2014.08.21【英译中】The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapter 1

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"Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all."

“良知和懦弱其实是一码事。巴兹尔。良知只是懦弱的另一种说法罢了。”

"I don't believe that, Harry, and I don't believe you do either. However, whatever was my motive--and it may have been pride, for I used to be very proud--I certainly struggled to the door. There, of course, I stumbled against Lady Brandon. 'You are not going to run away so soon, Mr. Hallward?' she screamed out. You know her curiously shrill voice?"

“我不相信这种说法,哈里,我也不相信你会相信。然而无论我的动机是什么,可能是自尊心作祟,因为我曾是个非常骄傲的人,总之我挣扎着向门口走去。然后我撞上了布兰登夫人, 她惊呼‘你不会这么早就想走了吧,霍沃尔先生?’你也知道她那可怕的尖锐的声音。”

 "Yes; she is a peacock in everything but beauty," said Lord Henry, pulling the daisy to bits with his long nervous fingers.

“是的,她各个方面都像极了一只招摇的孔雀,除了美丽外。”亨利勋爵一边说一边一片一片地扯下花瓣。

"I could not get rid of her. She brought me up to royalties, and people with stars and garters, and elderly ladies with gigantic tiaras and parrot noses. She spoke of me as her dearest friend. I had only met her once before, but she took it into her head to lionize me. I believe some picture of mine had made a great success at the time, at least had been chattered about in the penny newspapers, which is the nineteenth-century standard of immortality. Suddenly I found myself face to face with the young man whose personality had so strangely stirred me. We were quite close, almost touching. Our eyes met again. It was reckless of me, but I asked Lady Brandon to introduce me to him. Perhaps it was not so reckless, after all. It was simply inevitable. We would have spoken to each other without any introduction. I am sure of that. Dorian told me so afterwards. He, too, felt that we were destined to know each other."

“我摆脱不了她,被她拖着去应付那些贵族,那些戴满勋章的人和戴着夸张的头饰的老妇人。她把我说得好像是她最亲密的朋友似的。但我之前只见过她一面,她就突发奇想似得把我捧得像个腕儿。我知道我有一些作品还算小有名气,至少曾经被一些报纸谈论过,不过按十九世纪的标准来说都是些不入流的报纸。突然间,我意识到那个对我有着奇怪的吸引力的年轻人就在我面前。我们如此靠近,几乎可以碰到彼此。我们眼神再次相接。我知道我太冲动了,但我还是让布兰登夫人将我引荐给他。毕竟,这件事也可能没那么危险。它只是不可避免。我们没有任何自我介绍就开始聊天。我确定我们命中注定是要相遇,后来,道尔告诉我他也有同样的感觉。"

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