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The stage is more beholding to love,than the life of man. For as to the stage, love is eyer matter of comedies. and now and then of tragedies, but in life it doth much mischief;sometimes like a siren , sometimes like a fury. 本文来自美文网



You may observe,that amongest all the great and worthy persond there is not one ,that hath been transported to the mad degree of love which shows that great spirits,and great business,do keep out this weak passion.You must except,neverthless,Marcus Antonius,the half partner of the empire of Rome,and Appius Claudius,the decemvir and lawgiver;where of the former was indeed a voluptuous man,and inordinate;but the lattrt was an austere and wise man:and therefore it seems that love can find entrance,not only into an open heart,but also into a heart weill fortified ,if watch be not well kept. 本文来自美文网


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It's a poor saying of Epicurus,Satis magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus;as if man ,made for the contemplation of heaven,and all noble objects,should do nothing but kneel before a little idol,and make himself a subject.though not of the mouth.yet of the eye;which was given him for higher purposes. copyright verywen.com

埃辟克拉斯曾说过一句傻话:人生不过是一座大戏台。似乎本应努力追求高尚事业的人类,却只像玩偶般地逢场作戏。虽然爱情的奴隶并不同于那班只顾吃喝的禽兽,但毕竟也只是眼目色相的奴隶,而上帝赐人以眼睛本来是有更高尚的用途的。 verywen.com

It's a strange thing,to note the excess of this passion,and how it braves the natureand value of things.by this:that th speaking in a perpetual hyperbole,is comely in nothing but in love.Neither is it merely in the phrase;for where as it hath been well said,that the arch-flatterer,with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence,is a man's self;certainly the lover is more.For there was never proud man though so absurdly well of himself,as the lover doth of the person loved;and therefore it was well said,that it is impossible to love,and to be wise,Neither doth this weakness appear to others only,and not to be party loved;but to the loved most of all,except the be reciproque .For it is a true rule,that love is ever rewarsed,either with the reciproque ,or with an inward and secret contempt. copyright verywen.com

过度的爱情追求,必然会降低人本身的价值。例如,只有在爱情中,才总是需要那种浮夸谄媚的词令。而在其他场合,同样的词令只能招人耻笑。古人有一句名言:最大的奉承,人总是给自己的。只有对情人的奉承要算例外。因为甚至最骄傲的人,也甘愿在情人面前自轻自贱。所以古人说得好:就是神在爱情中也难保持聪明。 情人的这种弱点不仅在外人眼中是明显的,就是在被追求者的眼中也会很明显除非她(他)也在追求他(她)。所以,爱情的代价就是如此,不能得到回爱,就会得到一种深藏于心的轻蔑,这是一条永恒的定律。

By how much the more,men ought to beware of this passion ,which loseth not only other things,but itself!As for the other losses,the poet's relation doth well figure them;that he that preferred Helen,quitted the gifts of Juno and Pullas .For whosoever esteemeth too much of amorous affection ,quitteth both riches and wisdom. www.verywen.com

由此可见,人们应当十分警惕这种感情。因为它不但会使人丧失身外之物,而且可以使人丧失自己本身。古诗人早告诉我们:追求海伦的人是放弃了朱诺和雅典娜的礼物。过分看重爱情的人都终须放弃了财富和智慧。 www.verywen.com

This passion hath his floods,in very times of weakness;which are great prosperity,and great adversity;though this latter hath been less observed:both which times kindle love,and make it more fervent,and therefore show it to be the child of folly.They do best,who if they cannot but admit love,yet make it keep quarters;and sever it wholly from their serious affairs,and actions,of life;for if it check once with business,it thoubleth men's fortunes,and maketh men,that they can no ways be true to their own ends.

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当人心最软弱的时候,爱情最容易入侵,那就是当人春风得意、忘乎所以和处境窘困孤独凄零的时候,虽然后者未必能得到爱情。人这样的时候,最急于跳入爱情的火焰中。由此可见,爱情实在是愚蠢的儿子。但有一些人,即使心中有了爱,仍能约束它,使它不妨碍重大的事业。因为爱情一旦干扰情绪,就会阻碍人坚定地奔向既定的目标。 verywen.com

I know not how,but martial men are given to love:I think,it is but as they are given to wine;for perils commonly ask to be in pleasures.There is in man's nature ,a secret inclination and motion,towards love of others,which if it be not spent upon some one or a few ,doth naturally spread itself towards many,and maketh men become humane and charitable;as it is seen sometime in friars. 美文网


Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it;but wanton love corrupteth,and embaseth it. 美文网

夫妻的爱,使人类繁衍;朋友的爱,给人以帮助;但荒淫纵欲的爱,却只会使人堕落毁灭啊! 美文网