Appurtenances of Idle Luxury『#58_カンタヴィルの幽霊』



The Canterville Ghost
Original and Japanese translation

As for my daughter, she is merely a child, and has as yet, I am glad to say, but little interest in such appurtenances of idle luxury.

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I am also informed by Mrs. Otis, who, I may say, is no mean authority upon Art, —having had the privilege of spending several winters in Boston when she was a girl,—that these gems are of great monetary worth, and if offered for sale would fetch a tall price.

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Under these circumstances, Lord Canterville, I feel sure that you will recognize how impossible it would be for me to allow them to remain in the possession of any member of my family;

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and, indeed, all such vain gauds and toys, however suitable or necessary to the dignity of the British aristocracy, would be completely out of place among those who have been brought up on the severe,

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and I believe immortal, principles of Republican simplicity.

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Reference : The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde(project gutenberg)
English – Japanese parallel text, handwriting-based foreign language learning


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