Gettysburg Address 葛底斯堡演讲

2019-02-26 12:03:25 来源: bingfree
《葛底斯堡演说》(英语:Gettysburg Address)是美国前总统亚伯拉罕·林肯最著名的演说,也是美国历史上为人引用最多之政治性演说。1863年11月19日,也就是美国内战中葛底斯堡战役结束的四个半月后,林肯在宾夕法尼亚州葛底斯堡的葛底斯堡国家公墓(Gettysburg National Cemetery)揭幕式中发表此次演说,哀悼在长达五个半月的葛底斯堡之役中阵亡的将士。林肯的演讲于当天第二顺位发表,修辞细腻周密,其后成为美国历史上最伟大的演说之一。

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

87年前,我们的先辈在这个大陆上创建了一个新的国家。她孕育于自由之中,奉行人人生来平等的信条。

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
现在我们正进行一场伟大的内战,以考验这个国家,或者任何一个孕育于自由和奉行人人生来平等信条的国家是否能够长久坚持下去。我们相聚在这场战争的一个伟大战场上,我们来到这里把这战场的一部分奉献给那些为国家生存而捐躯的人们,作为他们最后的安息之所。我们这样做是完全适合的、恰当的。但是,从更高的意义上说,我们是不能奉献,不能圣化,也不能神化这片土地的,因为那些曾经在这里战斗过的人们,活着的和死去的人们,已经圣化了这片土地,他们所做的远非我们的微薄之力所能扬抑。这个世界不大会注意也不会长久记得我们今天在这里所说的话,但是,它永远不会忘记勇士们在这里所做的事。

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
 

毋宁说,我们活着的人,应该献身于留在我们面前的伟大任务:从这些光荣的死者身上汲取更多的献身精神,以完成他们精诚所至的事业;我们在此下定最大的决心,以不让死者白白牺牲;让这个国家在上帝的保佑下获得自由的新生;让这个民有、民治、民享的政府与世长存。

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