美国语文读本 | Mary Dow 玛丽·道

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1."Come in, little stranger," I said,
As she tapped at my half-open door;
While the blanket, pinned over her head,
Just reached to the basket she bore.
1.当她轻轻叩响我那半开的房门,
“请进,陌生的孩子,”我开口,
一块头巾系在她头上,
垂落到她手里的篮子里。

2.A look full of innocence fell
From her modest and pretty blue eye,
As she said, "I have matches to sell,
And hope you are willing to buy."
2.她的蓝色眼睛美丽而害羞,
投向我的眼神天真可爱,
她说:“我有一些火柴出售,
希望您愿意购买。”

3."A penny a bunch is the price,
I think you'll not find it too much;
They are tied up so even and nice,
And ready to light with a touch."
3.“一把火柴只要一便士,
我想这个价格您不会觉得很高;
火柴捆得整整齐齐,
轻轻一擦就能点着。”

4.I asked, "What's your name, little girl?"
"'T is Mary," said she, "Mary Dow;"
And carelessly tossed off a curl,
That played on her delicate brow.
4.我问她:“你叫什么名字,小姑娘?”
“我叫玛丽。”她说,“玛丽·道。”
一缕卷发随意滑落到脸上,
在她精致的额前嬉闹。

5."My father was lost on the deep;
The ship never got to the shore;
And mother is sad, and will weep,
To hear the wind blow and sea roar."
5.“我爸爸的船再也没能回到岸边,
他消失在海的深处;
只要一听见海风海浪的声音,
伤心的妈妈就会哭泣。”

6."She sits there at home, without food,
Beside our poor, sick Willy's bed;
She paid all her money for wood,
And so I sell matches for bread."
6.“她守在可怜的威利的病床边,
整天在家里什么也吃不下;
她买木柴就花掉了所有的钱,
所以为了能有饭吃我才把火柴拿来卖。”

7."I'd go to the yard and get chips,
But then it would make me too sad
To see the men building the ships,
And think they had made one so bad."
7.“我愿意到院场上捡拾碎木片,
可是那会让我非常伤心,
因为我会见到工人在造船,
想起曾经有过一艘坏船夺走了父亲。”

8."But God, I am sure, who can take
Such fatherly care of a bird,
Will never forget nor forsake
The children who trust in his word."
8.“可是上帝,我深信不疑,
能给予小鸟慈父般呵护的上帝,
永远不会忘记,也不会放弃,
信赖他每一句话的孩子。”

9."And now, if I only can sell
The matches I brought out today,
I think I shall do very well,
And we shall rejoice at the pay."
9.“现在,只要我能卖掉
今天带出来的这些火柴,
我想我会做得很好,
挣的钱会让我们感到愉快。”

10."Fly home, little bird," then I thought,
"Fly home, full of joy, to your nest;"
For I took all the matches she brought,
And Mary may tell you the rest.
10.“飞回家吧,小鸟儿,”后来我在心里独白,
“飞回家,满心快乐地飞回你的巢里。”
因为我买下了她所有的火柴,
剩下的故事也许玛丽会告诉你。

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