Little Dorrit, Chpater 7 許多地方有問題
Thus it came to pass that she was christened one Sunday afternoon,
when the turnkey, being relieved, was off the lock; and that the
turnkey went up to the font of
and vowed and renounced on her behalf, as he himself related when
he came back, 'like a good 'un.'
"若是天主教: 聖洗誓願, 棄絕罪邪與鬼魔, promises 和 vows好像是同一件事
Little Dorrit是英國國教? 應該差不多吧?"
梁先生附譯: "baptismal promise ：圣洗承诺：在领受洗礼前，对天主所作的承诺；又称圣洗誓愿 baptismal vow 。"
A little further on, I found the older and smaller wall, which used
to enclose the pent-up inner prison where nobody was put, except
for ceremony. But, whosoever goes into Marshalsea Place, turning
out of Angel Court, leading to Bermondsey, will find his feet on
the very paving-stones of the extinct Marshalsea jail; will see its
narrow yard to the right and to the left, very little altered if at
all, except that the walls were lowered when the place got free;
will look upon rooms in which the debtors lived; and will stand
among the crowding ghosts of many miserable years.
child, over and above his former official one. When she began to
walk and talk, he became fond of her; bought a little arm-chair and
stood it by the high fender of the lodge fire-place; liked to have
her company when he was on the lock; and used to bribe her with
cheap toys to come and talk to him.
The baby whose first draught of air had been tinctured with Doctor
Haggage's brandy, was handed down among the generations of
collegians, like the tradition of their common parent. In the
earlier stages of her existence, she was handed down in a literal
and prosaic sense; it being almost a part of the entrance footing
of every new collegian to nurse the child who had been born in the