【听美文学词汇】A Tribute to the Dog 狗的赞歌

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发表于:2015-01-31 22:30 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


traitor  n. 背叛(信仰)者;背信弃义者

e.g. The infamous traitor was sentenced to death. 那个罪大恶极的叛徒被判处死刑。

malice  n. 恶意; 怨恨

e.g. He sent the letter out of malice. 他出于恶意寄出了这封信。
treacherous  adj. 背信弃义的;不忠的

e.g. He is treacherous to his friends. 他对他的朋友不忠。

wintry  adj. 冬天的;寒冷的

e.g. Wintry weather continues to sweep across Britain. 寒冷的天气继续席卷整个英国。

pauper  n. 穷人; 贫民

e.g. A pauper has as much a right to learn as a king. 穷人和国王一样均有受教育的权利。


The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith.
The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer.
He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies.
And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.


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