Anonymous asked in 藝術與人文詩詞與文學 · 2 decades ago


請問"白種人的負擔"(The White Man's Burden)這本書是誰寫的呢?內容大致上是說什麼呢?有人知道嗎?謝謝回答!!!

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    The White Man's Burden

    By Rudyard Kipling

    McClure's Magazine 12 (Feb. 1899).

    Take up the White Man's burden--

    Send forth the best ye breed--

    Go, bind your sons to exile

    To serve your captives' need;

    To wait, in heavy harness,

    On fluttered folk and wild--

    Your new-caught sullen peoples,

    Half devil and half child.

    Take up the White Man's burden--

    In patience to abide,

    To veil the threat of terror

    And check the show of pride;

    By open speech and simple,

    An hundred times made plain,

    To seek another's profit

    And work another's gain.

    Take up the White Man's burden--

    The savage wars of peace--

    Fill full the mouth of Famine,

    And bid the sickness cease;

    And when your goal is nearest

    (The end for others sought)

    Watch sloth and heathen folly

    Bring all your hope to nought.

    Take up the White Man's burden--

    No iron rule of kings,

    But toil of serf and sweeper--

    The tale of common things.

    The ports ye shall not enter,

    The roads ye shall not tread,

    Go, make them with your living

    And mark them with your dead.

    Take up the White Man's burden,

    And reap his old reward--

    The blame of those ye better

    The hate of those ye guard--

    The cry of hosts ye humour

    (Ah, slowly!) toward the light:--

    "Why brought ye us from bondage,

    Our loved Egyptian night?"

    Take up the White Man's burden--

    Ye dare not stoop to less--

    Nor call too loud on Freedom

    To cloak your weariness.

    By all ye will or whisper,

    By all ye leave or do,

    The silent sullen peoples

    Shall weigh your God and you.

    Take up the White Man's burden!

    Have done with childish days--

    The lightly-proffered laurel,

    The easy ungrudged praise:

    Comes now, to search your manhood

    Through all the thankless years,

    Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom,

    The judgment of your peers.



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