玛丽王后的最后一封信。

课上翻EN11的课本发现的这篇文,然后就一口刀子😭😭

是Personal Writing里收录的,懒得翻译了也挺好理解的(。

小王子最后也……(哎。


October 16, 1795


4: 30 in the morning


My sister


  I am writing to you for the very last time. I have just been condemned to a death that is in no way shameful—since a shameful death is a fate reserved for criminals—but I am going on a journey to meet your brother once again. I hope I will show the same fortitude as he in my last moments.

  I am calm, as one always is when one's conscience is clear. I am deeply saddened to abandon my children: you know that I have lived for them alone, as well as for you, my dear and gentle sister, who through your friendship have given everything to be with me. 

  Where can we find more affection than in the bosom of our families? May my son never forget the undying words of his father, which I have expressly repeated to him: “Never seek to avenge our death.”

  I have told you things that weigh heavily on my heart. I know how much trouble this boy must cause you: forgive him, my dear sister; remember his youth and how easy it is to speak to a child, yet how hard it is for him to understand you. The day will come, I trust, when he will feel only the worth of your love for two of them. 

  Farewell, my good and dear sister; may this letter find its way to you!Think always of me; I embrace you with all my heart, you and my poor, dear children-my God, it is heart-wrenching to leave them forever! Farewell, farewell! I will now give myself up to my spiritual preparation.

                                                           MARIE ANTOINETTE



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