不过,要是说达西是因为讨厌她所以才望着她,那就更说不通了。最后,她只得这样想;她所以引起了达西的注意,大概是因为达西认为她比起在座的任何人来,都叫人看不顺眼。她作出了这个假想之后,并没有感到痛苦,因为她根本不喜欢他,因此不稀罕他的垂青。

      ”Did not you think, Mr. Darcy, that I expressed myself uncommonly well just now, when I was teazing Colonel Forster to give us a ball at Meryton?”

    班府上全家上这一个晚上大致都过得很高兴。大小姐蒙彬格莱先生邀她跳了两次舞,而且这位贵人的姐妹们都对她另眼相看。班太太看到尼日斐花园的一家人都这么喜爱她的大女儿,觉得非常得意。吉英跟她母亲一样得意,只不过没有象她母亲那样声张。伊丽莎白也为吉英快活。曼丽曾听到人们在彬格莱小姐面前提到她自己,说她是邻近一带最有才干的姑娘;咖苔琳和丽迪雅运气最好,没有那一场舞缺少舞伴,这是她们每逢开舞会时唯一关心的一件事。母女们高高兴兴地回到她们所住的浪搏恩村(她们算是这个村子里的旺族),看见班纳特先生还没有睡觉。且说这位先生平常只要捧上一本书,就忘了时间,可是这次他没有睡觉,却是因为他极想知道大家朝思暮想的这一盛会,经过情形究竟如何。他满以为他太太对那位贵客一定很失望,但是,他立刻就发觉事实并非如此。“噢!我的好老爷,”她一走进房间就这么说,“我们这一个晚上过得太快活了,舞会太好了。你没有去真可惜。吉英那么吃香,简直是无法形容。什么人都说她长得好;彬格莱先生认为她很美,跟她跳了两场舞!你光想想这一点看吧,亲爱的;他确实跟她跳了两场!全场那么多女宾,就只有她一个人蒙受了他两次邀请。他头一场舞是邀请卢卡斯小姐跳的。我看到他站到她身边去,不禁有些气恼!不过,他对她根本没意思,其实,什么人也不会对她有意思;当吉英走下舞池的时候,他可就显得非常着迷了。他立刻打听她的姓名,请人介绍,然后邀她跳下一场舞。他第三场舞是跟金小姐跳的,第四场跟玛丽雅·卢卡斯跳,第五场又跟吉英跳,第六场是跟丽萃跳,还有‘布朗谢’。”

    ”And yours,” he replied with a smile, ”is wilfully to misunderstand them.” ”No, she would go home. I fancy she was wanted about the mince pies. For my part, Mr. Bingley, I always keep servants that can do their own work; my daughters are brought up differently. But every body is to judge for themselves, and the Lucases are very good sort of girls, I assure you. It is a pity they are not handsome! Not that I think Charlotte so very plain -- but then she is our particular friend.”
      ”Dear Lizzy!”
    075. The more…the more…

    ”Thank you -- but I always mend my own.”

    Her enquiries after her sister were not very favourably answered. Miss Bennet had slept ill, and though up, was very feverish and not well enough to leave her room. Elizabeth was glad to be taken to her immediately; and Jane, who had only been withheld by the fear of giving alarm or inconvenience, from expressing in her note how much she longed for such a visit, was delighted at her entrance. She was not equal, however, to much conversation, and when Miss Bingley left them together, could attempt little beside expressions of gratitude for the extraordinary kindness she was treated with. Elizabeth silently attended her.

  • 她问起姐姐的病情如何,可没有得到满意的回答。据说班纳特小姐晚上睡不好,现在虽然已经起床,热度却很高,不能出房门。使伊丽莎白高兴的是,他们马上就把她领到她姐姐那儿去。吉英看到她来,非常高兴,原来她为了不愿意让家里人着急和麻烦,所以信里并没有说明她极其盼望有个亲人来看看她。可是她没有力气多说话,因此,当彬格莱小姐走开以后,剩下她们姐妹俩在一块儿的时候,她只说到她们这儿待她太好了,使她非常感激───除了这些话以外,就没有再说什么。伊丽莎白静悄悄地等候着她。早饭吃过以后,彬格莱家的姐妹也来陪伴她们,伊丽莎白看到她们对吉英那么亲切和祥,便不禁对她们有了好感。医生来检查了病人的症状,说她是重伤风(其实这也是可想而知的),他嘱咐她们要尽力当心,又劝吉英上床去睡觉,并且给她开了几样药。医生的嘱呼立刻照办了,因为病人热度又高了一些,而且头痛得很厉害。伊丽莎白片刻也没有离开她的房间,另外两位小姐也不大走开;男客们都不在家里,其实他们在家里也帮不了什么忙。
    • “你实在过分心思啦。彬格莱先生一定高兴看到你的;我可以写封信给你带去,就说随便他挑中我哪一个女儿,我都心甘情愿地答应他把她娶过去;不过,我在信上得特别替小丽萃吹嘘几句。”
    Darcy only smiled, and the general pause which ensued made Elizabeth tremble lest her mother should be exposing herself again. She longed to speak, but could think of nothing to say; and after a short silence Mrs. Bennet began repeating her thanks to Mr. Bingley for his kindness to Jane with an apology for troubling him also with Lizzy. Mr. Bingley was unaffectedly civil in his answer, and forced his younger sister to be civil also, and say what the occasion required. She performed her part, indeed, without much graciousness, but Mrs. Bennet was satisfied, and soon afterwards ordered her carriage. Upon this signal, the youngest of her daughters put herself forward. The two girls had been whispering to each other during the whole visit, and the result of it was, that the youngest should tax Mr. Bingley with having promised on his first coming into the country to give a ball at Netherfield. 097. Would you care for …?
  • 正三点的时候,伊丽莎白觉得应该走了,于是勉强向主人家告别。彬格莱小姐要她乘着马车回去,她正打算稍许推辞一下就接受主人的盛意,不料吉英说是舍不得让她走,于是彬格莱小姐便不得不改变了请她坐马车回去的主意,请她在尼日斐花园小住一阵。伊丽莎白感激不尽地答应了。接下来就是差人上浪博恩去,把她在这儿暂住的事情告诉她家里一声,同时叫她家里给她带些衣服来。
  • After listening one morning to their effusions on this subject, Mr. Bennet coolly observed, “搬动!”彬格莱叫道:“绝对不可以。我相信我的妹妹也决计不肯让她搬走的。”彬格莱小姐冷淡而有礼貌地说:“你放心好啦,老太太,班纳特小姐待在我们这儿,我们一定尽心尽意地照顾她。”
    “我也的确不敢说大话,”彬格莱小姐说。
      ”Removed!” cried Bingley. ”It must not be thought of. My sister, I am sure, will not hear of her removal.”
    ”Oh! but the gentlemen will have Mr. Bingleys chaise to go to Meryton; and the Hursts have no horses to theirs.”
      “他真是一个典型的好青年,”她说,“有见识,有趣味,人又活泼;我从来没有见过他那种讨人喜欢的举止!那么大方,又有十全十美的教养!”
    彬格莱大声说道:“好极了,请你仔仔细细讲吧,连到他们的身材的高矮和大小也别忘了讲,因为,班纳特小姐,你一定想象不到讨论起问题来的时候这一点是多么重要。老实对你说,要是达西先生不比我高那么多,大那么多,你才休想叫我那么尊敬他。在某些时候,某些场合,达西是个再讨厌不过的家伙──特别是礼拜天晚上在他家里,当他没有事情做的时候。”

    《刀客情仇》

    ”No, she would go home. I fancy she was wanted about the mince pies. For my part, Mr. Bingley, I always keep servants that can do their own work; my daughters are brought up differently. But every body is to judge for themselves, and the Lucases are very good sort of girls, I assure you. It is a pity they are not handsome! Not that I think Charlotte so very plain -- but then she is our particular friend.”
    “我偷听到的话比你听到的要更有意思了,伊丽莎,”夏绿蒂说。“达西先生的话没有他朋友的话中听,可不是吗?可怜的伊丽莎!他不过认为她还可以!”
  • He listened to her with perfect indifference while she chose to entertain herself in this manner, and as his composure convinced her that all was safe, her wit flowed long.
  • The village of Longbourn was only one mile from Meryton; a most convenient distance for the young ladies, who were usually tempted thither three or four times a week, to pay their duty to their aunt, and to a milliners shop just over the way. The two youngest of the family, Catherine and Lydia, were particularly frequent in these attentions; their minds were more vacant than their sisters, and when nothing better offered, a walk to Meryton was necessary to amuse their morning hours and furnish conversation for the evening; and however bare of news the country in general might be, they always contrived to learn some from their aunt. At present, indeed, they were well supplied both with news and happiness by the recent arrival of a militia regiment in the neighbourhood; it was to remain the whole winter, and Meryton was the head quarters.
      ”Aye -- because she asked him at last how he liked Netherfield, and he could not help answering her; -- but she said he seemed very angry at being spoke to.”

    ”They are wanted in the farm much oftener than I can get them.”

    CAROLINE BINGLEY.”
    “亲爱的伊丽莎小姐,你干吗不跳舞呀?──达西先生,让我把这位年轻的小姐介绍给你,这是位最理想的舞伴。有了这样一个美人儿做你的舞伴,我想你总不会不跳了吧。”他拉住了伊丽莎白的手,预备往达西面前送,达西虽然极为惊奇,可亦不是不愿意接住那只玉手,却不料伊丽莎白立刻把手缩了回去,好象还有些神色仓皇地对威廉爵士说:

    “我不相信郎格太太肯这么做。她自己有两个亲侄女。她是个自私自利、假仁假义的女人,我睢不起她。”

  • 060. I have been…
  • 伊丽莎白在做针线,一面留神地听着达西跟彬格莱小姐谈话。只听得彬格莱小姐恭维话说个不停,不是说他的字写得好,就是说他的字迹一行行很齐整,要不就是赞美他的信写得仔细,可是对方却完全是冷冰冰爱理不理。这两个人你问我答,形成了一段奇妙的对白。照这样看来,伊丽莎白的确没有把他们俩看错。

    When breakfast was over, they were joined by the sisters, and Elizabeth began to like them herself, when she saw how much affection and solicitude they shewed for Jane. The apothecary came, and having examined his patient, said, as might be supposed, that she had caught a violent cold, and that they must endeavour to get the better of it; advised her to return to bed, and promised her some draughts. The advice was followed readily, for the feverish symptoms increased, and her head ached acutely. Elizabeth did not quit her room for a moment, nor were the other ladies often absent; the gentlemen being out, they had in fact nothing to do elsewhere.
  • ”Is that his design in settling here?”
    • That the Miss Lucases and the Miss Bennets should meet to talk over a ball was absolutely necessary; and the morning after the assembly brought the former to Longbourn to hear and to communicate.
    ”This walk is not wide enough for our party. We had better go into the avenue.”

    ”I beg you would not put it into Lizzys head to be vexed by his ill-treatment; for he is such a disagreeable man that it would be quite a misfortune to be liked by him. Mrs. Long told me last night that he sat close to her for half an hour without once opening his lips.”

  • ”Did Charlotte dine with you?”
  • Mr. Darcy bowed.

    “我又不是故意咳着玩儿。”吉蒂气恼地回答道。

    Miss Bingley, however, was incapable of disappointing Mr. Darcy in any thing, and persevered therefore in requiring an explanation of his two motives.

    ”Oh!” said Lydia stoutly, ”I am not afraid; for though I am the youngest, Im the tallest.”

    有一天班纳特太太对她的丈夫说:“我的好老爷,尼日斐花园终于租出去了,你听说过没有?”

      “妈妈,我相信我可以万无一失地向你保证,我怎么也不跟他跳舞呢。”
    “不过我希望你这毛病会好起来,那么,象这种每年有四千镑收入的阔少爷,你就可以眼看着他们一个个搬来做你的邻居了。”
    073. Thank you for…

    班纳特太太没有理睬他,可是忍不住气,便骂起女儿来。

    001. Are you sure…?

    彬格莱先生说:“我断定乐意照料你自己的姐姐,但愿她快些复元,那你就会更加快活了。”
    ”I think she will. She is now about Miss Elizabeth Bennets height, or rather taller.”

    “先生,我的确一点儿也不想跳舞。你可千万别以为我是跑到这边来找舞伴的。”

    023. Help yourself to…

    “放心吧,我的好太太,等到有了二十个,我一定去一个个拜望到。”

    ”My dear Mr. Bennet,” replied his wife, ”how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them.”

    067. Once you…
    距离浪博恩不远的地方,住着一家人家,这就是威廉·卢卡斯爵士府上。班纳特府上跟他们特别知已。爵士从前是在麦里屯做生意起家发迹的,曾在当市长的任内上书皇上,获得了一个爵士头衔;这个显要的身份使他觉得太荣幸,从此他就讨厌做生意,讨厌住在一个小镇上,于是歇了生意,告别小镇,带着家属迁到那离开麦里屯大约一英里路的一幢房子里去住,从那时候起就把那地方叫做卢家庄。他可以在这儿自得其乐,以显要自居,而且,既然摆脱了生意的纠缠,他大可以一心一意地从事社交活动。他尽管以自己的地位欣然自得,却并不因此而目空一切,反而对什么人都应酬得非常周到。他生来不肯得罪人,待人接物总是和蔼可亲,殷勤体贴,而且自从皇上觐见以来,更加彬彬有礼。卢卡斯太太是个很善良的女人,真是班纳特太太一位宝贵的邻居。卢府上有好几个孩子。大女儿是个明理懂事的年轻小姐,年纪大约二十六七岁,她是伊丽莎白的要好朋友。且说卢府上几位小姐跟班府上几位小姐这回非要见见面,谈谈这次跳舞会上的事业不可。于是在开完了跳舞会的第二天上午,卢府上的小姐们到浪博恩来跟班府上的小姐交换意见。
      “你的话靠得住吗,妈妈?──一点儿没说错吗?”吉英说。“我清清楚楚看到达西先生跟她说话的。”
    ”I am sorry to hear that; but why did not you tell me so before? If I had known as much this morning, I certainly would not have called on him. It is very unlucky; but as I have actually paid the visit, we cannot escape the acquaintance now.”
    这时彬格莱小姐又问达西:“从春天到现在,达西长高了很多吧?她将来会长到我这么高吧?”

    090. What would you do if…?

    Elizabeth listened in silence, but was not convinced. Their behaviour at the assembly had not been calculated to please in general; and with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of temper than her sister, and with a judgment, too, unassailed by any attention to herself, she was very little disposed to approve them. They were in fact very fine ladies, not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of being agreeable where they chose it; but proud and conceited. They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank; and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others. They were of a respectable family in the north of England; a circumstance more deeply impressed on their memories than that their brothers fortune and their own had been acquired by trade.

    大漠辽无边际,一望不到尽头,时不时刮起一股烟尘,随风呼啸着,附近有一家客栈,名为风悦客栈,那随风瑟瑟作响的招牌旗子,已经不堪回首,想必已经很少有人来入住这家客栈了,冷不禁让人一阵凄凉。不远处有一队马帮前行,几只骆驼背上各驮有两箱什物,他们艰难的行进在沙漠中,他们的脚力还行,半晌来到了风悦客栈前,这时迎面过来一帮黑衣人,他们不管三七二十一,就上前冲向对方,紧接着开始野蛮的抢夺东西,再就冲反抗者进行屠杀,不一会儿大漠中就传来了哭天喊地的哀嚎声,马帮中随行的有一位妇女,她带着两个八九个月大的婴儿,两个都是女婴,分别驮在一只骆驼的两侧,而她紧随其后,安排照看着,见这股饿狼杀人不眨眼,索性用自己的性命护住两个孩子,一个彪悍黑衣人冲那个妇女淫笑了几声,就慢慢地向她扑过来,把她按倒在地,那女人拼命的反抗,那黑衣人急了,坐起来冲女人狠狠的打了两个拳,女人被打死了过去,那黑衣人正急不可耐的准备去撕女人的衣物,这时从一个沙堆上跳出一个少年,他手拿起弹弓朝那黑衣人弹过去,只见黑衣人一声惨叫,少年打中了那厮的左眼,鲜血从左脸颊顺流下来,他气坏了,站了起来,一只手捂着左眼,另一只手拿起刀向那少年扑了过去,少年拼命躲闪,那黑衣人使得大刀在手里呼呼生风,那少年要是被砍到,那是必死无疑,那黑衣人正在与少年贴近,风起刀落时,从风悦客栈屋顶上俯冲下来一个老者,他朝那黑衣人的脑袋就一掌,那掌力几乎震碎了黑衣人的内里什物,只见他口吐鲜血,闷声倒地而亡,另一个黑衣人见兄弟死了,忙拿出弩箭乘老者不注意,嗖嗖就是两箭,那老者听风声躲过一只箭,另一只没躲过,被硬生生扎入了他的胸口,他也不多理会,咬住牙根,从胸口拨出那只箭,朝那厮丢去,那厮中箭倒地而死,老者扶着门前的杆子站了起来,幸好,还算他内力过人,那一箭并没伤到要害,他望着这尸横遍野的风悦客栈门前这番情景,这里本来已经很冷清漠落了,这下更显得几分凄凉萧瑟,这时大漠起风了,大风章起了沙尘,大风夹杂着风沙呜呜作响,让这片大漠笼罩了一片诡异,风悦客栈此刻已经不能再存在了,这里死了这么多人,还有谁还敢来此地,老者摇头叹了一口气,随后便要找寻那个少年,但已经不见了踪影,便转身要走,这时那骆驼背上的两个女婴的啼哭传来,老者一惊,忙找到了那只骆驼,从箱子里抱出了两个女婴,往背上一系,朝大漠深处走去……

    咣当一声,一个酒罐子从房顶上掉了下来,一个醉意浓重的黑影倒了下来,这人便是江湖中被人称作“光影刀客”的司马玉龙,因为他出刀时你只看见一道寒光,而对方却己经倒在了血泊中,他又有一爱好,那就是嗜酒如命,平时没事就抱着酒坛子一顿狂饮,今天也许没有一桩买卖上门,因此索性在一笑楼要了几坛酒,飞身跃上屋顶独享一番。街上闹市繁荣无比,往来行人熙熙攘攘,穿行不绝,但对于司马玉龙这个江湖刀客来说,凡人都一样,只要有酒那就是神仙。在他冷冷的眼神里也只有杀人时才会痛快,在他出招的那一刹那,才能显示出自己独有的杀手锏---掠影一剑,这是他引以为荣的,自己的独门杀招同时也使江湖中人显为人知。

    “光影刀,好久不见了,有好酒,也不通知我一声,你也太不够意思了”说话之人是屋顶下面一斗笠大汉,那斗笠遮住了上额头,双脸庞各有一块刀疤,明眼人一看,这个人很有杀气,而且是非一般的人物,司马玉龙睁开惺忪的双眸微微斜了一下,然后冷冷地笑了一声,说道“你这个金瘸子,上次我意放你一马,你怎么又找上门来了,不怕我痛下杀手啊”,那斗笠大汉,名叫金铁杖,江湖上也是小有名气的一个主,他那铁杖刚劲无比,只吃他一杖便让人不好受,轻则受点内伤,重则半身残废,他也是爱好打不平,那日街市有一帮公子哥调戏一女子,其父见女儿受辱,忙上前与那厮理论,不想那帮乌合之众却将老汉打死了,金铁杖恰巧路过,看不下去了就出了手,由于铁杖威力惊人,一杖之下,那公子哥的人物便被击得脑浆崩裂而亡,事端便由此引发,那公子哥乃是朝廷里宰相之子,那宰相得知犬子被人打死,很是痛心疾首,一连大病了几日,后来事情也就没有了结果。金铁杖哈哈一笑道“别开玩笑了,江湖上谁不知道,只要是你光影刀放过的人,是不会下第二刀的,再说,上次你有意放在下一条生路,说明你还是有些江湖义气的,至于江湖野史上传言的那些对你不利的传闻,我是不管不顾了,由它去吧,今天我来此,无非就是想结交你这位朋友,怎么样,赏脸吗?”金铁杖说到这儿,摘下斗笠,抬头望着屋顶上的司马玉龙,此刻他心里一阵发狂,心想这家伙也不知道死活,我有心放他一马,他不躲得远远的,竟然还在光天华日之下找到我,还说了这大通的狗屁话,也许这个时候那个买他杀人的卖主正在暗中看着这一切,司马玉龙想的没错,对他这个久经江湖的刀客来说,无时无刻都不能有一丝懈怠,随时都要警觉着周边的情况,那个躲在暗中的卖主注视着眼前的这一切,他想不明白,他都把银子给司马玉龙付了,为什么不见那个斗笠大汉的尸体,却原来是这个所谓的冷血杀手放了他一马,他错看了这个司马玉龙,心里倒不是心疼那些银两,只是上头吩咐的事情自己没办成,怕上头怪罪下来,他坐在对面那个酒楼里边喝着酒边观察着这边的情况,见那个司马玉龙丝毫没有下来的意思,便忙招呼店小二过来,给了他几锭银子,吩咐店小二去对面一笑楼,将那个斗笠大汉叫过来,店小二收了银子后,屁颠屁颠的去了。金铁杖见话说了这么久,也不能说动司马玉龙,有点泄气,正要从地上捡到大刀找司马玉龙理论,却见店小二跑过来拉住他,这金铁杖正急于恶气没法发泄,就一把揪住店小二准备痛打,说时迟那时快,只见一暗器击中了他的小腿踝,扑通一下跪倒在地,店小二吓出了一身冷汗,他不明白这个堂堂五尺的汉子竟然朝他下跪,刚才一时着急差点忘了店里客官吩咐的话,忙说“这位爷,小的不敢,刚才有位大爷让我把你请过去,说有事找你”话说完,店小二也不敢停留,生怕大汉找自己的麻烦,一溜烟似的跑回去交差去了,金铁杖一时间摸不到头脑,刚才怎么会给那个店小二跪下呢,这时一扭头看到脚下有一根筷子,他明白了是有人使了暗器点了自己的穴位,此时一股麻痒从小腿踝冲了上来,站是站不起来了,索性就坐在了地上,刚才的那一幕,司马玉龙看到了眼里,他肯定了他之前的那种猜测,暗中是有一位高手在观看,而那根筷子像火流星一样打在了金瘸子的小腿踝骨,力道只有三成,要不然他的腿非废掉不可。

    ”Miss Bingley told me,” said Jane, ”that he never speaks much unless among his intimate acquaintance. With them he is remarkably agreeable.”

    这时曼丽说道:“你完全是出于一片手足之情,我很佩服,可是你千万不能感情用事,你得有理智一点,而且我觉得尽力也不要尽得过分。“

    ”Come, Darcy,” said he, ”I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance.”

    ”Miss Elizabeth Bennet!” repeated Miss Bingley. ”I am all astonishment. How long has she been such a favourite? -- and pray when am I to wish you joy?”
    “我不是听你说过,她有个姨爹在麦里屯当律师吗?”
    048. I’m not really happy with…
    “妈妈,我相信我可以万无一失地向你保证,我怎么也不跟他跳舞呢。”
    ”If they had uncles enough to fill all Cheapside,” cried Bingley, ”it would not make them one jot less agreeable.”

    星期日做过晨祷以后,班家两姐妹立即告辞,主人家几乎人人乐意。彬格莱小姐对伊丽莎白一下子变得有礼貌起来了,对吉英也一下子变得亲热了。分手的时候,她先跟吉英说,非常盼望以后有机会在浪博恩或者在尼日斐花园跟她重逢,接着又十分亲切地拥抱了她一番,甚至还跟伊丽莎白握了握手。伊丽莎白高高兴兴地告别了大家。

    “可是,乖孩子,我包管你爸爸匀不出拖车子的马来。──农庄上正要马用,我的好老爷,是不是?”
      Chapter 1
    ”Yes; I do comprehend a great deal in it.”
    ”I should like balls infinitely better,” she replied, ”if they were carried on in a different manner; but there is something insufferably tedious in the usual process of such a meeting. It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing made the order of the day.”

    ”Oh!” said she, ”I heard you before; but I could not immediately determine what to say in reply. You wanted me, I know, to say ”Yes,” that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt. I have therefore made up my mind to tell you that I do not want to dance a reel at all -- and now despise me if you dare.”

  • ”We are not in a way to know what Mr. Bingley likes,” said her mother resentfully, ”since we are not to visit.”
  • “我的亲丽萃!”

    ”But if he does it any more, I shall certainly let him know that I see what he is about. He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.”

    ”I am talking of possibilities, Charles.”

    “你说得不错,可是事实上,她们却一个个都很聪明。”
    彬格莱小姐没有回答。不大一会儿工夫,她就站起身来,在房间里踱来踱去,故意在达西面前卖弄她优美的体态和矫健的步伐,只可惜达西只顾在那里一心一意地看书,因此她只落得枉费心机。她绝望之余,决定再作一次努力,于是转过身来对伊丽莎白说: “假如一个女人爱上了一个男人,只要女方不故意瞒住男方,男方一定会看得出的。”
    ”She did indeed, Louisa. I could hardly keep my countenance. Very nonsensical to come at all! Why must she be scampering about the country, because her sister had a cold? Her hair so untidy, so blowsy!”
    ”Tell your sister I am delighted to hear of her improvement on the harp, and pray let her know that I am quite in raptures with her beautiful little design for a table, and I think it infinitely superior to Miss Grantleys.”

    “如果不问是非,随随便便就听从,恐怕对于两个人全不能算是一种恭维吧。”

    “伊丽莎·班纳特小姐,我劝你还是学学我的样子,在房间里瞎走动走动吧。告诉你,坐了那么久,走动一下可以提提精神。”
  • ”How good it was in you, my dear Mr. Bennet! But I knew I should persuade you at last. I was sure you loved our girls too well to neglect such an acquaintance. Well, how pleased I am! and it is such a good joke, too, that you should have gone this morning, and never said a word about it till now.”
  • Mr. Bennet made no answer.

    083. What do you mean by…?
    Elizabeth listened in silence, but was not convinced. Their behaviour at the assembly had not been calculated to please in general; and with more quickness of observation and less pliancy of temper than her sister, and with a judgment, too, unassailed by any attention to herself, she was very little disposed to approve them. They were in fact very fine ladies, not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of being agreeable where they chose it; but proud and conceited. They were rather handsome, had been educated in one of the first private seminaries in town, had a fortune of twenty thousand pounds, were in the habit of spending more than they ought, and of associating with people of rank; and were therefore in every respect entitled to think well of themselves, and meanly of others. They were of a respectable family in the north of England; a circumstance more deeply impressed on their memories than that their brothers fortune and their own had been acquired by trade.

    不到一会儿工夫,达西又走到她身边来了,他表面上虽然并不想跟她们攀谈,卢卡斯小姐却不时怂恿伊丽莎白向他把这个问题正面提出来。伊丽莎白给她这样一激,便立刻转过脸来跟他说:

    Miss Bingleys attention was quite as much engaged in watching Mr. Darcys progress through his book, as in reading her own; and she was perpetually either making some inquiry, or looking at his page. She could not win him, however, to any conversation; he merely answered her question, and read on. At length, quite exhausted by the attempt to be amused with her own book, which she had only chosen because it was the second volume of his, she gave a great yawn and said, ”How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

    088. What I’m trying to say is…

    Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three and twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character. Her mind was less difficult to develope. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news. “总而言之,她除了跑路的本领以外,没有要样别的长处。她今儿早上那副样子我才永远忘不了呢,简直象个疯子。”
    ”It is amazing to me,” said Bingley, ”how young ladies can have patience to be so very accomplished as they all are.”
    “噢,彬格莱先生的马车要送他的朋友到麦里屯去,赫斯脱夫妇又是有车无马。”
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    “我知道你是这样的,我对你感到奇怪的也就是这种地方。凭你这样一个聪明人。为什么竟会忠厚到看不出别人的愚蠢和无聊!你走遍天下,到处都可以遇到伪装坦白的人。可是,这可只有你做得到。那么,你也喜欢那位先生的姐妹们吗?她们的风度可比不上他呀。”
      Mr. Bingley inherited property to the amount of nearly an hundred thousand pounds from his father, who had intended to purchase an estate, but did not live to do it. -- Mr. Bingley intended it likewise, and sometimes made choice of his county; but as he was now provided with a good house and the liberty of a manor, it was doubtful to many of those who best knew the easiness of his temper, whether he might not spend the remainder of his days at Netherfield, and leave the next generation to purchase.

    “我跟本不相信这种话,要是他果真和蔼可亲,就该跟郎格太太说话啦。可是这里面的奥妙是可想而知的,大家都说他非常骄傲,他所以没跟郎格太太说话,或许是因为听到朗格太太连马车也没有一部,临时雇了车子来参加跳舞会吧。”

      ”I deserve neither such praise nor such censure,” cried Elizabeth; ”I am not a great reader, and I have pleasure in many things.”
    她被领进了餐厅,只见他们全家人都在那儿,只有吉英不在场。她一走进门就引起全场人的惊奇。赫斯脱太太和彬格莱小姐心想,这么一大早,路上又这么泥泞,她竟从三英里路开外赶到这儿来,而且是独个儿赶来的,这事情简直叫人无法相信。伊丽莎白料定她们瞧不起她这种举动。不过事实上她们倒很客气地接待了她,特别是她们的兄弟,不仅是客客气气接待她,而且非常殷勤多礼。达西先生说话不多,赫斯脱先生完全一言不发。达西先生的心里被两种情感弄得七上八下:一方面爱慕她那步行之后的鲜艳的脸色,另方面又怀疑她是否值得为了这么点儿事情独个儿打那么远赶来。至于赫斯脱先生,他一心一意只想要吃早饭。 “我偷听到的话比你听到的要更有意思了,伊丽莎,”夏绿蒂说。“达西先生的话没有他朋友的话中听,可不是吗?可怜的伊丽莎!他不过认为她还可以!” ”What you ask,” said Elizabeth, ”is no sacrifice on my side; and Mr. Darcy had much better finish his letter,”

    主人家听到这话,表示百般关切,便再三挽留她们,希望她们至少待到下一天再走,吉英让她们说服了,于是姐妹俩只得再耽搁一天。这一下可叫彬格莱小姐后悔挽留她们,她对伊丽莎白又嫉妒又讨厌,因此也就顾不得对吉英的感情了。彬格莱听到她们马上要走非常发愁,便一遍又一遍劝导吉英,说她还没有完全复元,马上就走不大妥当,可是吉英既然觉得自己的主张是对的便再三坚持。

  • 013. Do you have… available?
  • ”Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you chuse,” said Mr. Bennet; and, as he spoke, he left the room, fatigued with the raptures of his wife.
      “先生,我的确一点儿也不想跳舞。你可千万别以为我是跑到这边来找舞伴的。”

    “果真不敢。”

    ”Do you not think it would be a proper compliment to the place?”

    Mr. Bennet replied that he had not.

    The rest of the evening was spent in conjecturing how soon he would return Mr. Bennets visit, and determining when they should ask him to dinner.

      “噢,不要紧。正月里我就可以跟她见面。不过,你老是写那么动人的长信给她吗,达西先生?”

    “假如一个女人爱上了一个男人,只要女方不故意瞒住男方,男方一定会看得出的。”

    018. Not…until…

    ”Miss Bingley told me,” said Jane, ”that he never speaks much unless among his intimate acquaintance. With them he is remarkably agreeable.”

      “妈妈,”丽迪雅嚷道,“姨妈说,弗斯脱上校跟卡特尔上尉上琴小姐家里去的次数,不象初来的时候那么勤了;她近来常常看到他们站在‘克拉克借书处’等人。”

    Miss Bingleys attention was quite as much engaged in watching Mr. Darcys progress through his book, as in reading her own; and she was perpetually either making some inquiry, or looking at his page. She could not win him, however, to any conversation; he merely answered her question, and read on. At length, quite exhausted by the attempt to be amused with her own book, which she had only chosen because it was the second volume of his, she gave a great yawn and said, ”How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

    ”When I am in the country,” he replied, ”I never wish to leave it; and when I am in town it is pretty much the same. They have each their advantages, and I can be equally happy in either.”

    011. Do you agree…?

    ”You used us abominably ill,” answered Mrs. Hurst, ”in running away without telling us that you were coming out.” Then taking the disengaged arm of Mr. Darcy, she left Elizabeth to walk by herself. The path just admitted three.
    ”It will be no use to us if twenty such should come, since you will not visit them.”
    伊丽莎白本不想跟他们待在一起,一听这话,便笑嘻嘻地说:

    他们正谈得起劲和时候,忽然看见赫斯脱太太和伊丽莎白从另外一条路走过来。

    084. …what-do-you-call-it (what·cha·ma·call·it)
    ”I have an excessive regard for Jane Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father and mother, and such low connections, I am afraid there is no chance of it.”
  • 052. It’s too bad that…
  • “初看上去的确比不上。不过跟她们攀谈起来,就觉得她们也都是些讨人喜欢的女人。听说彬格莱小姐将要跟她兄弟住在一起,替他料埋家务;她要不是个好邻居,那才怪呢。”

  • ”I honour your circumspection. A fortnights acquaintance is certainly very little. One cannot know what a man really is by the end of a fortnight. But if we do not venture, somebody else will; and after all, Mrs. Long and her nieces must stand their chance; and therefore, as she will think it an act of kindness, if you decline the office, I will take it on myself.”
  • AT five oclock the two ladies retired to dress, and at half past six Elizabeth was summoned to dinner. To the civil enquiries which then poured in, and amongst which she had the pleasure of distinguishing the much superior solicitude of Mr. Bingleys, she could not make a very favourable answer. Jane was by no means better. The sisters, on hearing this, repeated three or four times how much they were grieved, how shocking it was to have a bad cold, and how excessively they disliked being ill themselves, and then thought no more of the matter; and their indifference towards Jane, when not immediately before them, restored Elizabeth to the enjoyment of all her original dislike. Their brother, indeed, was the only one of the party whom she could regard with any complacency. His anxiety for Jane was evident, and his attentions to herself most pleasing, and they prevented her feeling herself so much an intruder as she believed she was considered by the others. She had very little notice from any but him. Miss Bingley was engrossed by Mr. Darcy, her sister scarcely less so; and as for Mr. Hurst, by whom Elizabeth sat, he was an indolent man, who lived only to eat, drink, and play at cards, who, when he found her prefer a plain dish to a ragout, had nothing to say to her.
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    这一天过得和前一天没有多大的不同。赫斯脱太太和彬格莱小姐上午陪了病人几个钟头,病人尽管好转得很慢,却在不断地好转。晚上,伊丽莎白跟她们一块儿待在客厅里。不过这一回却没有看见有人打“禄牌”。达西先生在写信,彬格莱小姐坐在他身旁看他写,一再纠缠不清地要他代她附笔问候他的妹妹。赫斯脱先生和彬格莱先生在打“皮克牌”,赫斯脱太太在一旁看他们打。
  • 彬格莱先生从他的父亲那儿只承继了一笔将近十万镑的遗产。他父亲生前本来打算购置些田产,可惜没有了却心愿就与世长辞了。彬格莱先生同样有这个打算,并且一度打算就在自己故乡购置,不过目前他既然有了一幢很好的房子,而且有庄园听他任意使用,于是那些了解他性格的人都说,象他这样一个随遇而安的人,下半辈子恐怕就在尼日斐花园度过,购置田产的事又要留给下一代去做了。他的姐妹们倒反而替他着急,希望早些购置产业;不过尽管他现在仅仅是以一个租户的身分在这儿住了下来,彬格莱小姐还是非常愿意替他掌管家务,再说那位嫁了个穷措大的赫斯脱太太,每逢上弟弟这儿来作客,依旧象是到了自己家里一样。当时彬格莱先生成年还不满两个年头,只因为偶然听到人家推荐尼日斐花园的房子,他便来到这儿看看。他里里外外看了半个钟头,地段和几间主要的房间都很中他的意,加上房东又把那幢房子大大赞美了一番,那番话对他也是正中下怀,于是他就当场租了下来。他和达西虽然性格大不相同,彼此之间友谊却始终如一。达西所以喜欢彬格莱,是因为彬格莱为人温柔敦厚、坦白直爽,尽管个性方面和他自己极端相反,而他自己也从来不曾觉得自己的个性有什么不完美的地方。达西很器重彬格莱,因此彬格莱对他极其信赖,对他的见解也推崇备至。在智力方面讲,达西比他强──这并不是说彬格莱笨,而是说达西聪明些。达西为人兼有傲慢、含蓄和爱挑剔的性子,他虽说受过良好的教养,可是他的风度总不受人欢迎。从这一方面讲,他的朋友可比他高明了。彬格莱无论走到哪儿,一定都会讨人喜欢,达西却始终得罪人。
  • ”It is a rule with me, that a person who can write a long letter, with ease, cannot write ill.”
      “要是你存心罚他,那是再容易不过的事,”伊丽莎白说。“彼此都可以罚来罚去,折磨来折磨去。作弄他一番吧──讥笑他一番吧。你们既然这么相熟,你该懂得怎么对付他呀。”

    “这条路太窄,不能让我们大家一块儿并排走,我们不是走到大道上去吧。”

    ”Ah! you do not know what I suffer.”

    ”And then you have added so much to it yourself, you are always buying books.”
    “我只要见到吉英就成。”
      024. How about…?
    To this speech Bingley made no answer; but his sisters gave it their hearty assent, and indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear friends vulgar relations.
    彬格莱小姐弹了几支意大利歌曲以后,便改弹了一些活泼的苏格兰曲子来变换变换情调。不大一会儿工夫,达西先生走到伊丽莎白跟前来,跟她说: ”It will be her turn soon to be teazed,” said Miss Lucas. ”I am going to open the instrument, Eliza, and you know what follows.”

    伊丽莎白从心底里感激他,然后走到一张放了几本书的桌子跟前。他立刻要另外拿些书来给她──把他书房里所有的书都拿来。“要是我的藏书多一些就好啦,无论是为你的益处着想,为我自己的面子着想;可是我是个懒鬼,藏书不多,读过的就更少了。”伊丽莎白跟他说,房间里那几本书尽够她看了。

    从他俩谈起麦里屯舞会的态度来看,就足见两人性格的不同。彬格莱说,他生平从来没有遇到过什么人比这儿的人更和蔼,也没有遇到过什么姑娘比这儿的姑娘更漂亮;在他看来,这儿每个人都极其和善,极其殷勤,不拘礼,不局促,他一下子就觉得和全场的人都相处得很熟;讲起班纳特小姐,他想象不出人间会有一个比她更美丽的天使。至于达西,他总觉得他所看到的这些人既不美,又谈不上风度,没有一个人使他感兴趣,也没有一个人对他献殷勤,博取他的欢心。他承认班纳特小姐是漂亮的,可惜她笑得太多。赫斯脱太太姐妹同意他这种看法──可是她们仍然羡慕她,喜欢她,说她是个甜姐儿,她们并不反对跟她这样的一位小姐做个深交。班纳特小姐就这样成为一个甜姐儿了,她们的兄弟听到了这番赞美,便觉得今后可以爱怎么样想她就怎么样想她了。
  • “可是人们本身的变动很多,他们身上永远有新的东西值得你去注意。”
  • 伊丽莎白说:“你要这样做,对我并没有什么损失;达西先生还是去把信写好吧。”
    接着她又说道:“要不是靠好朋友们照顾,我相信她真不知道变成什么样儿了;因为她实在病得很重,痛苦得很厉害,不过好在她有极大的耐性──她一贯都是那样的,我生平简直没见过第二个人有她这般温柔到极点的性格。我常常跟别的几个女儿们说,她们比起她来简直太差了。彬格莱先生,你这所房子很可爱呢,从那条鹅卵石铺道上望出去,景致也很美丽。在这个村庄里,我从来没见过一个地方比得上尼日斐花园。虽然你的租期很短,我劝你千万别急着搬走。”
    ”You are severe on us.”

    彬格莱小姐连忙招呼她们说:“我不知道你们也想出来散散步,”她说这话的时候,心里很有些惴惴不安,因为她恐怕刚才的话让她们听见了。

    003. As far as…

    ”You excel so much in the dance, Miss Eliza, that it is cruel to deny me the happiness of seeing you; and though this gentleman dislikes the amusement in general, he can have no objection, I am sure, to oblige us for one half hour.”

  • ”I would wish not to be hasty in censuring any one; but I always speak what I think.”
  • ”If I were as rich as Mr. Darcy,” cried a young Lucas who came with his sisters, ”I should not care how proud I was. I would keep a pack of foxhounds, and drink a bottle of wine every day.”
    Chapter 7
      班纳特先生尽管在自己太太面前自始至终都说是不想去拜访彬格莱先生,事实上一直都打算去拜访他,而且还是跟第一批人一起去拜访他的。等到他去拜访过以后,当天晚上太太才知道实情。这消息透露出来的经过是这样的--他看到第二个女儿在装饰帽子,就突然对她说:
    “你难道不想知道是谁租去的吗?”太太不耐烦地嚷起来了。
    ”Oh! my dear Mr. Bennet,” as she entered the room, ”we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ball. I wish you had been there. Jane was so admired, nothing could be like it. Every body said how well she looked; and Mr. Bingley thought her quite beautiful, and danced with her twice. Only think of that my dear; he actually danced with her twice; and she was the only creature in the room that he asked a second time. First of all, he asked Miss Lucas. I was so vexed to see him stand up with her; but, however, he did not admire her at all: indeed, nobody can, you know; and he seemed quite struck with Jane as she was going down the dance. So, he enquired who she was, and got introduced, and asked her for the two next. Then, the two third he danced with Miss King, and the two fourth with Maria Lucas, and the two fifth with Jane again, and the two sixth with Lizzy, and the Boulanger --” ”Aye -- that is because you have the right disposition. But that gentleman,” looking at Darcy, ”seemed to think the country was nothing at all.”

    Miss Bingley was not so entirely satisfied with this reply as to continue the subject.

    “初看上去的确比不上。不过跟她们攀谈起来,就觉得她们也都是些讨人喜欢的女人。听说彬格莱小姐将要跟她兄弟住在一起,替他料埋家务;她要不是个好邻居,那才怪呢。”
  • ”My dear Mr. Bennet,” replied his wife, ”how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them.”
  • ”Oh!” cried Miss Bingley, ”Charles writes in the most careless way imaginable. He leaves out half his words, and blots the rest.”

    “我有现在这样的日子过,自然不好意思疏忽家里的藏书室。“

    099. You can never… too…

    “唔,原来如此,”她的母亲嚷道,“郎格太太可要挨到开跳舞会的前一天才能赶回来;那么,她可来不及把他介绍给你们啦,她自己也还不认识他呢。”

    Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley both cried out against the injustice of her implied doubt, and were both protesting that they knew many women who answered this description, when Mr. Hurst called them to order, with bitter complaints of their inattention to what was going forward. As all conversation was thereby at an end, Elizabeth soon afterwards left the room.

      班纳特太太回答道:“我却没有想象到会这般严重呢,先生,她病得太厉害了,根本不能搬动。钟斯大夫也说,千万不可以叫她搬动。我们只得叨光你们多照顾几天啦。”
    “说到随随便便地轻易听从一个朋友的劝告,在你身上可还找不出这个优点。”

    ”That would be a good scheme,” said Elizabeth, ”if you were sure that they would not offer to send her home.”

    “噢,当然罗,”他的忠实助手叫起来了,“要是一个妇女不能超越常人,就不能算是多才多艺。一个女人必须精通音乐、歌唱、图画、舞蹈以及现代语文,那才当得起这个称号;除此以外,她的仪表和步态,她的声调,她的谈吐和表情,都得有相当风趣,否则她就不够资格。”

    她妈妈叫道:“你怎么这样蠢!路上这么泥泞,亏你想得出来!等你走到那儿,你那副样子怎么见人。”

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    彬格莱小姐一面看达西读书,一面自己读书,两件事同时并做,都是半心半意。她老是向他问句什么的,或者是看他读到哪一页。不过,她总是没有办法逗她说话;她问一句他就答一句,答过以后便继续读他的书。彬格莱小姐所以要挑选那一本书读,只不过因为那是达西所读的第二卷,她满想读个津津有味,不料这会儿倒读得精疲力尽了。她打了个呵欠,说道:“这样度过一个晚上,真是多么愉快啊!我说呀,什么娱乐也抵不上读书的乐趣。无论干什么事,都是一上手就要厌倦,读书却不会这样!将来有一天我自己有了家,要是没有个很好的书房,那会多遗憾哟。”“我跟本不相信这种话,要是他果真和蔼可亲,就该跟郎格太太说话啦。可是这里面的奥妙是可想而知的,大家都说他非常骄傲,他所以没跟郎格太太说话,或许是因为听到朗格太太连马车也没有一部,临时雇了车子来参加跳舞会吧。”
    达西说:“假装谦虚偏偏往往就是信口开河,有时候简直是转弯抹角的自夸?”

    An invitation to dinner was soon afterwards dispatched; and already had Mrs. Bennet planned the courses that were to do credit to her housekeeping, when an answer arrived which deferred it all. Mr. Bingley was obliged to be in town the following day, and consequently unable to accept the honour of their invitation, &c. Mrs. Bennet was quite disconcerted. She could not imagine what business he could have in town so soon after his arrival in Hertfordshire; and she began to fear that he might be always flying about from one place to another, and never settled at Netherfield as he ought to be. Lady Lucas quieted her fears a little by starting the idea of his being gone to London only to get a large party for the ball; and a report soon followed that Mr. Bingley was to bring twelve ladies and seven gentlemen with him to the assembly. The girls grieved over such a large number of ladies; but were comforted the day before the ball by hearing that, instead of twelve, he had brought only six with him from London, his five sisters and a cousin. And when the party entered the assembly room, it consisted of only five altogether; Mr. Bingley, his two sisters, the husband of the oldest, and another young man.

    “关于促进我的家庭幸福方面,你还有什么别的意见吗?”
    班纳特太太正要答话,不料一个小厮走了进来,拿来一封信给班纳特小姐。这是尼是斐花园送来的一封信,小厮等着取回信。班纳特太太高兴得眼睛也闪亮起来。吉英读信的时候,她心急地叫道:“嘿,吉英,谁来的信?信上说些什么?是怎么说的?喂,吉英,赶快看完说给听吧;快点儿呀,宝宝!”
      ”You are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room,” said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet.
    ”And so ended his affection,” said Elizabeth impatiently. ”There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way. I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!”
    In Meryton they parted; the two youngest repaired to the lodgings of one of the officers wives, and Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ancles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.
  • “搬动!”彬格莱叫道:“绝对不可以。我相信我的妹妹也决计不肯让她搬走的。”彬格莱小姐冷淡而有礼貌地说:“你放心好啦,老太太,班纳特小姐待在我们这儿,我们一定尽心尽意地照顾她。”
  • 伊丽莎白掉过头去,免得人家看见她发笑。
    072. Thanks to…
    达西等她一住口,便马上说:“我非常愿意解释一下,事情不外乎是这样的,你们是心腹之交,所以选择了这个办法来消磨黄昏,还要谈谈私事,否则就是你们自以为散起步来体态显得特别好看,所以要散散步。倘若是出于第一个动机,我夹在你们一起就会妨碍你们;假若是出于第二个动机,那么我坐在火炉旁边可以更好地欣赏你们。” 069. On one hand…on the other hand…
  • ”But if he does it any more, I shall certainly let him know that I see what he is about. He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.”
  • 076. There is nothing as…as…

    “伊丽莎,你得记住,他可不象你那么懂得吉英的性格。”

    012. Do you carry this in…?

    To this speech Bingley made no answer; but his sisters gave it their hearty assent, and indulged their mirth for some time at the expense of their dear friends vulgar relations.

    “你的话靠得住吗,妈妈?──一点儿没说错吗?”吉英说。“我清清楚楚看到达西先生跟她说话的。”

    She was shewn into the breakfast-parlour, where all but Jane were assembled, and where her appearance created a great deal of surprise. -- That she should have walked three miles so early in the day, in such dirty weather, and by herself, was almost incredible to Mrs. Hurst and Miss Bingley; and Elizabeth was convinced that they held her in contempt for it. She was received, however, very politely by them; and in their brothers manners there was something better than politeness; there was good humour and kindness. -- Mr. Darcy said very little, and Mr. Hurst nothing at all. The former was divided between admiration of the brilliancy which exercise had given to her complexion, and doubt as to the occasions justifying her coming so far alone. The latter was thinking only of his breakfast.
    “你的话靠得住吗,妈妈?──一点儿没说错吗?”吉英说。“我清清楚楚看到达西先生跟她说话的。”
      五点钟的时候,主人家两姐妹出去更衣;六点半的时候伊丽莎白被请去吃晚饭。大家都礼貌周全,纷纷来探问吉英的病情,其中尤其是彬格莱先生问得特别关切,这叫伊丽莎白非常愉快,只可惜吉英的病情一些没有好转,因此她无法给人家满意的回答。那姐妹听到这话,便几次三番地说她们是多么担心,说重伤风是多么可怕,又说她们自己多么讨厌生病,──说过了这些话以后就不当它一回事了。伊丽莎白看到她们当吉英不在她们面前的时候就对吉英这般冷淡,于是她本来那种讨厌她们的心理现在又重新滋长起来。的确,她们这家人里面只有她们的兄弟能使她称心满意,你一眼便可以看出他是真的在为吉英担忧,再说他对于伊丽莎白也殷勤和悦到极点。伊丽莎白本以为人家会把她看作一个不速之客,可是有了这份殷勤,她就不这么想了。除他以外,别人都不大理睬她。彬格莱小姐的心在达西先生身上,赫斯脱太太差不多也没有什么两样;再说到赫斯脱先生,他就坐在伊丽莎白身旁,他天生一副懒骨头,活在世上就是为了吃、喝、玩牌,他听到伊丽莎白宁可吃一碟普通的菜而不喜欢吃烩肉,便和她谈不上劲了。
    ”Well, Jane, who is it from? what is it about? what does he say? Well, Jane, make haste and tell us; make haste, my love.” “我也瞧不起她,”班纳特先生说;“你倒不指望她来替你效劳,这叫我听到高兴。”

    “我非常关心吉英·班纳特──她倒的确是位可爱的姑娘──我诚心诚意地希望她好好儿攀门亲事。只可惜遇到那样的父母,加上还有那么些下流的亲戚,我怕她没有什么指望了。”

    ”To yield readily -- easily -- to the persuasion of a friend is no merit with you.”

    ”But, my dear, your father cannot spare the horses, I am sure. They are wanted in the farm, Mr. Bennet, are not they?”

    ”I am talking of possibilities, Charles.”

    ”Eliza Bennet,” said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, ”is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex by undervaluing their own, and with many men, I dare say, it succeeds. But, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art.”

    ”Yes; I do comprehend a great deal in it.”

    His sisters were very anxious for his having an estate of his own; but though he was now established only as a tenant, Miss Bingley was by no means unwilling to preside at his table, nor was Mrs. Hurst, who had married a man of more fashion than fortune, less disposed to consider his house as her home when it suited her. Mr. Bingley had not been of age two years, when he was tempted by an accidental recommendation to look at Netherfield House. He did look at it and into it for half an hour, was pleased with the situation and the principal rooms, satisfied with what the owner said in its praise, and took it immediately.

    ”It will be her turn soon to be teazed,” said Miss Lucas. ”I am going to open the instrument, Eliza, and you know what follows.”

    “噢,当然罗,”他的忠实助手叫起来了,“要是一个妇女不能超越常人,就不能算是多才多艺。一个女人必须精通音乐、歌唱、图画、舞蹈以及现代语文,那才当得起这个称号;除此以外,她的仪表和步态,她的声调,她的谈吐和表情,都得有相当风趣,否则她就不够资格。”

    “噢,有的是。千万把你姨丈人姨丈母的像挂到彭伯里画廊里面去,就挂在你那位当法官的伯祖父大人遗象旁边。你知道他们都是同行,只不过部门不同而已。至于尊夫人伊丽莎白,可千万别让别人替她画像,天下哪一个画家能够把她那一双美丽的眼睛画得维妙维肖?”
    ”Oh! she is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld! But there is one of her sisters sitting down just behind you, who is very pretty, and I dare say very agreeable. Do let me ask my partner to introduce you.”
    Mrs. Hurst and her sister allowed it to be so -- but still they admired her and liked her, and pronounced her to be a sweet girl, and one whom they should not object to know more of. Miss Bennet was therefore established as a sweet girl, and their brother felt authorised by such commendation to think of her as he chose.
    “你难道不想知道是谁租去的吗?”太太不耐烦地嚷起来了。

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    ”You have a house in town, I conclude?”
    043. I’ll let you know…
    ELIZABETH passed the chief of the night in her sisters room, and in the morning had the pleasure of being able to send a tolerable answer to the enquiries which she very early received from Mr. Bingley by a housemaid, and some time afterwards from the two elegant ladies who waited on his sisters. In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgment of her situation. The note was immediately dispatched, and its contents as quickly complied with. Mrs. Bennet, accompanied by her two youngest girls, reached Netherfield soon after the family breakfast. Had she found Jane in any apparent danger, Mrs. Bennet would have been very miserable; but being satisfied on seeing her, that her illness was not alarming, she had no wish of her recovering immediately, as her restoration to health would probably remove her from Netherfield. She would not listen therefore to her daughters proposal of being carried home; neither did the apothecary, who arrived about the same time, think it at all advisable. After sitting a little while with Jane, on Miss Bingleys appearance and invitation the mother and three daughters all attended her into the breakfast parlour. Bingley met them with hopes that Mrs. Bennet had not found Miss Bennet worse than she expected.
    089. What’s the matter with…?

    “这个人叫什么名字?”

    ”I do not believe a word of it, my dear. If he had been so very agreeable, he would have talked to Mrs. Long. But I can guess how it was; every body says that he is ate up with pride, and I dare say he had heard somehow that Mrs. Long does not keep a carriage, and had come to the ball in a hack chaise.”

    班纳特先生尽管在自己太太面前自始至终都说是不想去拜访彬格莱先生,事实上一直都打算去拜访他,而且还是跟第一批人一起去拜访他的。等到他去拜访过以后,当天晚上太太才知道实情。这消息透露出来的经过是这样的--他看到第二个女儿在装饰帽子,就突然对她说:

    That the Miss Lucases and the Miss Bennets should meet to talk over a ball was absolutely necessary; and the morning after the assembly brought the former to Longbourn to hear and to communicate.

    He listened to her with perfect indifference while she chose to entertain herself in this manner, and as his composure convinced her that all was safe, her wit flowed long.
    班纳特先生尽管在自己太太面前自始至终都说是不想去拜访彬格莱先生,事实上一直都打算去拜访他,而且还是跟第一批人一起去拜访他的。等到他去拜访过以后,当天晚上太太才知道实情。这消息透露出来的经过是这样的--他看到第二个女儿在装饰帽子,就突然对她说:
    “你真的没想到吗?我倒替你想到了。不过,这正是我和你大不相同的地方。你遇到人家抬举你,总是受宠若惊,我就不是这样。他第二次再来请你跳舞,这不是再自然不过的事吗?你比起舞场里任何一位小姐都要漂亮得不知多少倍,他长了眼睛自然会看得出。他向你献殷勤你又何必感激。说起来,他的确很可爱,我也不反对你喜欢他。不过你以前可也喜欢过很多蠢货啊。”
    ”Eliza Bennet,” said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, ”is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex by undervaluing their own, and with many men, I dare say, it succeeds. But, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art.”
    “那么,好太太,你正可以占你朋友的上风,反过来替她介绍这位贵人啦。”
    ”Certainly, my dear, nobody said there were; but as to not meeting with many people in this neighbourhood, I believe there are few neighbourhoods larger. I know we dine with four and twenty families.”
  • ”That is very true,” replied Elizabeth, ”and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
  • “你一定看到的,达西先生,”彬格莱小姐说,“我想,你总不愿意看到你自己的姐妹弄成那副狼狈样子吧。”

    ”Do not you want to know who has taken it?” cried his wife impatiently. 068. … only to find… 吉英本来并不轻易赞扬彬格莱先生,可是当她和伊丽莎白两个人在一起的时候,她就向她的妹妹倾诉衷曲,说她自己多么爱慕他。
    077. There is nothing I like better than…

    ”I have an excessive regard for Jane Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father and mother, and such low connections, I am afraid there is no chance of it.”

    “不过我希望你这毛病会好起来,那么,象这种每年有四千镑收入的阔少爷,你就可以眼看着他们一个个搬来做你的邻居了。”

    达西只笑了一下,接着大伙儿都沉默了一阵子,这时候伊丽莎白很是着急,怕她母亲又要出丑。她想说点儿什么,可是又想不出什么可说的。沉默了一下以后,班纳特太太又重新向彬格莱先生道谢,说是多亏他对吉英照顾周到,同时又向他道歉说,丽萃也来打扰了他。彬格莱先生回答得极其恳切而有礼貌,弄得他的妹妹也不得不讲礼貌,说了些很得体的话。她说话的态度并不十分自然,可是班纳特太太已经够满意的了。一会儿工夫,班纳特太太就叫预备马车。这个号令一发,她那位顶小的女儿立刻走上前来。原来自从她们母女来到此地,两个女儿就一直在交头接耳地商量,最后说定了由顶小的女儿来要求彬格莱先生兑现他刚以乡下时的诺言,在尼日斐花园开一次跳舞会。
    “当然罗,先生;──而且好就好在跳舞在低等社会里也很风行。哪个野蛮人不会跳舞。”

    彬格莱一听此话,便大叫起来:“即使她们有多得数不清的舅舅,可以把整个齐普赛都塞满,也不能把她们讨人喜爱的地方减损分毫。”

    NOT all that Mrs. Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description of Mr. Bingley. They attacked him in various ways; with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all; and they were at last obliged to accept the second-hand intelligence of their neighbour Lady Lucas. Her report was highly favourable. Sir William had been delighted with him. He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party. Nothing could be more delightful! To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love; and very lively hopes of Mr. Bingleys heart were entertained. ”If I can but see one of my daughters happily settled at Netherfield,” said Mrs. Bennet to her husband, ”and all the others equally well married, I shall have nothing to wish for.”

    ”Do you not think it would be a proper compliment to the place?”

    Sir William only smiled. ”Your friend performs delightfully;” he continued after a pause, on seeing Bingley join the group; -- ”and I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr. Darcy.” “我就讨厌谈彬格莱先生,”他的太太嚷起来了。
    ”If we make haste,” said Lydia, as they walked along, ”perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter before he goes.”

    “你这样说我们,未免太尖刻了些吧。”

    Sir William only smiled. ”Your friend performs delightfully;” he continued after a pause, on seeing Bingley join the group; -- ”and I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr. Darcy.”
    ”I am astonished, my dear,” said Mrs. Bennet, ”that you should be so ready to think your own children silly. If I wished to think slightingly of any bodys children, it should not be of my own, however.”
    091. What’s the use of…?
    “不过我希望你这毛病会好起来,那么,象这种每年有四千镑收入的阔少爷,你就可以眼看着他们一个个搬来做你的邻居了。”
    “他虽然骄傲,”卢卡斯小姐说,“可不象一般人的骄傲那样使我生气,因为他的骄傲还勉强说得过去。这么优秀的一个青年,门第好,又有钱,样样都比人家强,也难怪他要自以为了不起,照我的说法,他有权利骄傲。”
    “不过我总觉得,凡是写起长信来一挥而就的人,无论如何也不会写得不好。”
  • “你说得不错,可是事实上,她们却一个个都很聪明。”