Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hail, Sovereign Love

Hail, Sovereign Love冰雹,主權愛情剛開始,

The scheme to rescue fallen man!該計劃以拯救墮落的人!

Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace,冰雹,無與倫比,自由,永恆的恩典,

Which gave my soul a hiding place!這使我的靈魂有藏身之地!

Enwrapt in thick Egyptian night, Enwrapt厚埃及的夜晚,

And fond of darkness more than light!和喜歡黑暗超過光明!

Madly I ran the sinful race,瘋狂的罪惡我跑比賽,

Secure without a hiding place!安全無藏身之地!

…But thus the eternal counsel ran: ...但這樣的永恆律師跑:

“Almighty love–arrest that man!” “全能的愛逮捕那個男人!”

I felt the arrows of distress,我覺得箭頭遇險,

And found I had no hiding place!發現我沒有藏身之地!

Indignant Justice stood in view;憤怒站在正義的看法;

To Sinai's fiery mount I flew!西奈的火熱裝入我飛!

But Justice cried, with frowning face,但法官喊道,與皺眉的臉,

“This mountain is no hiding place!” “這座山是沒有藏身之地!”

E'er long, a heavenly voice I heard,額爾長,1天的聲音,我聽到,

And Mercy's angel soon appeared;與慈悲的天使即將出現;

He led me on with gentle pace,他帶領我與溫和的步伐,

To Jesus as my hiding place!耶穌作為我的藏身之地!

Should sevenfold storms of thunder roll,如果七倍風暴雷聲滾滾,

And shake the earth from pole to pole;與震動地球從南極到北極;

No thunder bolt could daunt my face,沒有晴天霹靂能難倒我的臉,

For Jesus is my hiding place!因為耶穌是我的藏身之地!

On Him almighty vengeance fell,他全能的報復下跌

That would have sunk a world to hell!這將有沉沒的世界去吧!

He bore it for the chosen race,他承擔它選擇的種族,

And thus became their hiding place!從而成為他們的藏身之地!

A few more rolling suns at most,甲數最多滾動太陽,

Shall land me on fair Canaan's coast;我應在公平迦南地的海岸;

Where I shall sing the song of grace,在哪裡我會唱這首歌的寬限期,

And see my glorious Hiding Place!看看我的光榮藏身之地!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

UlyssesOdessy尤利西斯 丁尼生

經由海上女神卡 呂菩娑救起,一起住在島上,但他的心卻一直思念著故鄉。
但他再度遭受海神的為 難,漂流到法伊耶克。

過著原始放牧生活的獨 眼巨人、把人變成豬的魔女珂爾珂等奇奇怪怪的故事。
在漂泊中累積寶貴的經驗,這樣經過了十年的光景, 才返抵自己的國家。
常常在白天織好,到夜裡就拆掉,如此反覆重織,希望能拖延時 日等待夫君返國。
結果求婚者沒有一個能拉開,混在人群中的尤里西斯便挺身而 出,


如今面對日復一日的例行工作,以及日漸虛弱的身體和即將到 來的死亡。
他用第一人稱寫完整首詩。尤里西斯最後仍 在思考,
重要的是我們仍然擁有足夠的心靈力量,隨時準備好再次面對挑戰。所以 他說:
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


Form: 70 lines in four blank verse paragraphs.

First published in Poems (1842), the poem was written in the first few weeks after Tennyson learned of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam's death.

Victorians tended to read this poem pretty straightforwardly, as an avowal of faith in the necessity of striving ever onward. They were supported by Tennyson's own statement that this poem "gave my feeling about Hallam's death perhaps more simply than anything in In Memoriam," his great elegaic lament. But modern critics have found "Ulysses" anything but simple. Perhaps more than any other single poem, how you read it depends upon your theoretical assumptions about the nature of poetry. Here follow a few of the critical appraisals. Make up your own questions.

1. Even though Tennyson said "Ulysses" gave his feeling about Hallam's death and "the need for going forward, and braving the struggle of life," this account of the poem's meaning is inconsistent with the desolate melancholy music of the words themselves.

2. Tennyson is espousing a jovial agnosticism totally opposed to the faith endorsed in In Memoriam. Thus the poem is a dramatic representation of a man who has faith neither in the gods nor in the necessity of preserving order in his kingdom and his own life.

3. The whole thing is a monologue interieur, and there is no quest. It is merely the utterance of a super-annuated hero indulging himself in the fantasy that his beloved mariners are still alive. It is a kind of dream, a means of escape momentarily from the uncongenial environment of Ithaca.

4. The whole thing is a monologue interieur that takes place on Ulysses's death-bed. Thus he can greet his dead sailors, and thus he can look forward to exoloring the last great mysetry, death.

(These last three possibilities do not necessarily contradict the previous suggestions.)

5. The idea that here Tennyson unlocked his heart depends upon stock responses. If we simply read it as a dramatic poem, one comes to see its speaker as a highly complex individual.

6. Ulysses is heroic but bewildered, and the structural inconsistencies in the poem are evidence of the author's (or character's) muddled thinking.

7. Ulysses is an Ancient Mariner who has never learned his lesson.

Ulysses尤利西斯 丁尼生
1 It little profits that an idle king, 这太无谓——当一个闲散的君主
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,安居家中,在这个嶙峋的岛国.
Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole 我与年老的妻子相匹,颁布着
Unequal laws unto a savage race,不公的法律,治理野蛮的种族,——
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.他们吃、睡、收藏,而不理解我。

2 I cannot rest from travel: I will drink 我不能停歇我的跋涉;我决心
Life to the lees: All times I have enjoy’d饮尽生命之杯。我一生都在
Greatly, have suffer’d greatly, both with those 体验巨大的痛苦、巨大的欢乐,
That loved me, and alone, on shore, and when有时与爱我的伙伴一起,有时却
Thro’ scudding drifts the rainy Hyades 独自一个;不論在岸上或海上,
Vext the dim sea: I am become a name;当带来雨季的毕宿星团催动
For always roaming with a hungry heart 激流滚滚,扬起灰暗的海波。
Much have I seen and known; cities of men我已经变成这样一个名字,—一
And manners, climates, councils, governments, 由于我如饥似渴地漂泊不止,
Myself not least, but honour’d of them all;我已见识了许多民族的城
And drunk delight of battle with my peers, 及其风气、习俗、枢密院、政府,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.而我在他们之中最负盛名;在遥远而多风的特洛亚战场,
I am a part of all that I have met; 我曾陶醉于与敌手作战的欢欣。
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’我自己是我全部经历的一部分;
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades 而全部经验,也只是一座拱门,
For ever and forever when I move.尚未游历的世界在门外闪光,而随着我一步一步的前进,
How dull it is to pause, to make an end, 它的边界也不断向后退让。
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!最单调最沉闷的是停留,是终止,是蒙尘生锈而不在使用中发亮!
As tho’ to breathe were life! Life piled on life 难道说呼吸就能算是生活?
Were all too little, and of one to me几次生命堆起来尚嫌太少,
Little remains: but every hour is saved 何况我唯一的生命已余年无多。
From that eternal silence, something more,唯有从永恒的沉寂之中抢救
A bringer of new things; and vile it were 每个小时,让每个小时带来一点新的收获。最可厌的是
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,把自己长期封存、贮藏起来,
And this gray spirit yearning in desire让我灰色的灵魂徒然渴望
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,在人类思想最远的边界之外
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.追求知识.像追求沉没的星星。

3 This is my son, mine own Telemachus,这是我的儿子忒勒玛科斯,
To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle,—我给他留下我的岛国和王杖,
Well-loved of me, discerning to fulfil 他是我所爱的,他有胆有识,
This labour, by slow prudence to make mild能胜任这一工作;谨慎耐心地
A rugged people, and thro’ soft degrees 教化粗野的民族,用温和的步骤
Subdue them to the useful and the good.驯化他们,使他们善良而有用。
Most blameless is he, centred in the sphere 他是无可指责的,他虽年少,
Of common duties, decent not to fail在我离去后他会担起重任,
In offices of tenderness, and pay
Meet adoration to my household gods,并对我家的佑护神表示崇敬。
When I am gone. He works his work, I mine.他和我,将各做各的工作。

4 There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: 海港就在那边,船儿已经扬帆,
There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners,大海黑暗一片。我的水手们——
Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me— 与我同辛劳、同工作、同思想的人,
That ever with a frolic welcome took对雷电和阳光永远同等欢迎.
The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed 并用自由的心与头颅来抗争,——
Free hearts, free foreheads—you and I are old;你们和我都已老了,但老年
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil; 仍有老年的荣誉、老年的辛劳;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,死亡终结一切,但在终点前
Some work of noble note, may yet be done, 我们还能做一番崇高的事业,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.使我们配称为与神斗争的人。
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks: 礁石上的灯标开始闪光了,
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep长昼将尽,月亮缓缓攀登,
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, 大海用无数音响在周围呻唤。
’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.来呀.朋友们,探寻更新的世界
Push off, and sitting well in order smite 现在尚不是为时过晚。开船吧!
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds坐成排,划破这喧哗的海浪,
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths 我决心驶向太阳沉没的彼方,
Of all the western stars, until I die.超越西方星斗的浴场,至死方止。
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down: 也许深渊会把我们吞噬,
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,也许我们将到达琼岛乐土,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. 与老朋友阿喀琉斯会晤。
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’尽管已达到的多,未知的也多啊,
We are not now that strength which in old days 虽然我们的力量已不如当初,
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;已远非昔日移天动地的雄姿,
One equal temper of heroic hearts, 但我们仍是我们,英雄的心

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will尽管被时间消磨,被命运削弱,
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.我们的意志坚强如故,坚持着去奋斗、去探索、去寻求,决不屈服。
得歸故土的尤里西斯不願老死故國,他選擇再度出 洋,去追尋更遠更開闊的新天地.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DCCC baptism lists

Feb. 15, 2009

Apr.5, 2009 Easter

Jan. 31, 2010

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