at 4年前 ca 了不起的盖茨比英文原文 pv 7094 by 名著
Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;
If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,
Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,
I must have you!"
--THOMAS PARKE D'INVILLIERS
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
尼克出身于西部中产阶级家庭，就如文中所说："My family have been prominent, well-to-do people in this Middle Western city for three generations. "。 在他们的观念中，那些他人没有的优势不仅仅指尼克的贵族地位和金钱，还包括基本的道德观念。】
He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that.
In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.
in a reserved way：形容彼此心意相通、点到为止。a great deal more than that：指话里有话、弦外之音。veteran指经验丰富的人，此处和bores连用指爱叨唠的惹人讨厌的人。
The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person,
and so it came aboutthat in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men.
Most of the confidences were unsought—frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon;
because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men：因为我了解那些普通浪荡子的隐秘伤心事。
an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon：形容有很强烈的倾诉欲望。
for the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions. Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.
And, after boasting this way of my tolerance, I come to the admission that it has a limit.
the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic ：表达衷情的语言往往是剽窃来的。
parcelled out ：分配。