小说:《傲慢与偏见》 第58章 (中英对照)

简.奥斯汀

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第 58 章

彬格莱先生非但没有如伊莉莎白所料,接到他朋友不能履约的道歉信,而且有咖苔琳夫人来过以后没有几天,就带着达西一同来到浪搏恩。两位贵客来得很早。吉英坐在那儿时时刻刻担心,唯恐母亲把达西的姨母来访的消息当面告诉达西,好在班纳特太太还没有来得及说这件事,彬格莱就提议出去散步,因为他要和吉英单独待在一块儿。大家都同意。班纳特太太没有散步的习惯,曼丽又从来不肯浪费时间,于是一同出去的只有五个人。彬格莱和吉英以马上就让别人走在前头,自己在后边走,让伊莉莎白、吉蒂和达西三个人去相应酬。三个人都不大说话:吉蒂很怕达西,因此不敢说话;伊莉莎白正在暗地里下最大的决心;达西或许也是一样。

他们向卢卡斯家里走去,因为吉蒂想要去看看玛丽亚;伊莉莎白觉得用不着大家都去,于是等吉蒂离开了他们以后,她就大著胆子跟他继续往前走。现在是她拿出决心来的时候了;她便立刻鼓起勇气跟他说;

“达西先生,我是个自私自利的人,我只想叫自己心里痛快,也不管是否会伤害你的情感。你对我那位可怜的妹妹情义太重,我再也不能不感激你了。我自从知道了这件事情以后,一心就想对你表示谢忱;要是我家里人全都知道了,那么就不止我一个要感激你了。”

“我很抱歉,我真抱歉,”达西先生又是惊奇又是激动。”这件事要是以错误的眼光去看,也许会使你觉得不好受,想不到竟会让你知道。我没有料到嘉丁纳太太这样不可靠。”

“你不应该怪我舅母。只因为丽迪雅自己不留神,先露出了口风,我才知道你牵涉在这件事情里面;那么我不打听个清楚明白,当然不肯甘休。让我代表我全家人谢谢你,多谢你本着一片同情心,不怕麻烦,受尽委屈,去找他们。”

达西说:”如果你当真要谢我,你只消表明你自己的谢忱。无用否认,我所以做得那么起劲,除了别的原因以外,也为了想要使你高兴。你家里人不用感谢我。我虽然尊敬他们,可是当时我心里只想到你一个人。”

伊莉莎白窘得一句话也说不出来。过了片刻工夫,只听得她的朋友又说:”你是个爽快人,决不会开我的玩笑。请你老实告诉我,你的心情是否还是和四月里一样。我的心愿和情感依然如旧,只要你说一句话,我便再也不提起这桩事。”

伊莉莎白听他这样表明心迹,越发为他感到不安和焦急,便不得不开口说话。她立刻吞吞吐吐地告诉他说,自从他刚刚提起的那个时期到现在,她的心情已经起了很大的变化,现在她愿意以愉快和感激的心情来接受他这一番盛情美意。这个回答简直使他感到从来没有过的快乐,他正象一个狂恋热爱的人一样,立刻抓住这个机会,无限乖巧、无限热烈地向她倾诉衷曲。要是伊莉莎白能够抬起头来看看他那双眼睛,她就可以看出,他那满脸喜气洋洋的神气,使他变得多么漂亮;她虽然不敢看他的脸色,却敢听他的声音;只听得他把千丝万缕的感情都告诉了她,说她在他心目中是多么重要,使她越听越觉得他情感的宝贵。

他们只顾往前走,连方向也不辨别一下。他们有多少心思要想,多少情感要去体会,多少话要谈。实在无心去注意别的事情,她马上就认识到,这次双方所以会取得这样的谅解,还得归功于他姨母的一番力量,原来他姨母回去的时候,路过伦敦果真去找过他一次,把她自己到浪搏恩来的经过、动机,以及和伊莉莎白谈话的内容,都一一告诉了他,特别把伊莉莎白的一言一语谈得十分详细,凡是她老人家认为嚣张乖癖、厚颜无耻的地方,都着重地说了又说,认为这样一来,纵使伊莉莎白不肯答应打消这门亲事,她姨侄倒一定会亲口承诺。不过,也是老夫人该倒楣,效果恰恰相反。

他说:”以前我几乎不敢奢望,这一次倒觉得事情有了希望。我完全了解你的脾气,我想,假若你当真恨我入骨,再也没有挽回的余地,那你一定会在咖苔琳夫人面前照直招认出来。”

伊莉莎白涨红了脸,一面笑,一面说:”这话不假,你知道我为人直爽,因此才相信我会做到那种地步。我既然能够当着你自己的面,深恶痛绝地骂你,自然也会在你任何亲戚面前骂你。”

“你骂我的话,哪一句不是活该?虽然你的指斥都没有根据,都是听到人家以讹传讹,可是我那次对你的态度,实在应该受到最严厉的责备。那是不可原谅的。我想起这件事来,就免不了痛恨自己。”

伊莉莎白说:”那天下午的事,究竟应该谁多负责任,我们也用不着争论了,严格说来,双方的态度都不好,不过从那次以后,我觉得我们双方都比较有礼貌些了。”

“我心里实在过意不去。几个月以来,一想起我当时说的那些话,表现出的那种行为,那种态度,那种表情,我就觉得说不出地难过。你骂我的话,确实骂得好,叫我一辈子也忘不了。你说:’假如你表现得有礼貌一些就好了。’你不知道你这句话使我多么的痛苦,你简直无从想像;不过,说老实话,我也还是过了好久才明白过来,承认你那句话骂得对。”

“我万万想不到那句话对你有那样大的影响。我完全没有料到那句话竟会叫你难受。”

“你这话我倒很容易相信。你当时认为我没有一丝一毫真正的感情,我相信你当时一定是那样想法。我永远也忘不了,当时你竟翻了脸,你说,不管我怎样向你求婚,都不能打动你的心,叫你答应我。”

“哎哟,我那些话你也不必再提,提起来未免不象话。告诉你,我自己也早已为那件事觉得难为情。”

达西又提起那封信。他说:”那封信……你接到我那封信以后,是否立刻对我有好感一些?信上所说的那些事,你相信不相信?”

她说,那封信对她影响很大,从此以后,她对他的偏见都慢慢地消除了。

他说:”我当时就想到,你看了那封信,一定非常难受,可是我实在万不得已。但愿你早把那封信毁了。其中有些话,特别是开头那些话,我实在不愿意你再去看它。我记得有些话一定会使你恨透了我。”

“如果你认为一定要烧掉那封信,才能保持我的爱情,那我当然一定把它烧掉;不过话说回来,即使我怎样容易变心,也不会看了那封信就和你翻脸。”

达西说:”当初写那封信的时候,我自以为完全心平气和,头脑冷静;可是事后我才明白,当时确确实实是出于一般怨气。”

“那封信开头也许有几分怨气,结尾却并不是这样。结尾那句话完全是一片大慈大悲。还是不要再去想那封信吧。无论是写信人也好,受信人也好,心情都已和当初大不相同,因此,一切不愉快的事,都应该把它忘掉。你得学学我的人生观。你要回忆过去,也只应当去回忆那些使你愉快的事情。”

“我并不认为你有这种人生观。对你来说,过去的事情,没有哪一件应该受到指责,因此你回忆起过去的事情来,便觉得件件满意,这与其说,是因为你人生观的关系,倒不如说,是因为你天真无邪。可是我的情形却是两样。我脑子里总免不了想起一些苦痛的事情,实在不能不想,也不应该不想。我虽然并不主张自私,可是事实上却自私了一辈子。从小时候起,大人就教我,为人处世应该如此这般,却不教我要把脾气改好。他们教我要学这个规矩那个规矩,又让我学会了他们的傲慢自大。不幸我是一个独生子(有好几年,家里只有我一个孩子),从小给父母亲宠坏了。虽然父母本身都是善良人(特别是父亲,完全是一片慈善心肠,和蔼可亲),却纵容我自私自利,傲慢自大,甚至还鼓励我如此,教我如此。他们教我,除了自己家里人以外,不要把任何人放在眼里,教我看不起天下人,至少希望我去鄙薄别人的见识,鄙薄别人的长处,把天下人都看得不如我。从八岁到二十八岁,我都是受的这种教养,好伊莉莎白,亲伊莉莎白,要不是亏了你,我可能到现在还是如此!我哪一点不都是亏了你!你给了我一顿教训,开头我当然受不了,可是我实在受益非浅。你羞辱得我好有道理。当初我向你求婚,以为你一定会答应。多亏你使我明白过来,我既然认定一位小姐值得我去博她欢心,我又一味对她自命不凡,那是万万办不到的。”

“当初你真以为会博得我的欢心吗?”

“我的确是那样想的。你一定会笑我太自负吧?我当时还以为你在指望着我、等待着我来求婚呢。”

“那一定是因为我态度不好,可是我告诉你,我并不是故意要那样。我决不是有意欺骗你,可是我往往凭著一时的兴致,以致造成大错,从那天下午起,你一定是非常恨我。”

“恨你!开头我也许很气你,可是过了不久,我便知道究竟应该气谁了。”

“我简直不敢问你,那次我们在彭伯里见面,你对我怎么看法。你怪我不该来吗?”

“不,哪儿的话;我只是觉得惊奇。”

“你固然惊奇,可是我蒙你那样抬举,恐怕比你还要惊奇。我的良心告诉我说,我不配受到你的殷勤款待,老实说,这当时的确没有料到会受到份外的待遇。”

达西说:”我当时的用意,是要尽量做到礼貌周全,让你看出我气量颇大,不计旧怨,希望你知道我已经重视了你的责备,诚心改过,能够原谅我,冲淡你对我的恶感。至于我从什么时候又起了别的念头,实在很难说,大概是看到你以后的半个钟头之内。”

然后他又说,那次乔治安娜非常乐意跟她做朋友,不料交情突然中断,使她十分扫兴;接着自然又谈到交情中断的原因,伊莉莎白这才明白,当初他还没有离开那家旅馆以前,就已下定决心,要跟着她从德比郡出发,去找她的妹妹,至于他当时所以沉闷忧郁,并不是为了别的事操心,而是为了这件事在转念头。

她又感谢了他一次,但是提起这桩事,双方都非常痛苦,所以没有再谈下去。

他们这样悠闲自在地溜达了好几英里路,也无心再去注意这种事,最后看看表,才发觉应该回家了。

“彬格莱和吉英上哪儿去了?”他们俩从这句话又谈到那另外一对的事情上去。达西早已知道他朋友已经和吉英订婚,觉得很高兴。

伊莉莎白说:”我得问问你,你是否觉得事出意外?”

“完全不觉得意外。我临走的时候,便觉得事情马上会成功。”

“那么说,你早就允许了他啦。真让我猜着了。”虽然他意图声辨,说她这种说法不对,她却认为事实确实如此。

他说:”我到伦敦去的前一个晚上,便把这事情向他坦白了,其实早就应该坦白的。我把过去的事都对他说了,使他明白我当初阻挡他那件事,真是又荒谬又冒失。他大吃一惊。他从来没有想到会有这种事。我还告诉他说,我从前以为你姐姐对他平平淡淡,现在才明白是我自己想错了;我立刻看出他对吉英依旧一往情深,因此我十分相信他们俩的结合一定会幸福。”

伊莉莎白听到他能够这样轻而易举地指挥他的朋友,不禁一笑。

她问道:”你跟他说,我姐姐爱他,你这话是自己体验出来的呢,还是春天里听我说的?”

“是我自己体验出来的。最近我到你家里去过两次,仔细观察了她一下,便看出她对他感情很深切。”

“我想,一经你说明,他也立刻明白了吧。”

“的确如此。彬格莱为人极其诚恳谦虚。他因为胆怯,所以遇到这种迫切问题,自己便拿不定主张,总是相信我的话,因此这次一切都做得很顺利。我不得不向他招认了一件事,我估计他在短时期里当然难免要为这件事生气。我老实对他说,去年冬天你姐姐进城去待了三个月,当时我知道这件事,却故意瞒住了他。他果然很生气。可是我相信,他只要明白了你姐姐对他有情感,他的气愤自然会消除。他现在已经真心诚意地宽恕了我。”

伊莉莎白觉得,彬格莱这样容易听信别人的话,真是难得;她禁不往要说,彬格莱真是个太可爱的人,可是她毕竟没有把这句话说出口。她想起了目前还不便跟达西开玩笑,现在就开他的玩笑未免太早。他继续跟她谈下去,预言著彬格莱的幸福……这种幸福当然抵不上他自己的幸福。两人一直块谈到走进家门,步入穿堂,方才分开。
Chapter 58

INSTEAD of receiving any such letter of excuse from his friend, as Elizabeth half expected Mr. Bingley to do, he was able to bring Darcy with him to Longbourn before many days had passed after Lady Catherine’s visit. The gentlemen arrived early; and, before Mrs. Bennet had time to tell him of their having seen his aunt, of which her daughter sat in momentary dread, Bingley, who wanted to be alone with Jane, proposed their all walking out. It was agreed to. Mrs. Bennet was not in the habit of walking; Mary could never spare time; but the remaining five set off together. Bingley and Jane, however, soon allowed the others to outstrip them. They lagged behind, while Elizabeth, Kitty, and Darcy were to entertain each other. Very little was said by either; Kitty was too much afraid of him to talk; Elizabeth was secretly forming a desperate resolution; and perhaps he might be doing the same.
They walked towards the Lucases, because Kitty wished to call upon Maria; and as Elizabeth saw no occasion for making it a general concern, when Kitty left them she went boldly on with him alone. Now was the moment for her resolution to be executed, and, while her courage was high, she immediately said,
“Mr. Darcy, I am a very selfish creature; and, for the sake of giving relief to my own feelings, care not how much I may be wounding your’s. I can no longer help thanking you for your unexampled kindness to my poor sister. Ever since I have known it, I have been most anxious to acknowledge to you how gratefully I feel it. Were it known to the rest of my family, I should not have merely my own gratitude to express.”
“I am sorry, exceedingly sorry,” replied Darcy, in a tone of surprise and emotion, “that you have ever been informed of what may, in a mistaken light, have given you uneasiness. I did not think Mrs. Gardiner was so little to be trusted.”
“You must not blame my aunt. Lydia’s thoughtlessness first betrayed to me that you had been concerned in the matter; and, of course, I could not rest till I knew the particulars. Let me thank you again and again, in the name of all my family, for that generous compassion which induced you to take so much trouble, and bear so many mortifications, for the sake of discovering them.”
“If you will thank me,” he replied, “let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to the other inducements which led me on, I shall not attempt to deny. But your family owe me nothing. Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you.”
Elizabeth was too much embarrassed to say a word. After a short pause, her companion added, “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”
Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances. The happiness which this reply produced, was such as he had probably never felt before; and he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do. Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his eye, she might have seen how well the expression of heartfelt delight, diffused over his face, became him; but, though she could not look, she could listen, and he told her of feelings, which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his affection every moment more valuable.
They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects. She soon learnt that they were indebted for their present good understanding to the efforts of his aunt, who did call on him in her return through London, and there relate her journey to Longbourn, its motive, and the substance of her conversation with Elizabeth; dwelling emphatically on every expression of the latter which, in her ladyship’s apprehension, peculiarly denoted her perverseness and assurance; in the belief that such a relation must assist her endeavours to obtain that promise from her nephew which she had refused to give. But, unluckily for her ladyship, its effect had been exactly contrariwise.
“It taught me to hope,” said he, “as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before. I knew enough of your disposition to be certain that, had you been absolutely, irrevocably decided against me, you would have acknowledged it to Lady Catherine, frankly and openly.”
Elizabeth coloured and laughed as she replied, “Yes, you know enough of my frankness to believe me capable of that. After abusing you so abominably to your face, I could have no scruple in abusing you to all your relations.”
“What did you say of me, that I did not deserve? For, though your accusations were ill-founded, formed on mistaken premises, my behaviour to you at the time had merited the severest reproof. It was unpardonable. I cannot think of it without abhorrence.”
“We will not quarrel for the greater share of blame annexed to that evening,” said Elizabeth. “The conduct of neither, if strictly examined, will be irreproachable; but since then, we have both, I hope, improved in civility.”
“I cannot be so easily reconciled to myself. The recollection of what I then said, of my conduct, my manners, my expressions during the whole of it, is now, and has been many months, inexpressibly painful to me. Your reproof, so well applied, I shall never forget: “had you behaved in a more gentleman-like manner.” Those were your words. You know not, you can scarcely conceive, how they have tortured me; — though it was some time, I confess, before I was reasonable enough to allow their justice.”
“I was certainly very far from expecting them to make so strong an impression. I had not the smallest idea of their being ever felt in such a way.”
“I can easily believe it. You thought me then devoid of every proper feeling, I am sure you did. The turn of your countenance I shall never forget, as you said that I could not have addressed you in any possible way that would induce you to accept me.”
“Oh! do not repeat what I then said. These recollections will not do at all. I assure you that I have long been most heartily ashamed of it.”
Darcy mentioned his letter. “Did it,” said he, “did it soon make you think better of me? Did you, on reading it, give any credit to its contents?”
She explained what its effect on her had been, and how gradually all her former prejudices had been removed.
“I knew,” said he, “that what I wrote must give you pain, but it was necessary. I hope you have destroyed the letter. There was one part especially, the opening of it, which I should dread your having the power of reading again. I can remember some expressions which might justly make you hate me.”
“The letter shall certainly be burnt, if you believe it essential to the preservation of my regard; but, though we have both reason to think my opinions not entirely unalterable, they are not, I hope, quite so easily changed as that implies.”
“When I wrote that letter,” replied Darcy, “I believed myself perfectly calm and cool, but I am since convinced that it was written in a dreadful bitterness of spirit.”
“The letter, perhaps, began in bitterness, but it did not end so. The adieu is charity itself. But think no more of the letter. The feelings of the person who wrote, and the person who received it, are now so widely different from what they were then, that every unpleasant circumstance attending it ought to be forgotten. You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
“I cannot give you credit for any philosophy of the kind. Your retrospections must be so totally void of reproach, that the contentment arising from them is not of philosophy, but, what is much better, of innocence. But with me, it is not so. Painful recollections will intrude which cannot, which ought not, to be repelled. I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Unfortunately an only son (for many years an only child), I was spoilt by my parents, who, though good themselves (my father, particularly, all that was benevolent and amiable), allowed, encouraged, almost taught me to be selfish and overbearing; to care for none beyond my own family circle; to think meanly of all the rest of the world; to wish at least to think meanly of their sense and worth compared with my own. Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.”
“Had you then persuaded yourself that I should?”
“Indeed I had. What will you think of my vanity? I believed you to be wishing, expecting my addresses.”
“My manners must have been in fault, but not intentionally, I assure you. I never meant to deceive you, but my spirits might often lead me wrong. How you must have hated me after that evening?”
“Hate you! I was angry perhaps at first, but my anger soon began to take a proper direction.”
“I am almost afraid of asking what you thought of me, when we met at Pemberley. You blamed me for coming?”
“No indeed; I felt nothing but surprise.”
“Your surprise could not be greater than mine in being noticed by you. My conscience told me that I deserved no extraordinary politeness, and I confess that I did not expect to receive more than my due.”
“My object then,” replied Darcy, “was to shew you, by every civility in my power, that I was not so mean as to resent the past; and I hoped to obtain your forgiveness, to lessen your ill opinion, by letting you see that your reproofs had been attended to. How soon any other wishes introduced themselves I can hardly tell, but I believe in about half an hour after I had seen you.”
He then told her of Georgiana’s delight in her acquaintance, and of her disappointment at its sudden interruption; which naturally leading to the cause of that interruption, she soon learnt that his resolution of following her from Derbyshire in quest of her sister had been formed before he quitted the inn, and that his gravity and thoughtfulness there had arisen from no other struggles than what such a purpose must comprehend.
She expressed her gratitude again, but it was too painful a subject to each, to be dwelt on farther.
After walking several miles in a leisurely manner, and too busy to know any thing about it, they found at last, on examining their watches, that it was time to be at home.
“What could become of Mr. Bingley and Jane!” was a wonder which introduced the discussion of their affairs. Darcy was delighted with their engagement; his friend had given him the earliest information of it.
“I must ask whether you were surprised?” said Elizabeth.
“Not at all. When I went away, I felt that it would soon happen.”
“That is to say, you had given your permission. I guessed as much.” And though he exclaimed at the term, she found that it had been pretty much the case.
“On the evening before my going to London,” said he, “I made a confession to him, which I believe I ought to have made long ago. I told him of all that had occurred to make my former interference in his affairs absurd and impertinent. His surprise was great. He had never had the slightest suspicion. I told him, moreover, that I believed myself mistaken in supposing, as I had done, that your sister was indifferent to him; and as I could easily perceive that his attachment to her was unabated, I felt no doubt of their happiness together.”
Elizabeth could not help smiling at his easy manner of directing his friend.
“Did you speak from your own observation,” said she, “when you told him that my sister loved him, or merely from my information last spring?”
“From the former. I had narrowly observed her during the two visits which I had lately made here; and I was convinced of her affection.”
“And your assurance of it, I suppose, carried immediate conviction to him.”
“It did. Bingley is most unaffectedly modest. His diffidence had prevented his depending on his own judgment in so anxious a case, but his reliance on mine made every thing easy. I was obliged to confess one thing, which for a time, and not unjustly, offended him. I could not allow myself to conceal that your sister had been in town three months last winter, that I had known it, and purposely kept it from him. He was angry. But his anger, I am persuaded, lasted no longer than he remained in any doubt of your sister’s sentiments. He has heartily forgiven me now.”
Elizabeth longed to observe that Mr. Bingley had been a most delightful friend; so easily guided that his worth was invaluable; but she checked herself. She remembered that he had yet to learn to be laughed at, and it was rather too early to begin. In anticipating the happiness of Bingley, which of course was to be inferior only to his own, he continued the conversation till they reached the house. In the hall they parted.

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  • 第 57 章

    这不速之客去了以后,伊莉莎白很是心神不安,而且很不容易恢复宁静。她接连好几个钟头不断地思索著这件事。咖苔琳夫人这次居然不怕麻烦,远从罗新斯赶来,原来是她自己异想天开,认为伊莉莎白和达西先生已经订了婚,所以特地赶来要把他们拆散。这个办法倒的确很好;可是,关于他们订婚的谣传,究竟有什么根据呢?这真叫伊莉莎白无从想像,后来她才想起了达西旧彬格莱的好朋友,她自己是吉英的妹妹,而目前大家往往会因为一重婚姻而连带想到再结一重婚姻,那么,人们自然要生出这种念头来了。她自己也早就想到,姐姐结婚以后,她和达西先生见面的机会也就更多了。因此卢家庄的邻居们(她认为只有他们和柯林斯夫妇通信的时候会说起这件事,因此才会传到咖苔琳夫人那里去)竟把这件事看成十拿九稳,而且好事就在眼前,可是她自己只不过觉得这件事将来有点希望而已。

  •   第 56 章

    有一天上午,大约是彬格莱和吉英订婚之后的一个星期,彬格莱正和女眷们坐在饭厅里,忽然听到一阵马车声,大家都走到窗口去看,只见一辆四马大轿车驶进园里来。这么一大早,理当不会有客人来,再看看那辆马车的配备,便知道这位访客决不是他们的街坊四邻。马是驿站上的马,至于马车本身,车前待从所穿的号服,他们也不熟悉。彬格莱既然断定有人来访,便马上劝班纳特小姐跟他避开,免得被这不速之客缠住,于是吉英跟他走到矮树林里去了。他们俩走了以后,另外三个人依旧在那儿猜测,可惜猜不出这位来客是谁。最后门开了,客人走进屋来,原来是咖苔琳德包尔夫人。

  •    第 55 章  

    这次拜访以后,没有过几天,彬格莱先生又来了,而且只有他一个人来。他的朋友已经在当天早上动身上伦敦去,不过十天以内就要回来。他在班府上坐了一个多钟头,显然非常高兴。班纳特太太留他吃饭,他一再道歉,说是别处已经先有了约会。

  •  第 54 章

    他们一走,伊莉莎白便到屋外去留达,好让自己精神舒畅一下,换句话说,也就是不停去想那些足以使她精神更加沉闷的念头。达西先生的行为叫她惊奇,也叫她烦恼。

  • 第 53 章

    韦翰先生对于这场谈话完全感到满意,从此他便不再提起这件事,免得自寻苦恼,也免得惹他亲爱的大姨伊莉莎白生气;伊莉莎白见他居然给说得不再开口,也觉得很高兴。

  • 第 52 章

    伊莉莎白果然如愿以偿,很快就接到了回信。她一接到信,就跑到那清静的小树林里去,在一张长凳上坐下来,准备读个痛快,因为她看到信写得那么长,便断定舅母没有拒绝她的要求。

  • 第 50 章

    班纳特先生远在好久以前,就希望每年的进款不要全部花光,能够积蓄一部分,让儿女往后不至于衣食匮乏;如果太太比他命长,衣食便也有了着落。拿目前来说,他这个希望比以往来得更迫切。要是他在这方面早就安排好了,那么这次丽迪雅挽回面子名誉的事,自然就不必要她舅舅为她花钱;也不必让舅舅去说服全英国最下流的一个青年给她确定夫妇的名分。


  • 班纳特先生回来两天了。那天吉英和伊莉莎白正在屋后的矮树林里散步,只见管家奶奶朝她俩走来,她们以为是母亲打发她来叫她们回去的,于是迎面走上前去。到了那个管家奶奶跟前,才发觉事出意外,原来她并不是来叫她们的。她对吉英说:"小姐,请原谅我打断了你们的谈话,不过,我料想你们一定获得了从城里来的好消息,所以我来大胆地问一问。"
  • 第 48 章

    第二天早上,大家都指望班纳特先生会寄信来,可是等到邮差来了,却没有带来他的片纸只字。家里人本来知道他一向懒得写信,能够拖延总是拖延;但是在这样的时候,她们都希望他能够勉为其难一些。既是没有信来,她们只得认为他没有什么愉快的消息可以报导,即使如此,她们也希望把事情弄个清楚明白。嘉丁纳先生也希望在动身以前能够看到几封信。

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