May 19, 2000
翻譯步驟：1. 單字 2. 片語 3. 句構 4. 文意 5. 初譯 6. 改譯 7. 定稿
英國文學浪漫時期 (The Romantic Age) 最受讀者擁戴之英國小說家為查理士．狄更斯(Charles Dickens 1812-1870)，出身貧寒，其父為一海軍下級軍官，因不善理財而負債入獄。他因此而輟學，至一陰暗之倉庫任童工，時年不及十歲。後因家境稍裕而復學。十五歲時入法律事務所工作，後為新聞記者，從此走上文學之路。其著名小說有David Copperfield(塊肉餘生錄)，Oliver Twist(苦海孤雛)，Great Expectation(厚望)，Bleak House(癈屋)，A Christmas Carol(耶誕頌歌)，Old Curiosity Shop(老古董店)，A Tale of Two Cities(雙城記)等。以下為致其子Plorn信函中之頭三段。當時其子離家就業，心有不捨，以臨別贈言，授以做人處世之道：已所不欲，勿施於人；寧可人負我，切莫我負人。大四同學即將畢業離校，踏入社會，為人師者亦有不捨，特以此函部分內容作為本週翻譯教材。
Translate the following into Chinese(試譯下列三段為中文)：
I write this note today because your going away is much upon my mind, and because I want you to have a few parting words from me to think of now and then at quiet times. I need not tell you that I love you dearly, and am very, very sorry in my heart to part with you. But this life is half made up of partings, and these pains must be borne. It is my comfort and my sincere conviction that you are going to try the life for which you are best fitted. I think its freedom and wildness more suited to you than any experiment in a study or office would ever have been; and without that training, you could have followed no other suitable occupation.
What you have always wanted until now has been a set, steady, constant purpose. I therefore exhort you to persevere in a thorough determination to do whatever you have to do as well as you can do it. I was not so old as you are now when I first had to win my food, and do this out of this determination, and I have never slackened in it since.
Never take a mean advantage of any one in any transaction, and never be hard upon people who are in your power. Try to do to others as you would have them do to you, and do not be discouraged if they fail sometimes. It is much better for you that they should fail in obeying the greatest rule laid down by our Savior than that you should.
----From Charles Dickens to His Son