约翰·布尔的生平
The History of John Bull

  • 作   者:

    约翰·阿布斯诺特
    John Arbuthnot

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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人与人之间,需要的是相互了解、相互熟悉。等你睁开眼,打开心扉,你才能看到人性的光环。

Some of Bull's friends advised him to take gentler methods with the young lord, but John naturally loved rough play. It is impossible to express the surprise of the Lord Strutt upon the receipt of this letter. He was not flush in ready either to go to law or clear old debts, neither could he find good bail. He offered to bring matters to a friendly accommodation, and promised, upon his word of honour, that he would not change his drapers; but all to no purpose, for Bull and Frog saw clearly that old Lewis would have the cheating of him.

这本书中谈到人们常常会将约翰·布尔的名字和特点与刻板的英国人联系起来。因为人们对商人并没有什么好印象。而本书将向我们展示一个真实的、有头脑又善良的约翰·布尔。

This is the book which fixed the name and character of John Bull on the English people. Though in one part of the story he is thin and long nosed, as a result of trouble, generally he is suggested to us as "ruddy and plump, with a pair of cheeks like a trumpeter," an honest tradesman, simple and straightforward, easily cheated; but when he takes his affairs into his own hands, acting with good plain sense, knowing very well what he wants done, and doing it.

John Arbuthnot, often known simply as Dr Arbuthnot, (baptised 29 April 1667 – 27 February 1735), was a Scottish[1] physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contributions to mathematics, his membership in the Scriblerus Club (where he inspired both Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels book III and Alexander Pope's Peri Bathous, Or the Art of Sinking in Poetry, Memoirs of Martin Scriblerus, and possibly The Dunciad), and for inventing the figure of John Bull.

I need not tell you of the great quarrels that have happened in our neighbourhood since the death of the late Lord Strutt; how the parson and a cunning attorney got him to settle his estate upon his cousin Philip Baboon, to the great disappointment of his cousin Esquire South. Some stick not to say that the parson and the attorney forged a will; for which they were well paid by the family of the Baboons. Let that be as it will, it is matter of fact that the honour and estate have continued ever since in the person of Philip Baboon.

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