Vampyre - Vampir

Tale - Geschichte, Erzählung, Fabel


EXTRACT - Auszug Extrakt entnehmen, herausziehen, entziehen

"I breathe freely in the neighbourhood of this lake; the ground upon

freely - frei

which I tread has been subdued from the earliest ages; the principal

tread - (to tread) betreten, schreiten

subdued - (subdue) unter Kontrolle bringen, unterwerfen

principal - hauptsächlich, Haupt-, wesentlich, Rektor, Rektorin

objects which immediately strike my eye, bring to my recollection

strike - streichen schlagen prägen streiken scheinen die Fahne streichen Strike Streik Schlag

recollection - Erinnerung

scenes, in which man acted the hero and was the chief object of

chief - Häuptling, Oberhaupt, Chef,

interest. Not to look back to earlier times of battles and sieges,

sieges - (siege) Belagerung

here is the bust of Rousseau--here is a house with an inscription

bust - Pleite gehen, kaputt gehen;Busen, Büste

inscription - Inschrift Aufschrift, Münzaufschrift, Widmung

denoting that the Genevan philosopher first drew breath under its

denoting - (denote) markieren, kennzeichnen, bezeichnen, anzeigen

Genevan - Genfer, Genferin

philosopher - Philosoph, Philosophin

roof. A little out of the town is Ferney, the residence of Voltaire;

residence - Wohnsitz, Wohnort, Wohnhaus, Firmensitz

where that wonderful, though certainly in many respects contemptible,

contemptible - verachtenswürdig, verachtenswert

character, received, like the hermits of old, the visits of pilgrims,

hermits - (hermit) Einsiedler, Eremit, Klausner

pilgrims - (Pilgrim) Pilger, Wallfahrer

not only from his own nation, but from the farthest boundaries of

boundaries - (boundary) Grenze Grenzen Rand

Europe. Here too is Bonnet's abode, and, a few steps beyond, the house

Bonnet - Haube Motorhaube

abode - Aufenthalt, bleiben, Wohnsit

beyond - jenseits

of that astonishing woman Madame de Stael: perhaps the first of her

astonishing - (astonish) erstaunen

sex, who has really proved its often claimed equality with, the nobler

equality - Gleichheit Gleichberechtigung

nobler - (noble) Adeliger, Adliger, Adelige, Adlige

man. We have before had women who have written interesting novels and

poems, in which their tact at observing drawing-room characters has

tact - Takt, Taktgefühl

observing - (observe) beobachten beachten, halten, bemerken

availed them; but never since the days of Heloise have those faculties

availed - (avail) ausnutzen helfen, nützen, Erfolg

faculties - (faculty) Kollegium, Lehrpersonal, Fakultät, Vermögen, Fähigkei

which are peculiar to man, been developed as the possible inheritance

peculiar - merkwürdig, seltsam

inheritance - Erbschaft Erbe, Erbteil

of woman. Though even here, as in the case of Heloise, our sex have

not been backward in alledging the existence of an Abeilard in the

backward - zurück, nach hinten, rückwärts, zögerlich, gehemmt, rückständig

alledging - Allegierung

existence - Existenz, Dasein

person of M. Schlegel as the inspirer of her works. But to proceed:

inspirer - Inspirator, Inspiratorin

proceed - vorgehen

upon the same side of the lake, Gibbon, Bonnivard, Bradshaw, and

Gibbon - Gibbon

others mark, as it were, the stages for our progress; whilst upon the

whilst - Error

other side there is one house, built by Diodati, the friend of Milton,

which has contained within its walls, for several months, that poet

whom we have so often read together, and who--if human passions remain

the same, and human feelings, like chords, on being swept by nature's

feelings - Gefühl, Eindruck

chords - (chord) Akkord Sehne Profilsehne Tastenkombination

swept - (sweep) fegen, kehren, rauschen, auf den Kopf stellen, fahren

impulses shall vibrate as before--will be placed by posterity in the

impulses - (impulse) Impuls, Triebkraft, Drang, innerer Antrieb, Kraftstoß

vibrate - vibrieren Vibration

posterity - Nachwelt;

first rank of our English Poets. You must have heard, or the Third

rank - (sozialer) Stand, Rang, Dienstgrad

Canto of Childe Harold will have informed you, that Lord Byron resided

Canto - Gesang, Canto

Childe - ein Kind

informed - (inform) benachrichtigen, mitteilen, informieren

Lord - Gebieter Herr herrschen

resided - (resid) Rückstand

many months in this neighbourhood. I went with some friends a few days

ago, after having seen Ferney, to view this mansion. I trod the floors

mansion - Herrenhaus, Villa, Anwesen

trod - schritt, zertrat, trat; (tread) schritt, zertrat, trat

with the same feelings of awe and respect as we did, together, those

awe - Ehrfurcht Staunen einschüchtern

of Shakespeare's dwelling at Stratford. I sat down in a chair of the

dwelling - Wohnung, Behausung; (dwell) leben, verbleiben, wohnen, verweilen

saloon, and satisfied myself that I was resting on what he had made

satisfied - (satisfy) befriedigen, zufriedenstellen

his constant seat. I found a servant there who had lived with him;

constant - beständig, konstant, regelmäßig, stetig

she, however, gave me but little information. She pointed out his

bed-chamber upon the same level as the saloon and dining-room, and

chamber - Raum, Schlafzimmer, Kammer

dining - (din) Lärm, Getöse;dröhnen

informed me that he retired to rest at three, got up at two, and

employed himself a long time over his toilette; that he never went to

sleep without a pair of pistols and a dagger by his side, and that he

pistols - (pistol) Pistole, Faustfeuerwaffe, Zündpistole

dagger - Dolch

never ate animal food. He apparently spent some part of every day upon

animal food - Tierfutter

apparently - offensichtlich, offenbar, scheinbar, anscheinen

the lake in an English boat. There is a balcony from the saloon which

balcony - Balkon

looks upon the lake and the mountain Jura; and I imagine, that it must

have been hence, he contemplated the storm so magnificently described

hence - von hier, fort, von dannen, daher, deshalb

contemplated - (contemplate) nachsinnen

magnificently - prächtig

in the Third Canto; for you have from here a most extensive view of

most extensive - umfangreichst

all the points he has therein depicted. I can fancy him like the

therein - darin

depicted - (depict) darstellen, beschreiben, abbilden

scathed pine, whilst all around was sunk to repose, still waking to

scathed - (scathe) Beleidigung

pine - pineapple = Ananasa

repose - ruhen

observe, what gave but a weak image of the storms which had desolated

observe - beobachten beachten, halten, bemerken

desolated - (desolate) verlassen verlassen

his own breast.

breast - Brust -brust, Entenbrust

The sky is changed!--and such a change; Oh, night!

And storm and darkness, ye are wond'rous strong,

darkness - Dunkelheit, Finsternis

ye - euch, ihr, dir, du

rous - rus

Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light

Of a dark eye in woman! Far along

From peak to peak, the rattling crags among,

peak - Höchstwert, Pik (Berg), Spitze

rattling - klappernd, ratternd, klirrend, rasselnd; (rattle) klappern

crags - (crag) Klippe

Leaps the lire thunder! Not from one lone cloud,

Leaps - (leap) hervorspringen, hüpfen, überspringen

lire - (lira) die Lire

thunder - Donner Donnern

lone - einzeln

But every mountain now hath found a tongue,

hath - hat (veraltet)

And Jura answers thro'her misty shroud,

misty - neblig, nebelhaft

shroud - Leichentuch, Totenhemd

Back to the joyous Alps who call to her aloud!

joyous - freudig

Alps - Alpen ; (alp) Alm

aloud - laut,

And this is in the night:--Most glorious night!

glorious - ruhmvoll, glorreich, herrlich, prachtvoll

Thou wer't not sent for slumber! let me be

Thou - du

wer - (w) W Watt, W West(en), zwinkernd

slumber - Halbschlaf, Schlummer, Schläfchen, schlummern, dösen, träumen

A sharer in thy far and fierce delight,--

sharer - Teiler

thy - dein

fierce - wild, heftig, bedrohlich

delight - Freude, Entzückung, Wohlgefallen, Lust

A portion of the tempest and of me!

portion - Teil

tempest - Sturm ; (temp) Sturm

How the lit lake shines a phosphoric sea,

phosphoric - phosphorhaltig

And the big rain comet dancing to the earth!

comet - Komet

And now again 'tis black,--and now the glee

tis - (it is) es ist; (Ti) (it is) es ist

glee - Fröhlichkeit

Of the loud hills shakes with its mountain mirth,

mirth - Fröhlichkeit, Belustigung, Freude

As if they did rejoice o'er a young; earthquake's birth,

rejoice - freuen

Now where the swift Rhine cleaves his way between

swift - schnell Segler Garnwinde

Rhine - Rhein

cleaves - (cleave) spalten

Heights which appear, as lovers who have parted

lovers - (lover) Geliebte, Liebhaber, Liebhaberin

In haste, whose mining depths so intervene,

haste - Eile, Hast

depths - (depth) Tiefe

intervene - eingreifen, einschreiten, dazwischengehen, dazwischenfahren

That they can meet no more, tho'broken hearted;

tho - obwohl

Tho'in their souls which thus each other thwarted,

souls - (soul) Inbrunst, Seele, Gefühl, Herz

thus - auf diese Weise, so, demnach, folglich, dieses

thwarted - (thwart) durchkreuzen, entgegenwirken, vereiteln, konterkariere

Love was the very root of the fond rage

root - wurzeln;Haupt, Wurzel, Nullstelle [math.]

fond - (to be fond of sb/sth) jemanden/etwas gerne mögen

rage - Wut, Zorn, Raserei, Rage, wüten

Which blighted their life's bloom, and then departed--

blighted - (blight) Braunfäule Geißel, Seuche, Plage, Heimsuchung

bloom - Blüte, Blütenpracht, Duft

departed - (depart) verlassen, aufbrechen, abweichen

Itself expired, but leaving; them an age

expired - (expire) ablaufen, erlöschen, verfallen, ausatmen

Of years all winter--war within themselves to wage.

wage - führen

I went down to the little port, if I may use the expression, wherein

wherein - worin

his vessel used to lay, and conversed with the cottager, who had the

vessel - Schiff, Boot, Wasserfahrzeug, Gefäß, Behälter

conversed - (converse) Umkehrung, umgekehrt, Gegenteil

cottager - Häuslebauer

care of it. You may smile, but I have my pleasure in thus helping my

personification of the individual I admire, by attaining to the

personification - Personifizierung Personbildung, Personendichtun

attaining - (attain) erreichen, erlangen

knowledge of those circumstances which were daily around him. I have

circumstances - (circumstance) Umstand

made numerous enquiries in the town concerning him, but can learn

numerous - zahlreich, vielzählig

enquiries - (enquiry) Anfrage

concerning - (concern) Sorge, Anliegen, Betroffenheit, Besorgnis, Konzer

nothing. He only went into society there once, when M. Pictet took him

to the house of a lady to spend the evening. They say he is a very

singular man, and seem to think him very uncivil. Amongst other things

singular - einzeln einzigartig ungewöhnlich singularisch singulär Einzah

uncivil - unhöflich, grob

Amongst - zwischen, unter

they relate, that having invited M. Pictet and Bonstetten to dinner,

he went on the lake to Chillon, leaving a gentleman who travelled with

him to receive them and make his apologies. Another evening, being

apologies - (apology) Entschuldigung Apologie

invited to the house of Lady D---- H----, he promised to attend,

but upon approaching the windows of her ladyship's villa, and

approaching - (approach) sich nähern, nahekommen, ähnlich sei

ladyship - erman: die#German

villa - Villa, Anwesen, Landhaus, Herrenhaus

perceiving the room to be full of company, he set down his friend,

perceiving - wahrnehmend, merkend; (perceive) wahrnehmen

desiring him to plead his excuse, and immediately returned home. This

desiring - (desire) begehren Begehren, Wunsch

plead - plädieren, bekennen, (dringend) bitten, anflehen, beschwören

excuse - entschuldigen, verzeihen, sich entschuldigen, Ausrede, Ausflucht

will serve as a contradiction to the report which you tell me is

contradiction - Widerspruch Gegensatz

current in England, of his having been avoided by his countrymen on

countrymen - (countryman) Landsmann, Landsmännin, Landsfrau

the continent. The case happens to be directly the reverse, as he has

reverse - invers, umgedreht, Kehrseit

been generally sought by them, though on most occasions, apparently

sought - (seek) suchen

without success. It is said, indeed, that upon paying his first visit

at Coppet, following the servant who had announced his name, he was

surprised to meet a lady carried out fainting; but before he had been

fainting - Ohnmacht; (faint) Ohnmacht

seated many minutes, the same lady, who had been so affected at the

sound of his name, returned and conversed with him a considerable

considerable - erheblich, beträchtlich, beachtlich

time--such is female curiosity and affectation! He visited Coppet

curiosity - Neugier, Neugierde, Kuriosität, Kuriosum

affectation - Geschraubtheit

frequently, and of course associated there with several of his

associated - (associate) Weggefährte vereinige

countrymen, who evinced no reluctance to meet him whom his enemies

evinced - (evince) bekunden, zeigen, zum Vorschein bringe

reluctance - Widerstreben, Widerwillen , Widerwille, Zögern, Zaudern

alone would represent as an outcast.

outcast - verstoßen;ausgestoßen

Though I have been so unsuccessful in this town, I have been more

unsuccessful - erfolglos

fortunate in my enquiries elsewhere. There is a society three or four

fortunate - glücklich günstig, verheißungsvoll

elsewhere - sonstwo, anderswo

miles from Geneva, the centre of which is the Countess of Breuss, a

Countess - Gräfin

Russian lady, well acquainted with the agrémens de la Société, and who

Russian - russisch, russländisch, altrussisch, Russe, Russin

la - US-Bundesstaat

acquainted - (acquaint) vertraut machen in Kenntnis setzen

has collected them round herself at her mansion. It was chiefly here,

chiefly - hauptsächlich

I find, that the gentleman who travelled with Lord Byron, as

physician, sought for society. He used almost every day to cross the

physician - Arzt, Ärztin, Mediziner, Medizinerin

lake by himself, in one of their flat-bottomed boats, and return after

passing the evening with his friends, about eleven or twelve at night,

often whilst the storms were raging in the circling summits of the

raging - (rag) Fummel, Lumpen, Putzlappen, Unfug

summits - (summit) Gipfel

mountains around. As he became intimate, from long acquaintance, with

intimate - vertraut, innig, intim, vorsichtig andeuten

acquaintance - Bekanntschaft, Umgang, Bekannter, Bekannte

several of the families in this neighbourhood, I have gathered from

their accounts some excellent traits of his lordship's character,

traits - (trait) Eigenschaft, Zug

lordship - der Herr Herrschaft

which I will relate to you at some future opportunity. I must,

however, free him from one imputation attached to him--of having in

imputation - Unterstellung

his house two sisters as the partakers of his revels. This is, like

partakers - (partaker) Teilhaber, Teilhaberin

revels - (revel) feiern, ausgelassen sein

many other charges which have been brought against his lordship,

entirely destitute of truth. His only companion was the physician I

entirely - ganz, total, entirely

destitute - notleidend

companion - Begleiter, Freund, Liebhaber, Kamerad

have already mentioned. The report originated from the following

originated - (originate) entwickeln, erzeugen, entstehen, entspringen

circumstance: Mr. Percy Bysshe Shelly, a gentleman well known for

circumstance - Umstand

extravagance of doctrine, and for his daring, in their profession,

extravagance - Überspanntheit

doctrine - Doktrin Lehre

daring - mutig Wagemut, Kühnheit ; (dare) mutig Wagemut, Kühnheit

even to sign himself with the title of ATHeos in the Album at

Chamouny, having taken a house below, in which he resided with Miss M.

W. Godwin and Miss Clermont, (the daughters of the celebrated Mr.

Godwin) they were frequently visitors at Diodati, and were often seen

upon the lake with his Lordship, which gave rise to the report, the

truth of which is here positively denied.

positively - definitiv, bestimmt, entschieden, eindeutig

denied - (deny) leugnen, bestreiten, dementieren

Among other things which the lady, from whom I procured these

procured - (procure) beschaffen, erwerben, besorgen, aufbringen

anecdotes, related to me, she mentioned the outline of a ghost story

anecdotes - (anecdote) Anekdote

outline - Umriss, Kontur, Skizze, Skizzierung, Umrisszeichnung

ghost story - Spukgeschichte

by Lord Byron. It appears that one evening Lord B., Mr. P. B. Shelly,

the two ladies and the gentleman before alluded to, after having

alluded - (allude) andeuten, erwähnen

perused a German work, which was entitled Phantasmagoriana, began

perused - (peruse) studieren, genau unter die Lupe nehmen, durchlese

German - Deutscher , Deutsche, Germane, Germanin, Achtelcicero, Deutsc

entitled - (entitle) betiteln, benennen, den Titel verleihe

relating ghost stories; when his lordship having recited the beginning

ghost stories - Spukgeschichten

recited - (recit) rezitieren

of Christabel, then unpublished, the whole took so strong a hold of

unpublished - unediert, unveröffentlicht

Mr. Shelly's mind, that he suddenly started up and ran out of the

room. The physician and Lord Byron followed, and discovered him

leaning against a mantle-piece, with cold drops of perspiration

leaning - (to lean) sich an etwas lehne

mantle - Mantel, Hülle, Umhüllung, Glühstrumpf, Hirnrind

perspiration - Schwitzen

trickling down his face. After having given him something to refresh

trickling - (trickle) tröpfeln, verrinne

refresh - erfrischen, erquicken, auffrischen, aktualisieren, neu laden

him, upon enquiring into the cause of his alarm, they found that his

enquiring - (enquire) erfragen, nachforschen, abfragen, erkundigen

wild imagination having pictured to him the bosom of one of the ladies

imagination - Vorstellungskraft, Imagination, Einbildungskraft, Fantasi

bosom - Busen, Brust, der Busenfreund (bosom buddy)

with eyes (which was reported of a lady in the neighbourhood where he

lived) he was obliged to leave the room in order to destroy the

obliged - (oblige) verpflichten einen Gefallen tun

impression. It was afterwards proposed, in the course of conversation,

proposed - (propose) vorschlagen einen Heiratsantrag machen beabsichtigen

that each of the company present should write a tale depending upon

some supernatural agency, which was undertaken by Lord B., the

supernatural - übernatürlich

agency - Wille Agency Agentur Behörde

undertaken - (undertake) unternehmen, ausführen, verpflichten

physician, and Miss M. W. Godwin.[1] My friend, the lady above

referred to, had in her possession the outline of each of these

stories; I obtained them as a great favour, and herewith forward them

obtained - (obtain) erlangen, erhalten, bestehen

herewith - hiermit

to you, as I was assured you would feel as much curiosity as myself,

assured - beteuerte, versicherte, versicher

to peruse the ebauches of so great a genius, and those immediately

peruse - studieren, genau unter die Lupe nehmen, durchlesen, überfliegen

genius - Genie Genialität

under his influence."

[1] Since published under the title of "Frankenstein; or, The Modern



THE superstition upon which this tale is founded is very general in

superstition - Aberglaube

founded - (found) gefunden, aufgefunden;begründen, gründen

the East. Among the Arabians it appears to be common: it did not,

Arabians - (Arabian) arabisch Araber, Araberin

however, extend itself to the Greeks until after the establishment of

extend - erweitern ausdehnen, ausweiten

Greeks - (Greek) griechisch Griechisch, griechische Sprache, Griech

establishment - Verankerung (von Rechten), Feststellung

Christianity; and it has only assumed its present form since the

Christianity - Christentum

assumed - (assume) annehmen, voraussetzen, vermuten, unterstellen

division of the Latin and Greek churches; at which time, the idea

division - Teilung Teil Division Abteilung

Latin - lateinisch, Latein

Greek - griechisch Griechisch, griechische Sprache, Grieche, Griechin

becoming prevalent, that a Latin body could not corrupt if buried in

prevalent - vorherrschend,

corrupt - korrupt verderben, korrumpieren

their territory, it gradually increased, and formed the subject of

territory - Territorium Revier

gradually - nach und nach, allmählich, stufenweise, schrittweise

many wonderful stories, still extant, of the dead rising from their

extant - existent, bestehend, vorhanden, überlebend

graves, and feeding upon the blood of the young and beautiful. In the

graves - (Graf) Graf

West it spread, with some slight variation, all over Hungary, Poland,

slight - geringfügig, leicht, unbedeutend

variation - Veränderung Variante Variation

Austria, and Lorraine, where the belief existed, that vampyres nightly

vampyres - Vampire

nightly - nächtlich

imbibed a certain portion of the blood of their victims, who became

imbibed - (imbibe) trinken vereinnahmen

emaciated, lost their strength, and speedily died of consumptions;

emaciated - (emaciate) abmagern, checkabmergeln, checkausmergeln

speedily - beeilt, schnell

consumptions - (consumption) Konsum, Verzehr, Verbrauch, Aufnahme

whilst these human blood-suckers fattened--and their veins became

suckers - (sucker) Sauger (von Krake), Gimpel, Säugling

fattened - (fatten) mästen dick werden, dicker werden, zunehmen

veins - (vein) Vene, Ader, Geäder , Goldader

distended to such a state of repletion, as to cause the blood to flow

distended - (distend) ausweiten, dehnen, ausdehnen

repletion - Fülle

from all the passages of their bodies, and even from the very pores of

passages - (passage) Durchfahrt, Übergang, Gang

pores - (pore) Pore

their skins.

In the London Journal, of March, 1732, is a curious, and, of course,

curious - neugierig, sonderbar, merkwürdig

credible account of a particular case of vampyrism, which is stated to

credible - glaubhaft glaubwürdig

vampyrism - Vampirismus

have occurred at Madreyga, in Hungary. It appears, that upon an

examination of the commander-in-chief and magistrates of the place,

examination - Prüfung, Untersuchung, Test, Überprüfung

commander - Befehlshaber, Kommandant, Kommandeur, Kommandör

magistrates - (magistrate) richterlicher Beamter

they positively and unanimously affirmed, that, about five years

unanimously - einstimmig

affirmed - (affirm) zustimmen, bejahen, bestätigen, unterstützen

before, a certain Heyduke, named Arnold Paul, had been heard to say,

that, at Cassovia, on the frontiers of the Turkish Servia, he had been

Cassovia - Kassowien

frontiers - (frontier) Grenze, Landesgrenze, Staatsgrenze

Turkish - Türkisch

tormented by a vampyre, but had found a way to rid himself of the

tormented - (torment) Qual quälen, peinigen

rid - loswerden;befreien

evil, by eating some of the earth out of the vampyre's grave, and

evil - Sünde, übel, üblen, Übel

grave - feierlich, Gruft, massiv, würdig, ernst

rubbing himself with his blood. This precaution, however, did not

rubbing - Reiben, Polieren; (rub) reiben, abreiben, sich abreibe

precaution - Vorsorge Vorsichtsmaßnahme

prevent him from becoming a vampyre[2] himself; for, about twenty or

thirty days after his death and burial, many persons complained of

burial - Begräbnis

having been tormented by him, and a deposition was made, that four

deposition - Entlassung Ablage, Ablagerung, eidesstattliche Erklärung

persons had been deprived of life by his attacks. To prevent further

deprived - (deprive) berauben

mischief, the inhabitants having consulted their Hadagni,[3] took up

mischief - Unfug, Unheil, Querulantentum

inhabitants - (inhabitant) Einwohner, Einwohnerin, Bewohner, Bewohnerin

consulted - (consult) Rat halten beraten, beratschlagen, um Rat frage

the body, and found it (as is supposed to be usual in cases of

vampyrism) fresh, and entirely free from corruption, and emitting at

corruption - Verderbnis , Verdorbenheit, Verkommenheit, Verworfenhei

emitting - (emit) emittieren, aussenden

the mouth, nose, and ears, pure and florid blood. Proof having been

pure - bloß, rein

Proof - Beweis polierte Platte aufgehen lassen

thus obtained, they resorted to the accustomed remedy. A stake was

resorted - (resort) umsortieren;Badeort (Seebad)

accustomed - (accustom) gewöhnen gewöhnen

remedy - Gegenmittel Heilmittel beheben

stake - Pfahl, Pflock, Marterpfahl, Scheiterhaufen, Anteil, Einsat

driven entirely through the heart and body of Arnold Paul, at which he

is reported to have cried out as dreadfully as if he had been alive.

dreadfully - furchtbar

This done, they cut off his head, burned his body, and threw the ashes

ashes - (ash) Esche, Asche

into his grave. The same measures were adopted with the corses of

adopted - (adopt) adoptieren annehmen, übernehmen

those persons who had previously died from vampyrism, lest they

should, in their turn, become agents upon others who survived them.

[2] The universal belief is, that a person sucked by a vampyre becomes a

universal - allgemein, Allgemein-, universell, weltweit, Welt-

sucked - (suck) saugen lutschen mies sein, zum Kotzen sein, Scheiße sein

vampyre himself, and sucks in his turn.

sucks - (suck) saugen lutschen mies sein, zum Kotzen sein, Scheiße sein

[3] Chief bailiff.

bailiff - Gerichtsvollzieher, Büttel

This monstrous rodomontade is here related, because it seems better

monstrous - ungeheuerlich, monströs, grotesk, monsterhaft, monsterartig

adapted to illustrate the subject of the present observations than any

adapted - (adapt) anpassen, angleichen, anwenden, einrichten

illustrate - illustrieren

observations - (observation) Beobachtung Bemerkung

other instance which could be adduced. In many parts of Greece it is

instance - Beispiel, Fall, Instanz

adduced - (adduce) erbringen, anführen

considered as a sort of punishment after death, for some heinous crime

heinous - abscheulich, verabscheuungswürdig

committed whilst in existence, that the deceased is not only doomed to

deceased - (decease) Ableben, Exitus, Hinschied, hinscheiden

doomed - (doom) Bann Urteil, Verbannung, Strafe, Untergang, To

vampyrise, but compelled to confine his infernal visitations solely to

vampyrise - eine Vampirjagd

compelled - (compel) zwingen, nötigen

confine - beschränken Begrenzung

infernal - höllisch, infernalisch, t-checkHöllen-, checkinfernalisch

visitations - (visitation) Umgangsrecht

solely - nur einzig und allein ausschließlich, exklusiv, alleinig

those beings he loved most while upon earth--those to whom he was bound

beings - (being) Wesen, Geschöpf, Sein, Dasein

bound - Sprung; (bind) binden verbinden, konnektieren

by ties of kindred and affection.--A supposition alluded to in the

kindred - Stammesbrüder, Stammesgeschwister, Artgenossen, verwand

affection - Zuneigung Rührung

supposition - Annahme, Supposition , Annehmen


But first on earth, as Vampyre sent,

Thy corse shall from its tomb be rent;

tomb - Grabmal, Gruft

Then ghastly haunt the native place,

ghastly - geisterhaft grässlich, gespenstisch, haarsträubend, schauderhaf

haunt - spuken verfolgen Treffpunkt

native place - Heimatort

And suck the blood of all thy race;

suck - saugen lutschen mies sein, zum Kotzen sein, Scheiße sein

There from thy daughter, sister, wife,

At midnight drain the stream of life;

drain - Abfluss entwässern, abfließen lassen, ablassen, trockne

stream - Bach Strom Datenstrom strömen streamen

Yet loathe the banquet which perforce

loathe - verabscheuen, ablehnen, hassen

banquet - Festmahl, Bankett, Gastmahl, Festessen

perforce - notgedrungen, zwangsläufig

Must feed thy livid living corse,

livid - blau blass vor Wut, wütend, fuchsteufelswild

Thy victims, ere they yet expire,

ere - bevor, ehe

expire - ablaufen, erlöschen, verfallen, ausatmen

Shall know the demon for their sire;

demon - Dämon, Teufel

sire - Herr Männchen;

As cursing thee, thou cursing them,

cursing - verwünschend; (curs) verwünschend

thee - dich, dir

Thy flowers are withered on the stem.

withered - (wither) welken, verblühen, verdorren

stem - MINT

But one that for thy crime must fall,

The youngest, best beloved of all,

beloved - beliebt, geliebt, Liebe, Liebchen, Liebling; (belove) belieb

Shall bless thee with a father's name--

bless - selig preisen

That word shall wrap thy heart in flame!

wrap - einhüllen, einwickeln, wickeln, einpacken, hüllen

flame - Flamme, poetic, anmachen

Yet thou must end thy task and mark

Her cheek's last tinge--her eye's last spark,

cheek - Backe, ormal, Stirn, Mick , Pumpenmick

tinge - tönen

spark - Funke;aufkeimen lassen, entfachen

And the last glassy glance must view

glassy - glasig, gläsern, glasartig

glance - blicken Blick, Streifblick, Glanz, Steinkohle

Which freezes o'er its lifeless blue;

lifeless - leblos

Then with unhallowed hand shall tear

The tresses of her yellow hair,

Of which, in life a lock when shorn

shorn - beraubt; (shear) abschneiden, scheren, Scherkraft

Affection's fondest pledge was worn--

fondest - (fond) (to be fond of sb/sth) jemanden/etwas gerne mögen

pledge - zusichern, versprechen, geloben, zusagen, verpfänden, Gelöbni

But now is borne away by thee

Memorial of thine agony!

Memorial - Denkmal, Mahnmal, Gedenkgottesdienst, Gedenk-

thine - dein deiner, der deine

agony - Agonie, Qual, Pein, Todeskampf, Freudenausbruch

Yet with thine own best blood shall drip;

drip - Tropfen;sickern, tröpfeln, träufeln

Thy gnashing tooth, and haggard lip;

gnashing - (gnash) knirschen

haggard - verstört, abgezehrt, wild, abgehärmt

Then stalking to thy sullen grave,

stalking - stelzend; (stalk) stelzend

sullen - mürrisch, schlecht gelaunt, sauer, missmutig

Go--and with Gouls and Afrits rave,

rave - schwärmen, rasen

Till these in horror shrink away

shrink - schrumpfen, abnehmen, drücken

From spectre more accursed than they.

spectre - Schreckgespenst, Gespenst

accursed - (accurse) akkurat

Mr. Southey has also introduced in his wild but beautiful poem of

"Thalaba," the vampyre corse of the Arabian maid Oneiza, who is

Arabian - arabisch Araber, Araberin

maid - Mädchen Stubenmädchen

represented as having returned from the grave for the purpose of

tormenting him she best loved whilst in existence. But this cannot be

tormenting - schikanierend, peinigend; (torment) Qual quälen, peinigen

supposed to have resulted from the sinfulness of her life, she being

sinfulness - Sündhaftigkeit

pourtrayed throughout the whole of the tale as a complete type of

pourtrayed - gezeichnet

purity and innocence. The veracious Tournefort gives a long account in

purity - Reinheit

innocence - Unschuld Harmlosigkeit

veracious - wahrheitsgetreu

his travels of several astonishing cases of vampyrism, to which he

pretends to have been an eyewitness; and Calmet, in his great work

eyewitness - Augenzeuge, Augenzeugin

upon this subject, besides a variety of anecdotes, and traditionary

besides - (beside) neben

traditionary - traditionell

narratives illustrative of its effects, has put forth some learned

illustrative - erläuternd

forth - heraus, hervor

dissertations, tending to prove it to be a classical, as well as

dissertations - (dissertation) Doktorarbeit, Dissertation

barbarian error.

barbarian - barbarisch Barbar, Barbarin

Many curious and interesting notices on this singularly horrible

singularly - singularisch

superstition might be added; though the present may suffice for the

suffice - ausreichen, genügen, genug sein, zufriedenstellen

limits of a note, necessarily devoted to explanation, and which may

devoted - (devot) widmen

now be concluded by merely remarking, that though the term Vampyre is

be concluded - der Schluss folgt

merely - bloß, lediglich, nur, schier

remarking - (remark) bemerken;Anmerkung, Bemerkung

the one in most general acceptation, there are several others

most general - allgemeinste

acceptation - Sinn

synonymous with it, made use of in various parts of the world: as

synonymous - bedeutungsgleich, gleichbedeutend, synonym, synonymisc

Vroucolocha, Vardoulacha, Goul, Broucoloka, &c.

Chapter 3. THE VAMPYRE.

IT happened that in the midst of the dissipations attendant upon a

midst - Mitten, Mitte, inmitten

dissipations - (dissipation) Zerstreuung, Zersplitterung, Zerteilung, Auflösung

attendant - Begleiter, Wächter, Aufpasser, Aufseher

London winter, there appeared at the various parties of the leaders of

the ton a nobleman, more remarkable for his singularities, than his

ton - Tonne (Massemaß)

nobleman - Edelmann, Adeliger, Adliger, Aristokrat

more remarkable - beachtenswertere

singularities - (singularity) Eigenheit Singularität

rank. He gazed upon the mirth around him, as if he could not

gazed - (gaze) anstarren

participate therein. Apparently, the light laughter of the fair only

attracted his attention, that he might by a look quell it, and throw

quell - unterdrücken

fear into those breasts where thoughtlessness reigned. Those who felt

breasts - (breast) Brust -brust, Entenbrust

thoughtlessness - Gedankenlosigkeit

reigned - (reign) Herrschaft, Regentschaft, herrschen, regieren

this sensation of awe, could not explain whence it arose: some

sensation - Gefühl, Empfindung, Sensation

whence - woher von daher

arose - (arise) sich erheben, aufstehen, entstehen, auftreten, erwachse

attributed it to the dead grey eye, which, fixing upon the object's

attributed - (attribute) Eigenschaft, Merkmal, Attribut, Beifügun

face, did not seem to penetrate, and at one glance to pierce through

penetrate - eindringen, penetrieren

pierce - lochen, durchbohren

to the inward workings of the heart; but fell upon the cheek with a

inward - innere innen

workings - (working) (work) berufstätig sein

leaden ray that weighed upon the skin it could not pass. His

leaden - bleiern

ray - Schimmer, Strahl;ausstrahlen

peculiarities caused him to be invited to every house; all wished to

peculiarities - (peculiarity) Singularität, Einzigartigkeit, Besonderheit

see him, and those who had been accustomed to violent excitement, and

now felt the weight of ennui, were pleased at having something in

ennui - Langeweile, Apathie, Depression, Melancholie

their presence capable of engaging their attention. In spite of the

presence - Anwesenheit

capable - fähig

engaging - (engage) beschäftigen anstellen angreifen, anlegen, einraste

spite - trotz

deadly hue of his face, which never gained a warmer tint, either from

deadly - tödlich

hue - Farbe, Tönung, Geschrei, Farbton

gained - (gain) Gewinn, Zunahme, Verstärkung;erwerben, gewinnen, erlangen

tint - färben, tönen;Farbe, Farbton

the blush of modesty, or from the strong emotion of passion, though

blush - Schamröte;erröten, sich schämen

modesty - Bescheidenheit Sittsamkeit

its form and outline were beautiful, many of the female hunters after

hunters - (hunter) Jäger Jagdhund, Verfolger

notoriety attempted to win his attentions, and gain, at least, some

notoriety - Notorität, schlechter Ruf, Allbekanntheit, traurige Berühmtheit

attempted - (attempt) versuchen Versuch, Bestreben, Bestrebung, Anschla

gain - Gewinn, Zunahme, Verstärkung;erwerben, gewinnen, erlangen

marks of what they might term affection: Lady Mercer, who had been the

Mercer - Händler, Stoffhändler, Seidenwarenhändler

mockery of every monster shewn in drawing-rooms since her marriage,

mockery - Verspottung, Verhöhnung, Gespött, Lachnummer , Farce, Posse

monster - Monster, Ungeheuer

shewn - (shew) zeigen

threw herself in his way, and did all but put on the dress of a

mountebank, to attract his notice:--though in vain:--when she

mountebank - Marktschreier

vain - eitel unnützlich

stood before him, though his eyes were apparently fixed upon her's,

still it seemed as if they were unperceived;--even her unappalled

unperceived - unbemerkt

unappalled - Unbeeindruckt

impudence was baffled, and she left the field. But though the common

impudence - Flegelei, Frechheit, Unverschämtheit, Vermessenheit

baffled - (baffle) verblüffen, verdutzen, verwirren, ratlos machen

adultress could not influence even the guidance of his eyes, it was

adultress - eine erwachsene Frau

guidance - Anleitung, Richtungsweisung, Handlungsempfehlun

not that the female sex was indifferent to him: yet such was the

indifferent - gleichgültig, teilnahmslos

apparent caution with which he spoke to the virtuous wife and innocent

apparent - offensichtlich offenbar

caution - Warnung, Vorsicht, Achtsamkeit, Behutsamkeit, Kaution, warnen

virtuous - züchtig, tugendhaft, tugendsam

daughter, that few knew he ever addressed himself to females. He had,

however, the reputation of a winning tongue; and whether it was that

reputation - Ansehen, Ruf, Klang, Bekanntheit

it even overcame the dread of his singular character, or that they

overcame - (overcome) überwinden

dread - schaudern, grauen, gruseln, grause

were moved by his apparent hatred of vice, he was as often among those

hatred - Hass

vice - der Schraubstock

females who form the boast of their sex from their domestic virtues,

boast - stolz sein auf etw

domestic - häuslich, Haus

virtues - (virtue) Tugend Keuschheit

as among those who sully it by their vices.

sully - besudeln schmutzig machen

vices - (vice) der Schraubstock

About the same time, there came to London a young gentleman of the

name of Aubrey: he was an orphan left with an only sister in the

orphan - Waise,

possession of great wealth, by parents who died while he was yet in

wealth - Reichtum, Vermögen, Fülle

childhood. Left also to himself by guardians, who thought it their

guardians - (guardian) Wächter, Wache, Vormund, Erziehungsberechtigte

duty merely to take care of his fortune, while they relinquished the

fortune - Schicksal, Glück, Vermögen

relinquished - (relinquish) verlassen, aufgeben, überlassen, abtrete

more important charge of his mind to the care of mercenary subalterns,

mercenary - Söldner, Söldnerin, Mietsoldat , käuflich, gewinnsüchtig

subalterns - (subaltern) Subaltern, Subalternoffizier

he cultivated more his imagination than his judgment. He had, hence,

cultivated - (cultivate) kultivieren, anbauen, pflegen, bestellen

judgment - Urteil Urteilsvermögen Beurteilung Richtspruch, Richterspruc

that high romantic feeling of honour and candour, which daily ruins so

honour - Ehrung, Ehre;ehren;beehren, akzeptieren, annehmen, honorieren

candour - Offenheit, Aufrichtigkeit

ruins - (ruin) Ruine Ruin ruinieren, auf die Knie zwingen, vernichte

many milliners'apprentices. He believed all to sympathise with

milliners - (milliner) Modistin, Hutmacherin

apprentices - (apprentice) Lehrling, Auszubildender, Auszubildende, Azubi

sympathise - mitfühlen

virtue, and thought that vice was thrown in by Providence merely for

virtue - Tugend Keuschheit

the picturesque effect of the scene, as we see in romances: he thought

picturesque - malerisch; q

romances - (Romance) Liebesgeschichte; qual

that the misery of a cottage merely consisted in the vesting of

misery - Misere, Elend

clothes, which were as warm, but which were better adapted to the

painter's eye by their irregular folds and various coloured patches.

patches - (patch) notdürftig reparieren, reparieren, einsetzen;Flicke

He thought, in fine, that the dreams of poets were the realities of

life. He was handsome, frank, and rich: for these reasons, upon his

handsome - hübsch, stattlich, gutaussehend, ansehnlich, schmuck

frank - freimütig, offen

entering into the gay circles, many mothers surrounded him, striving

gay - vergnügt, schwul, homosexuell, lustig, heiter

surrounded - (surround) umgeben, umringen, umzingeln

striving - bestrebend, strebsam, strebend; (strive) bestrebend, strebsa

which should describe with least truth their languishing or romping

languishing - schmachtend, ermattend; (languish) ermatten, erschlaffe

romping - (romp) raufen Balgerei, Tollerei, Toben, Tollen

favourites: the daughters at the same time, by their brightening

brightening - (brighten) aufhellen schönen aufhellen

countenances when he approached, and by their sparkling eyes, when he

countenances - (countenance) Antlitz, Gesichtsausdruck, Miene, Unterstützun

approached - (approach) sich nähern, nahekommen, ähnlich sei

sparkling - glitzernd, funkelnd, prickelnd, sprudelnd; (sparkle) glitzern

opened his lips, soon led him into false notions of his talents and

notions - (notion) Ahnung, Ansicht, Auffassung, Begriff

his merit. Attached as he was to the romance of his solitary hours,

merit - Verdienst

romance - Liebesgeschichte; qual

solitary - einsam, einzeln

he was startled at finding, that, except in the tallow and wax candles

startled - (startle) aufschrecken, scheuen, erschrecken

tallow - Talg,

wax - das Wachs

candles - (candle) Kerze

that flickered, not from the presence of a ghost, but from want of

flickered - (flicker) flimmern, flattern, flackern

snuffing, there was no foundation in real life for any of that

snuffing - schnupfend; (snuff) schnupfend

foundation - Gründung Grundlage Fundament, Stiftung, Foundation

congeries of pleasing pictures and descriptions contained in those

congeries - Ansammlung, Anhäufung, Komplex

volumes, from which he had formed his study. Finding, however, some

volumes - (volume) Volumen Lautstärke Jahrgang Band Volume

compensation in his gratified vanity, he was about to relinquish his

compensation - Abfindung, Kompensation, Ausgleich, Ersatz, Aufrechnung

gratified - (gratify) befriedigen, erfreuen

vanity - Vergänglichkeit Eitelkeit Leere

relinquish - verlassen, aufgeben, überlassen, abtreten, Verzicht leisten

dreams, when the extraordinary being we have above described, crossed

extraordinary - außerordentlich, außergewöhnlich

him in his career.

He watched him; and the very impossibility of forming an idea of the

impossibility - Unmöglichkeit

character of a man entirely absorbed in himself, who gave few other

absorbed - (absorb) absorbieren, aufnehen

signs of his observation of external objects, than the tacit assent to

observation - Beobachtung Bemerkung

external - außen-, extern, äußerlich

tacit - stillschweigend, impliziert, unausgesprochen

assent - zustimmen, behaupten

their existence, implied by the avoidance of their contact: allowing

implied - (imply) implizieren, zur Folge haben, bedeuten

avoidance - Vermeidung

his imagination to picture every thing that flattered its propensity

flattered - (flatter) schmeicheln

propensity - Neigung, Tendenz

to extravagant ideas, he soon formed this object into the hero of a

extravagant - extravagant

romance, and determined to observe the offspring of his fancy, rather

offspring - Nachkomme, Nachkommin, Kind, Sohn

than the person before him. He became acquainted with him, paid him

attentions, and so far advanced upon his notice, that his presence was

always recognised. He gradually learnt that Lord Ruthven's affairs

recognised - (recognise) anerkennen

affairs - (affair) Angelegenheit Scharmützel Ding Beziehung, Affär

were embarrassed, and soon found, from the notes of preparation in

preparation - Vorbereitung Präparat

---- Street, that he was about to travel. Desirous of gaining some

Desirous - begierig, begehrlich

gaining - gewinnend, erringend; (gain) gewinnend, erringend

information respecting this singular character, who, till now, had

till now - bis jetzt

only whetted his curiosity, he hinted to his guardians, that it was

whetted - (whet) wetzen

hinted - (hint) Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig

time for him to perform the tour, which for many generations has been

thought necessary to enable the young to take some rapid steps in the

enable - berechtigen, befähigen, ermöglichen, anordnen, aktiviere

rapid - schnell Stromschnelle

career of vice towards putting themselves upon an equality with the

aged, and not allowing them to appear as if fallen from the skies,

whenever scandalous intrigues are mentioned as the subjects of

scandalous - skandalös

intrigues - (intrigue) Intrige intrigieren faszinieren

pleasantry or of praise, according to the degree of skill shewn in

pleasantry - Scherz, Hänselei

praise - Lob loben, preisen

carrying them on. They consented: and Aubrey immediately mentioning

consented - (consent) zustimmen, einwilligen, Zustimmung, Konsen

his intentions to Lord Ruthven, was surprised to receive from him a

proposal to join him. Flattered by such a mark of esteem from him,

proposal - Vorschlag Heiratsantrag

esteem - Achtung, Ansehen, Wertschätzung, schätzen

who, apparently, had nothing in common with other men, he gladly

gladly - gern

accepted it, and in a few days they had passed the circling waters.

Hitherto, Aubrey had had no opportunity of studying Lord Ruthven's

Hitherto - bis zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt, bis jetzt, bis zu diesem Zeitpunk

character, and now he found, that, though many more of his actions

were exposed to his view, the results offered different conclusions

offered - (offer) offerieren, anbieten, bieten, zeigen;Antrag, Offert

from the apparent motives to his conduct. His companion was profuse

motives - (motive) Motiv, Beweggrund

conduct - Leitung, Führung, leiten, führen, sich verhalten, sich benehme

profuse - übermäßig, enorm, reichlich, üppig

in his liberality;--the idle, the vagabond, and the beggar, received

liberality - Liberalität, Freizügigkeit

idle - träge, nicht in Betrieb, faul, nutzlos, untätig;faulenze

vagabond - Vagabund, Landstreicher, Landstreicherin

beggar - Bettler, Bettlerin

from his hand more than enough to relieve their immediate wants. But

relieve - erleichtern lindern entlasten ablösen seine Notdurft verrichten

Aubrey could not avoid remarking, that it was not upon the virtuous,

reduced to indigence by the misfortunes attendant even upon virtue,

indigence - Armut, Dürftigkeit

misfortunes - (misfortune) Pech, Ungemach, Unglück, Unfall, Unheil

that he bestowed his alms;--these were sent from the door with

bestowed - (bestow) verstauen, einlagern, unterbringen, schenken, verleihe

alms - Almosen

hardly suppressed sneers; but when the profligate came to ask

suppressed - (suppress) unterdrücken

sneers - (sneer) Spott;grinsen, spötteln

profligate - verschwenderisch

something, not to relieve his wants, but to allow him to wallow in his

wallow - im Schmutz wälzen

lust, or to sink him still deeper in his iniquity, he was sent away

lust - Wollust, Begehren, Verlangen, Freude

iniquity - Frevel Gräueltat, Missetat

sent away - weggeschickt

with rich charity. This was, however, attributed by him to the greater

importunity of the vicious, which generally prevails over the retiring

importunity - Aufdringlichkeit, ständiges Bedrängen, Ungelegenhei

vicious - gewalttätig, destruktiv, grausam, aggressiv, böse, boshaft

prevails - (prevail) erman: die Vorherrschaft erringen (''over'' über) sich durchsetzen (''against'' gegen) vorherrschen überzeugen können

bashfulness of the virtuous indigent. There was one circumstance about

bashfulness - Scham

indigent - bedürftig, mittellos, arm, notleidend

the charity of his Lordship, which was still more impressed upon his

impressed - (impress) beeindrucken prägen

mind: all those upon whom it was bestowed, inevitably found that there

inevitably - zwangsläufig erwartbarerweise

was a curse upon it, for they were all either led to the scaffold, or

curse - verfluchen, fluchen, verdammen;Fluch

scaffold - Gerüst, Baugerüst, Schafott, einrüsten

sunk to the lowest and the most abject misery. At Brussels and other

abject - verächtlich, demütig, jämmerlich, bitter (Armut)

towns through which they passed, Aubrey was surprized at the apparent

surprized - (surprize) überraschen

eagerness with which his companion sought for the centres of all

eagerness - Eifer

fashionable vice; there he entered into all the spirit of the faro

faro - Pharo

table: he betted, and always gambled with success, except where the

betted - (bet) Wetteinsatz, wetten, Wette;riskieren

gambled - (gamble) Glücksspiel, Hazardspiel, riskant, wetten, spielen,

known sharper was his antagonist, and then he lost even more than he

antagonist - Antagonist, Widersacher, Gegner

gained; but it was always with the same unchanging face, with which he

unchanging - unveränderlich, gleichbleibend

generally watched the society around: it was not, however, so when he

encountered the rash youthful novice, or the luckless father of a

encountered - (encounter) treffen, begegnen, Begegnung, Treffen

rash - Hautausschlag, voreilig, Ausschlag

youthful - jugendlich, jung

novice - Novize

luckless - erfolglos glücklos

numerous family; then his very wish seemed fortune's law--this

apparent abstractedness of mind was laid aside, and his eyes sparkled

abstractedness - Zerstreutheit

aside - beiseite, zur Seite

sparkled - (sparkle) funkeln

with more fire than that of the cat whilst dallying with the

dallying - (dally) trödeln

half-dead mouse. In every town, he left the formerly affluent youth,

formerly - früher, ehemals

affluent - Reicher, Geldsack , reichlich, wohlhabend, begütert

torn from the circle he adorned, cursing, in the solitude of a

adorned - (adorn) schmücken, zieren, verzieren

solitude - Einsamkeit, Alleinsein

dungeon, the fate that had drawn him within the reach of this fiend;

dungeon - Verlies, Kerker, Donjon

fate - Schicksal, Los, Geschick

fiend - Dämon, Dämonin, böser Geist, Teufel, Monster

whilst many a father sat frantic, amidst the speaking looks of mute

frantic - außer sich, rasend

amidst - inmitten

mute - sprachlos;abdämpfen, dämpfen

hungry children, without a single farthing of his late immense wealth,

farthing - Groschen, Heller, Pfifferling, Pfennig

immense - immens

wherewith to buy even sufficient to satisfy their present craving. Yet

wherewith - womit

sufficient - genügend, ausreichend, hinreichend

satisfy - befriedigen, zufriedenstellen

craving - Sehnsucht (nach);flehend, heftiges Verlangen; (crave) sehnen

he took no money from the gambling table; but immediately lost, to the

gambling - Glücksspiel ; (gamble) Glücksspiel, Hazardspiel, riskant, wette

ruiner of many, the last gilder he had just snatched from the

ruiner - ruinieren

snatched from - entrissen

convulsive grasp of the innocent: this might but be the result of a

convulsive - krampfhaft

grasp - greifen, erfassen, begreifen, verstehen, Griff, Verständnis

certain degree of knowledge, which was not, however, capable of

combating the cunning of the more experienced. Aubrey often wished to

combating - (combat) Kampf, Schlacht, Gefecht, kämpfen (gegen, mit

cunning - schlau, clever, süß, niedlich

represent this to his friend, and beg him to resign that charity and

beg - Männchen machen;etwas erbitten (von jemandem);bitten (um

resign - aufgeben, resignieren, abdanken, verzichten (auf)

pleasure which proved the ruin of all, and did not tend to his own

ruin - (ruing) bereuend; (rue)

profit;--but he delayed it--for each day he hoped his friend would

delayed - (delay) Verspätung, Verzögerung, Verzug

give him some opportunity of speaking frankly and openly to him;

frankly - ehrlich gesagt, um ehrlich zu sein

openly - offen, öffentlich

however, this never occurred. Lord Ruthven in his carriage, and amidst

carriage - Kutsche Gang, Haltung, Wagen, Frachtgeld, Fracht, Fuhrlohn

the various wild and rich scenes of nature, was always the same: his

eye spoke less than his lip; and though Aubrey was near the object of

his curiosity, he obtained no greater gratification from it than the

gratification - Befriedigung

constant excitement of vainly wishing to break that mystery, which to

vainly - vergeblich

his exalted imagination began to assume the appearance of something

exalted - (exalt) ehren erhöhen

assume - annehmen, voraussetzen, vermuten, unterstellen


They soon arrived at Rome, and Aubrey for a time lost sight of his

companion; he left him in daily attendance upon the morning circle of

attendance - Anwesenheit

an Italian countess, whilst he went in search of the memorials of

memorials - (memorial) Denkmal, Mahnmal, Gedenkgottesdienst, Gedenk-

another almost deserted city. Whilst he was thus engaged, letters

arrived from England, which he opened with eager impatience; the first

eager - eifrig, erwartungsvoll, begierig

impatience - Ungeduld

was from his sister, breathing nothing but affection; the others were

from his guardians, the latter astonished him; if it had before

astonished - (astonish) erstaunen

entered into his imagination that there was an evil power resident in

resident - Einwohner, Einwohnerin, Bewohner, Bewohnerin, Assistentarzt

his companion, these seemed to give him sufficient reason for the

belief. His guardians insisted upon his immediately leaving his

insisted - (insist) auf ... bestehen

friend, and urged, that his character was dreadfully vicious, for that

urged - (urge) Drang drängen, mahnen, treiben, anspornen, provozieren,

the possession of irresistible powers of seduction, rendered his

irresistible - unwiderstehlich

seduction - Verführung

rendered - (render) leisten, wiedergeben

licentious habits more dangerous to society. It had been discovered,

licentious - hemmungslos, zügellos, unzüchtig, regellos, willkürlich

that his contempt for the adultress had not originated in hatred of

contempt - Verachtung Schande, Blamage, Mißachtung, Beamtenbeleidigung

her character; but that he had required, to enhance his gratification,

enhance - erhöhen, vergrößern, verbessern

that his victim, the partner of his guilt, should be hurled from the

guilt - Schuld

hurled - (hurl) schleudern

pinnacle of unsullied virtue, down to the lowest abyss of infamy and

pinnacle - Gipfel Felsnadel, Felsturm, Höhepunkt, Pinakel, Fiale

unsullied - unbefleckt

abyss - Abgrund, Hölle

infamy - Schande

degradation: in fine, that all those females whom he had sought,

degradation - Degradierung

apparently on account of their virtue, had, since his departure,

thrown even the mask aside, and had not scrupled to expose the whole

mask - Maske;abkleben (zum Schutz);abdecken, maskieren

scrupled - (scruple) Skrupel

expose - aufdecken, offenbaren, entblößen, bloßlegen

deformity of their vices to the public gaze.

deformity - Missbildung

gaze - anstarren

Aubrey determined upon leaving one, whose character had not yet shown

a single bright point on which to rest the eye. He resolved to invent

resolved - (resolve) auflösen, beschließen

some plausible pretext for abandoning him altogether, purposing, in

plausible - plausibel, glaubhaft

pretext - Vorwand, Deckmantel, fadenscheinige Begründung, Ausrede

abandoning - (abandon) im Stich lassen, preisgeben, verlassen, abbrechen

altogether - ganz und gar, ohne Ausnahme, ausnahmslos, insgesamt

the mean while, to watch him more closely, and to let no slight

closely - dicht, eng, nah, nahe

circumstances pass by unnoticed. He entered into the same circle, and

unnoticed - unbemerkt

soon perceived, that his Lordship was endeavouring to work upon the

perceived - (perceive) wahrnehmen

endeavouring - (endeavour) sich nach Kräften bemühen;Bestrebun

inexperience of the daughter of the lady whose house he chiefly

inexperience - Unerfahrenheit

frequented. In Italy, it is seldom that an unmarried female is met

frequented - (frequent) häufig;aufsuchen

seldom - selten

unmarried - unverheiratet, ledig, solo ; (unmarry) unverheiratet, ledi

with in society; he was therefore obliged to carry on his plans in

secret; but Aubrey's eye followed him in all his windings, and soon

windings - (winding) (wind) aufspulen, rollen, blasen, aufwickeln, abspulen

discovered that an assignation had been appointed, which would most

assignation - Bestimmung, Anweisung, Verabredung

appointed - (appoint) bestimmen, festlegen, ausstatten, ausrüste

likely end in the ruin of an innocent, though thoughtless girl. Losing

thoughtless - gedankenlos rücksichtslos

no time, he entered the apartment of Lord Ruthven, and abruptly asked

abruptly - abrupt, plötzlich, unerwartet, abgerissen, abschüssig

him his intentions with respect to the lady, informing him at the same

informing - (inform) benachrichtigen, mitteilen, informieren

time that he was aware of his being about to meet her that very night.

Lord Ruthven answered, that his intentions were such as he supposed

all would have upon such an occasion; and upon being pressed whether

he intended to marry her, merely laughed. Aubrey retired; and,

immediately writing a note, to say, that from that moment he must

decline accompanying his Lordship in the remainder of their proposed

decline - Sinken, Fall, Gefälle, Abnahme, Rückgang, Schwächun

accompanying - (accompany) begleiten, geleiten, beiliegen

remainder - Rest, Teilungsrest, Restposten, runtersetzen

tour, he ordered his servant to seek other apartments, and calling

seek - suchen

upon the mother of the lady, informed her of all he knew, not only

with regard to her daughter, but also concerning the character of his

regard - schätzen, betrachten, berücksichtigen, achten;Aufmerksamkei

Lordship. The assignation was prevented. Lord Ruthven next day merely

sent his servant to notify his complete assent to a separation; but

notify - mitteilen, benachrichtigen

separation - Trennung

did not hint any suspicion of his plans having been foiled by Aubrey's

hint - Hinweis, Tipp, Wink, Fingerzeig

suspicion - Verdacht, Argwohn, Verdächtigung

foiled - (foil) Florett, Foli


interposition - Einfügen, Einwerfen, Einflechten, Zwischenschalten, Einfügung

Having left Rome, Aubrey directed his steps towards Greece, and

crossing the Peninsula, soon found himself at Athens. He then fixed

Peninsula - Halbinsel

Athens - Athen

his residence in the house of a Greek; and soon occupied himself in

occupied - (occupy) in Anspruch nehmen, belegen, bewohnen, besetze

tracing the faded records of ancient glory upon monuments that

tracing - Nebeneintragungsvermer

faded - (fad) Mode, Trend, Modeerscheinung, Fimmel

glory - Pracht, Herrlichkeit, Prunk, Gepränge, Ruhm

monuments - (monument) Denkmal, Monument

apparently, ashamed of chronicling the deeds of freemen only before

ashamed - beschämt

chronicling - berichtend; (chronicle) Chronik

deeds - (deed) Tat, Akt, Werk, Urkunde, urkundlich übertragen

freemen - (freeman) Kerl

slaves, had hidden themselves beneath the sheltering soil or many

slaves - (slave) Sklave, Sklavin, Sexsklave

beneath - unter

sheltering - bedeckend; (shelter) Zuflucht, Obdach, Zufluchtsort, Schutzraum

coloured lichen. Under the same roof as himself, existed a being, so

lichen - Flechte

beautiful and delicate, that she might have formed the model for a

delicate - empfindlich, heikel, schwierig, feingliedrig, filigran

painter wishing to pourtray on canvass the promised hope of the

pourtray - Gießkanne

canvass - Wahlstimmenprüfung;prüfen

faithful in Mahomet's paradise, save that her eyes spoke too much mind

faithful - treu

paradise - Paradies, Himmel

for any one to think she could belong to those who had no souls. As

she danced upon the plain, or tripped along the mountain's side, one

plain - unscheinbar, einfach, vollständige, ehrlich

would have thought the gazelle a poor type of her beauties; for who

gazelle - Gazelle

would have exchanged her eye, apparently the eye of animated nature,

animated - (animate) lebendig, beseelt, bewegt, lebhaft, belebt, belebe

for that sleepy luxurious look of the animal suited but to the taste

sleepy - schläfrig verschlafen

luxurious - luxuriös

of an epicure. The light step of Ianthe often accompanied Aubrey in

epicure - Genießer, Feinschmecker

accompanied - (accompany) begleiten, geleiten, beiliegen

his search after antiquities, and often would the unconscious girl,

search after - durchsuchen, suchen, forschen nach

antiquities - (antiquity) Antike, Altertum

unconscious - bewusstlos spontan, unbewusst, unterbewusst, Unbewusste

engaged in the pursuit of a Kashmere butterfly, show the whole beauty

pursuit - Verfolgung

butterfly - Schmetterling

of her form, floating as it were upon the wind, to the eager gaze of

floating - schwimmend, fließend, gleiten, gleit...; (float) treibe

wind - aufspulen, rollen, blasen, aufwickeln, abspulen

him, who forgot the letters he had just decyphered upon an almost

decyphered - dechiffriert

effaced tablet, in the contemplation of her sylph-like figure. Often

effaced - (efface) unkenntlich machen, unlesbar machen, verwische

contemplation - Betrachtung Meditation Erwarten

sylph - Sylphe, Luftgeist, Sylphide

would her tresses falling, as she flitted around, exhibit in the sun's

flitted - (flit) gaukeln

exhibit - zeigen, zur Schau stellen, ausstellen, vorzeigen

ray such delicately brilliant and swiftly fading hues, it might well

delicately - zart, vorsichtig, fein, lecker, empfindlich

swiftly - schnell, flink, behände

fading - (fade away) schwinden, verblassen, zerinne

hues - (hue) Farbe, Tönung, Geschrei, Farbton

excuse the forgetfulness of the antiquary, who let escape from his

forgetfulness - Vergesslichkeit Vergessen, Vergessenheit

antiquary - Antiquar, Antiquarin

mind the very object he had before thought of vital importance to the

vital - Leben

proper interpretation of a passage in Pausanias. But why attempt to

interpretation - Interpretation, Auslegung, Deutung, Dolmetschen

passage - Durchfahrt, Übergang, Gang

attempt - versuchen Versuch, Bestreben, Bestrebung, Anschlag, Attentat

describe charms which all feel, but none can appreciate?--It was

charms - (charm) Talisman;Charme, Zauberformel, Lieblichkeit;bezaubern

innocence, youth, and beauty, unaffected by crowded drawing-rooms and

unaffected - ungekünstelt, unberührt

stifling balls. Whilst he drew those remains of which he wished to

stifling - erstickend; (stifle) erstickend

preserve a memorial for his future hours, she would stand by, and

preserve - Konserve, Eingemachtes, Naturschutzgebiet, Naturreserva

watch the magic effects of his pencil, in tracing the scenes of her

native place; she would then describe to him the circling dance upon

the open plain, would paint, to him in all the glowing colours of

glowing - (glow) glühen abstrahlen leuchten Glühen

youthful memory, the marriage pomp she remembered viewing in her

pomp - Pomp

infancy; and then, turning to subjects that had evidently made a

infancy - Säuglingsphase, frühe Kindheit, Anfangsphase

evidently - offensichtlich

greater impression upon her mind, would tell him all the supernatural

tales of her nurse. Her earnestness and apparent belief of what she

tales - (tale) Geschichte, Erzählung, Fabel

earnestness - Ernst

narrated, excited the interest even of Aubrey; and often as she told

narrated - (narrate) erzählen berichten

him the tale of the living vampyre, who had passed years amidst his

friends, and dearest ties, forced every year, by feeding upon the life

of a lovely female to prolong his existence for the ensuing months,

prolong - ausdehnen verlängern hinauszögern

ensuing - (ensue) folgen, ansetzen, erfolgen, nachfolgen

his blood would run cold, whilst he attempted to laugh her out of such

idle and horrible fantasies; but Ianthe cited to him the names of old

cited - (cit) Zitat

men, who had at last detected one living among themselves, after

detected - (detect) finden, ermitteln, aufspüren, entdecken, erkennen

several of their near relatives and children had been found marked

with the stamp of the fiend's appetite; and when she found him so

appetite - Appetit Begierde, Lust

incredulous, she begged of him to believe her, for it had been,

incredulous - ungläubig, skeptisch

begged - (beg) Männchen machen;etwas erbitten (von jemandem);bitten (um

remarked, that those who had dared to question their existence, always

remarked - (remark) bemerken;Anmerkung, Bemerkung

dared - (dare) sich getrauen, wagen, jemanden herausfordern

had some proof given, which obliged them, with grief and

grief - Kummer, Gram, Leid

heartbreaking, to confess it was true. She detailed to him the

heartbreaking - (heartbreak) Kummer, Herzeleid

confess - gestehen, bekennen, verraten, beichten

traditional appearance of these monsters, and his horror was

monsters - (monster) Monster, Ungeheuer

increased, by hearing a pretty accurate description of Lord Ruthven;

accurate - genau, präzise, exakt

he, however, still persisted in persuading her, that there could be no

persisted - (persist) beharren

truth in her fears, though at the same time he wondered at the many

coincidences which had all tended to excite a belief in the

coincidences - (coincidence) zufälliges Zusammentreffen, Koinzidenz, Zufall

supernatural power of Lord Ruthven.

Aubrey began to attach himself more and more to Ianthe; her innocence,

so contrasted with all the affected virtues of the women among whom he

contrasted with - abgestochen

had sought for his vision of romance, won his heart; and while he

vision - Sicht, Sehvermögen, Sehkraft, Augenlicht, Trugbild

ridiculed the idea of a young man of English habits, marrying an

ridiculed - (ridicule) verhöhnen, verspotten;Spott

uneducated Greek girl, still he found himself more and more attached

uneducated - ungebildet

to the almost fairy form before him. He would tear himself at times

fairy - Fee, Elfe, Feenwesen , Naturgeister

from her, and, forming a plan for some antiquarian research, he would

antiquarian - Antiquar, Antiquarin

depart, determined not to return until his object was attained; but he

depart - verlassen, aufbrechen, abweichen

attained - (attain) erreichen, erlangen

always found it impossible to fix his attention upon the ruins around

him, whilst in his mind he retained an image that seemed alone the

retained - (retain) behalten festhalten

rightful possessor of his thoughts. Ianthe was unconscious of his

rightful - rechtmäßig

possessor - Besitzer, Inhaber

thoughts - (thought) Gedanke

love, and was ever the same frank infantile being he had first known.

infantile - infantil, kindisch, albern

She always seemed to part from him with reluctance; but it was because

she had no longer any one with whom she could visit her favourite

haunts, whilst her guardian was occupied in sketching or uncovering

haunts - (haunt) spuken verfolgen Treffpunkt

guardian - Wächter, Wache, Vormund, Erziehungsberechtigte

sketching - (sketch) skizzieren entwerfen Skizze Sketch

uncovering - (uncover) aufdecken, enthüllen

some fragment which had yet escaped the destructive hand of time. She

fragment - Fragment, Bruchstück, Satzfragment, fragmentieren

destructive - destruktiv, schädlich, zerstörend

had appealed to her parents on the subject of Vampyres, and they both,

appealed - (appeal) Revision, Wirkung, Anziehungskraft;reizen, zusage

with several present, affirmed their existence, pale with horror at

the very name. Soon after, Aubrey determined to proceed upon one of

his excursions, which was to detain him for a few hours; when they

excursions - (excursion) Ausflug, Exkursion, Abschweifung, Exkurs, Digression

detain - verhaften

heard the name of the place, they all at once begged of him not to

return at night, as he must necessarily pass through a wood, where no

Greek would ever remain, after the day had closed, upon any

consideration. They described it as the resort of the vampyres in

consideration - Erwägung, Überlegung, Rücksicht, Vergütung, Gegenleistun

resort - umsortieren;Badeort (Seebad)

their nocturnal orgies, and denounced the most heavy evils as

nocturnal - nachtaktiv nächtlich

orgies - (orgy) Orgie

denounced - (denounce) verurteilen kündigen, aufkündigen

evils - (evil) Sünde, übel, üblen, Übel

impending upon him who dared to cross their path. Aubrey made light of

impending - (impend) bevorstehen, drohen, sich ankündigen

their representations, and tried to laugh them out of the idea; but

representations - (representation) Repräsentation, Abzeichen, Darstellung

when he saw them shudder at his daring thus to mock a superior,

shudder - Schauder (wohliger) Schauder schaudern zittern

mock - Nachahmung, Imitation, Parodie, Veralberung, Prototyp, nachahme

superior - überlegen, höher, höherstehend, übergeordnet, Vorgesetzter

infernal power, the very name of which apparently made their blood

freeze, he was silent.

Next morning Aubrey set off upon his excursion unattended; he was

excursion - Ausflug, Exkursion, Abschweifung, Exkurs, Digression

unattended - unbeaufsichtigt

surprised to observe the melancholy face of his host, and was

melancholy - Melancholie, Schwermut, Wehmut

concerned to find that his words, mocking the belief of those horrible

concerned - (concern) Sorge, Anliegen, Betroffenheit, Besorgnis, Konzer

mocking - spöttisch; (moc) spöttisch

fiends, had inspired them with such terror. When he was about to

fiends - (fiend) Dämon, Dämonin, böser Geist, Teufel, Monster

inspired - (inspire) inspirieren beatmen, einhauchen, einflöße

terror - Schrecken, Grauen, schreckliche Furcht, Terror

depart, Ianthe came to the side of his horse, and earnestly begged of

earnestly - ernsthaft

him to return, ere night allowed the power of these beings to be put

in action;--he promised. He was, however, so occupied in his

research, that he did not perceive that day-light would soon end, and

perceive - wahrnehmen

that in the horizon there was one of those specks which, in the warmer

horizon - Horizont

specks - (speck) Fleckchen

climates, so rapidly gather into a tremendous mass, and pour all their

rapidly - schnell

tremendous - beträchtlich, außerordentlich

mass - Messe (kirchlich), Gottesdienst, Menge

rage upon the devoted country.--He at last, however, mounted his

mounted - (mount) Reittier, Berg, Lafette (Waffe);einbauen, aufsteige

horse, determined to make up by speed for his delay: but it was too

delay - Verspätung, Verzögerung, Verzug

late. Twilight, in these southern climates, is almost unknown;

Twilight - Dämmerung, Zwielicht, Halbdunkel

unknown - unbekannt Unbekannte Unbekannter

immediately the sun sets, night begins: and ere he had advanced far,

the power of the storm was above--its echoing thunders had scarcely

echoing - (echo) Echo, Widerhall, Tastaturecho, Bildschirmech

thunders - (thunder) Donner Donnern

scarcely - knapp, kaum, wohl nicht, gerade erst

an interval of rest--its thick heavy rain forced its way through the

interval - Abstand, Zwischenraum, Intervall

canopying foliage, whilst the blue forked lightning seemed to fall and

canopying - (canopy) Baldachin, Himmel, Vordach, Überdach, Überhan

foliage - Blätter, Laub, Laubwerk , Blätterwerk

lightning - Blitz Entladung

radiate at his very feet. Suddenly his horse took fright, and he was

radiate - strahlen, ausstrahlen

took fright - scheute

carried with dreadful rapidity through the entangled forest. The

dreadful - furchtbar, schrecklich

rapidity - Schnelligkeit

entangled - (entangle) verwickeln

animal at last, through fatigue, stopped, and he found, by the glare

fatigue - Müdigkeit, Ermüdung, Schlappheit, Überdruss

glare - Blendung entrüstetes Starren missbilligend anstarren

of lightning, that he was in the neighbourhood of a hovel that hardly

hovel - Unterstand Bruchbude, Baracke

lifted itself up from the masses of dead leaves and brushwood which

brushwood - Reisig Gestrüpp

surrounded it. Dismounting, he approached, hoping to find some one to

Dismounting - (dismount) abnehmen, absteigen

guide him to the town, or at least trusting to obtain shelter from the

trusting - (trust) Vertrauen, Hoffnung, Trust, anschreiben

obtain - erlangen, erhalten, bestehen

shelter - Zuflucht, Obdach, Zufluchtsort, Schutzraum

pelting of the storm. As he approached, the thunders, for a moment

pelting - niederprasselnd; (pelt) niederprasselnd

silent, allowed him to hear the dreadful shrieks of a woman mingling

shrieks - (shriek) Kreischen

mingling - mischend, vermischend; (mingle) vermischen, vermenge

with the stifled, exultant mockery of a laugh, continued in one almost

stifled - (stifle) ersticken

exultant - frohlockend

unbroken sound;--he was startled: but, roused by the thunder which

unbroken - lückenlos, ungebrochen

roused - (rouse) wachrufen, wecken

again rolled over his head, he, with a sudden effort, forced open the

forced open - eingerannt

door of the hut. He found himself in utter darkness: the sound,

hut - Hütte

utter - äußerst

however, guided him. He was apparently unperceived; for, though he

called, still the sounds continued, and no notice was taken of him. He

found himself in contact with some one, whom he immediately seized;

seized - (seize) ergreifen, fassen, packen, beschlagnahmen, erfassen

when a voice cried, "Again baffled!" to which a loud laugh succeeded;

and he felt himself grappled by one whose strength seemed superhuman:

grappled - (grapple) packen, erbeuten, anpacken;Handgemenge

superhuman - übermenschlich

determined to sell his life as dearly as he could, he struggled; but

struggled - (struggle) Kampf, Gefecht, sich durchbeißen, sich schwer tun

it was in vain: he was lifted from his feet and hurled with enormous

force against the ground:--his enemy threw himself upon him, and

kneeling upon his breast, had placed his hands upon his throat--when

kneeling - kniend, hinkniend; (kneel) knien

the glare of many torches penetrating through the hole that gave

torches - (torch) Fackel anzünden

penetrating - (penetrate) eindringen, penetrieren

light in the day, disturbed him;--he instantly rose, and, leaving his

disturbed - (disturb) stören

instantly - unmittelbar

prey, rushed through the door, and in a moment the crashing of the

prey - Beute lauern, auflauern

rushed through - durcheilte

crashing - (crash) Zusammenstoß, Krach, Zusammenbruch;zusammenbreche

branches, as he broke through the wood, was no longer heard. The storm

was now still; and Aubrey, incapable of moving, was soon heard by

incapable - unfähig

those without. They entered; the light of their torches fell upon the

mud walls, and the thatch loaded on every individual straw with heavy

thatch - Dachstroh

loaded - (load) Last, Beschickung (Ladung), Belastung;beladen, ich lüd

straw - Halm, Strohhalm, Stroh, strohfarben, strohgelb, Stroh-,

flakes of soot. At the desire of Aubrey they searched for her who had

flakes - (flake) Spinner;sich abschälen, abblättern;Fetzen, Flock

soot - Ruß ''Swiss spelling:'' Russ

desire - begehren Begehren, Wunsch

attracted him by her cries; he was again left in darkness; but what

was his horror, when the light of the torches once more burst upon

burst - platzen, zerplatzen, bersten, sprengen, Bersten, Zerbrechen

him, to perceive the airy form of his fair conductress brought in a

airy - belüftet, gelüftet, zugig, umweht

conductress - Dirigentin

lifeless corse. He shut his eyes, hoping that it was but a vision

arising from his disturbed imagination; but he again saw the same

arising - aufkommend, erhebend, entspringen

form, when he unclosed them, stretched by his side. There was no

unclosed - (unclose) eröffnen, öffnen

stretched - (stretch) strecken, dehnen, langziehen, dehnen

colour upon her cheek, not even upon her lip; yet there was a

stillness about her face that seemed almost as attaching as the life

stillness - Stille

that once dwelt there:--upon her neck and breast was blood, and upon

dwelt - (dwell) leben, verbleiben, wohnen, verweilen

her throat were the marks of teeth having opened the vein:--to this

vein - Vene, Ader, Geäder , Goldader

the men pointed, crying, simultaneously struck with horror, "A

simultaneously - gleichzeitig

struck - (strike) streichen schlagen prägen streiken scheinen die Fahne streichen Strike Streik Schlag

Vampyre! a Vampyre!" A litter was quickly formed, and Aubrey was laid

litter - Sänfte, Trage, Bahre, Wurf, Streu, Stroh, Abfall ; (lit) Sänft

by the side of her who had lately been to him the object of so many

lately - neulich, kürzlich, letztlich

bright and fairy visions, now fallen with the flower of life that had

visions - (vision) Sicht, Sehvermögen, Sehkraft, Augenlicht, Trugbild

died within her. He knew not what his thoughts were--his mind was

benumbed and seemed to shun reflection, and take refuge in

benumbed - (benumb) betäuben

shun - aus dem Weg gehen, ausweichen, meiden, scheuen

reflection - Reflexion, Abbild, Reflektion, Abwägung

refuge - Zuflucht Herberge

vacancy--he held almost unconsciously in his hand a naked dagger of a

vacancy - Vakanz, freie Stelle, freies Zimmer, freier Platz

unconsciously - unbewusst

naked - nackt, kahl, bloß

particular construction, which had been found in the hut. They were

construction - Bau, Bauarbeit , Bauwerk, Bauwesen, Aufbau, Satzbau, Auslegun

soon met by different parties who had been engaged in the search of

her whom a mother had missed. Their lamentable cries, as they

lamentable - beklagenswert

approached the city, forewarned the parents of some dreadful

forewarned - (forewarn) vorwarnen

catastrophe. --To describe their grief would be impossible; but when

catastrophe - Katastrophe, Unglück

they ascertained the cause of their child's death, they looked at

ascertained - (ascertain) feststellen

Aubrey, and pointed to the corse. They were inconsolable; both died

inconsolable - untröstlich


Aubrey being put to bed was seized with a most violent fever, and was

seized with - befallen

most violent - gewaltsamste

fever - Fieber, Temperaturerhöhung

often delirious; in these intervals he would call upon Lord Ruthven

delirious - deliriös

intervals - (interval) Abstand, Zwischenraum, Intervall

and upon Ianthe--by some unaccountable combination he seemed to beg

unaccountable - unverantwortlich, unerklärlich

combination - Kombinieren Kombination, Kombinierte, Kombinat , Vereinigun

of his former companion to spare the being he loved. At other times he

former - erstgenannt, ehem. ehemalig, frühere, früher

spare - überflüssig, frei, sparsam, Ersatz;sparsam umgehen, übrig habe

would imprecate maledictions upon his head, and Curse him as her

imprecate - herabwünschen

maledictions - (malediction) Verwünschung, Fluch

Curse him - Hol ihn der Teufel!

destroyer. Lord Ruthven, chanced at this time to arrive at Athens,

destroyer - Zerstörer, Zerstörerin, Vernichter, Vernichterin

and, from whatever motive, upon hearing of the state of Aubrey,

motive - Motiv, Beweggrund

immediately placed himself in the same house, and became his constant

attendant. When the latter recovered from his delirium, he was

recovered - (recover) wiederfinden, sich erholen, beikommen

delirium - Delirium, Fieberphantasie, Taumel

horrified and startled at the sight of him whose image he had now

horrified - (horrify) entsetzen, erschrecken, schockieren

combined with that of a Vampyre; but Lord Ruthven, by his kind words,

implying almost repentance for the fault that had caused their

implying - (imply) implizieren, zur Folge haben, bedeuten

repentance - Reue

fault - Fehler Schuld Fehler, Charakterschwäche, Verfehlun

separation, and still more by the attention, anxiety, and care which

anxiety - Besorgnis, Angst, Sorge

he showed, soon reconciled him to his presence. His lordship seemed

reconciled - (reconcile) versöhnen

quite changed; he no longer appeared that apathetic being who had so

apathetic - apathisch, ungerührt

astonished Aubrey; but as soon as his convalescence began to be rapid,

convalescence - Erholung, Genesung, Gesundung, Konvaleszenz

he again gradually retired into the same state of mind, and Aubrey

perceived no difference from the former man, except that at times he

was surprised to meet his gaze fixed intently upon him, with a smile

intently - angespannt, aufmerksam, konzentriert

of malicious exultation playing upon his lips: he knew not why, but

malicious - böse, boshaft, maliziös, böswillig

exultation - Jubel

this smile haunted him. During the last stage of the invalid's

haunted - (haunt) spuken verfolgen Treffpunkt

invalid - zum Invaliden machen;Invalide, Kranken..., Kranke, falsch

recovery, Lord Ruthven was apparently engaged in watching the tideless

recovery - Wiedererlangung, Wiedergewinnung, Zurückgewinnung, Genesun

tideless - gezeitenlos

waves raised by the cooling breeze, or in marking the progress of

breeze - Brise, Hauch

those orbs, circling, like our world, the moveless sun;--indeed, he

orbs - (orb) Himmelskörper, Kugel

moveless - bewegungslos

appeared to wish to avoid the eyes of all.

Aubrey's mind, by this shock, was much weakened, and that elasticity

shock - Schock, Betroffenheit, Empörung, Schlag, Stoß

weakened - (weaken) schwächen, abschwächen, schwächeln

elasticity - Elastizität

of spirit which had once so distinguished him now seemed to have fled

distinguished - (distinguish) unterscheiden erkennen auszeichnen

fled - (flee) fliehen, flüchten, entfliehen

for ever. He was now as much a lover of solitude and silence as Lord

lover - Geliebte, Liebhaber, Liebhaberin

silence - Stille, Schweigen , zum Schweigen bringen, Ruhe

Ruthven; but much as he wished for solitude, his mind could not find

it in the neighbourhood of Athens; if he sought it amidst the ruins he

had formerly frequented, Ianthe's form stood by his side--if he

sought it in the woods, her light step would appear wandering amidst

wandering - (wander) irren, wandern, umherschweifen; (wander) umherstreife

the underwood, in quest of the modest violet; then suddenly turning

underwood - Unterholz

quest - Frage, Suche

modest - bescheiden, maßvoll, klein, gering; (mod) bescheiden, maßvol

violet - Violett Veilchen

round, would show, to his wild imagination, her pale face and wounded

wounded - (wound) anschießen, verwunden

throat, with a meek smile upon her lips. He determined to fly scenes,

meek - sanftmütig, bescheiden, zaghaft, zurückhaltend

every feature of which created such bitter associations in his mind.

bitter - herb, rau, bitter

associations - (association) Assoziation, Verknüpfung, Zuordnung, Vereinigung

He proposed to Lord Ruthven, to whom he held himself bound by the

tender care he had taken of him during his illness, that they should

tender - empfindlich, Ausschreibung, Angebot, zart;andienen, anbieten

visit those parts of Greece neither had yet seen. They travelled in

every direction, and sought every spot to which a recollection could

be attached: but though they thus hastened from place to place, yet

hastened - (hasten) hasten, beeilen

they seemed not to heed what they gazed upon. They heard much of

heed - beherzigen, beachten

robbers, but they gradually began to slight these reports, which they

robbers - (robber) Räuber, Räuberin

imagined were only the invention of individuals, whose interest it was

to excite the generosity of those whom they defended from pretended

generosity - Großzügigkeit, Generosität, Großmut, Freizügigkeit, Edelmut

defended - (defend) verteidigen

dangers. In consequence of thus neglecting the advice of the

neglecting - (neglect) vernachlässigen, verabsäumen, versäumen, missachten

inhabitants, on one occasion they travelled with only a few guards,

more to serve as guides than as a defence. Upon entering, however, a

defence - Verteidigung, Abwehr

narrow defile, at the bottom of which was the bed of a torrent, with

defile - defilieren

torrent - Sturzbach, Sturzflut

large masses of rock brought down from the neighbouring precipices,

precipices - (precipice) Abgrund, Steilhang

they had reason to repent their negligence; for scarcely were the

repent - bereuen

negligence - Fahrlässigkeit

whole of the party engaged in the narrow pass, when they were startled

by the whistling of bullets close to their heads, and by the echoed

whistling - (whistle) pfeifen; (whistle) Pfeife, Trillerpfeife, Flöt

bullets - (bullet) Geschoss (Kugel), Kugel

echoed - (echo) Echo, Widerhall, Tastaturecho, Bildschirmech

report of several guns. In an instant their guards had left them, and,

instant - augenblicklich, tafelfertig, Moment

placing themselves behind rocks, had begun to fire in the direction

whence the report came. Lord Ruthven and Aubrey, imitating their

imitating - (imitate) imitieren

example, retired for a moment behind the sheltering turn of the

defile: but ashamed of being thus detained by a foe, who with

detained - (detain) verhaften

foe - Feind

insulting shouts bade them advance, and being exposed to unresisting

insulting - (insult) beleidigen Beleidigung, Kränkung, Verletzung

bade - geboten

advance - erhöhen, erheben, befördern, vorrücken, Fortschritt, Vorschus

unresisting - widerstandslos

slaughter, if any of the robbers should climb above and take them in

slaughter - Schlachtung, rituelles Schlachten, Schächten, Schächtung

the rear, they determined at once to rush forward in search of the

rear - Hinter..., hinterster, Heck, Rück.

rush forward - vorstürmen

enemy. Hardly had they lost the shelter of the rock, when Lord Ruthven

received a shot in the shoulder, which brought him to the ground.

Aubrey hastened to his assistance; and, no longer heeding the contest

hastened to - zugeeilt

assistance - Hilfe

heeding - (heed) beherzigen, beachten

contest - Auseinandersetzung, Debatte, Wettkampf, Wettbewerb, Wettstrei

or his own peril, was soon surprised by seeing the robbers'faces

peril - Gefahr, Risiko

around him--his guards having, upon Lord Ruthven's being wounded,

immediately thrown up their arms and surrendered.

surrendered - (surrender) kapitulieren, ergeben

By promises of great reward, Aubrey soon induced them to convey his

reward - Belohnung, Lohn

induced - (induce) dazu bringen, anstacheln, bewirken, verursache

convey - befördern, transportieren, verfrachten, übermitteln, ausrichte

wounded friend to a neighbouring cabin; and having agreed upon a

cabin - Hütte, Blockhütte, Kabine, Kajüte

ransom, he was no more disturbed by their presence--they being

ransom - Lösegeld (mit Lösegeld) freikaufen, auslösen, loskaufe

content merely to guard the entrance till their comrade should return

content - (to be content with) sich mit etwas begnügen

comrade - Kamerad Genosse, Genossin

with the promised sum, for which he had an order. Lord Ruthven's

sum - Betrag, Summe, Geldbetrag

strength rapidly decreased; in two days mortification ensued, and

decreased - (decrease) abnehmen verringern Verringerung

mortification - Kränkung, Demütigung

ensued - (ensue) folgen, ansetzen, erfolgen, nachfolgen

death seemed advancing with hasty steps. His conduct and appearance

advancing - (advance) erhöhen, erheben, befördern, vorrücken, Fortschrit

hasty - hastig, eilig

had not changed; he seemed as unconscious of pain as he had been of

the objects about him: but towards the close of the last evening, his

mind became apparently uneasy, and his eye often fixed upon Aubrey,

uneasy - besorgt, unangenehm, unsicher

who was induced to offer his assistance with more than usual

earnestness--"Assist me! you may save me--you may do more than

that--I mean not my life, I heed the death of my existence as little

as that of the passing day; but you may save my honour, your friend's

honour."--"How? tell me how? I would do any thing," replied Aubrey.--"I

need but little--my life ebbs apace--I cannot explain the

ebbs - (ebb) Ebbe ebben, abebben

apace - rasch

whole--but if you would conceal all you know of me, my honour were

conceal - verbergen, verheimlichen, verschleiern, verschweigen

free from stain in the world's mouth--and if my death were unknown

stain - Fleck Schandfleck beflecken beizen

for some time in England--I--I--but life."--"It shall not be

known."--"Swear!" cried the dying man, raising himself with exultant

Swear - schwören

dying - (to die) sterben, umkommen; (dye) (to die) sterben, umkommen

violence, "Swear by all your soul reveres, by all your nature fears,

violence - Gewalt, Gewalttaten, Gewalttätigkeiten

soul - Inbrunst, Seele, Gefühl, Herz

reveres - (revere) ehren

swear that, for a year and a day you will not impart your knowledge of

impart - weitergeben, gewähren, mitteilen, vermitteln

my crimes or death to any living being in any way, whatever may

happen, or whatever you may see. "--His eyes seemed bursting from

bursting - (burst) platzen, zerplatzen, bersten, sprengen, Berste

their sockets: "I swear!" said Aubrey; he sunk laughing upon his

sockets - (socket) Steckdose, Buchse, Fassung

pillow, and breathed no more.

pillow - Kopfkissen, Kissen; Ruhekissen

Aubrey retired to rest, but did not sleep; the many circumstances

attending his acquaintance with this man rose upon his mind, and he

knew not why; when he remembered his oath a cold shivering came over

oath - Eid, Schwur, Fluch, erman:

shivering - schlotternde, schlotternd, schaudernd; (shiver) schlotternd

him, as if from the presentiment of something horrible awaiting him.

presentiment - Vorahnung

awaiting - (await) erwarten, harren, warten

Rising early in the morning, he was about to enter the hovel in which

he had left the corpse, when a robber met him, and informed him that

corpse - Leiche, Leichnam

robber - Räuber, Räuberin

it was no longer there, having been conveyed by himself and comrades,

conveyed - (convey) befördern, transportieren, verfrachten, übermittel

comrades - (Comrade) Kamerad Genosse, Genossin

upon his retiring, to the pinnacle of a neighbouring mount, according

mount - Reittier, Berg, Lafette (Waffe);einbauen, aufsteigen, anbringe

to a promise they had given his lordship, that it should be exposed to

the first cold ray of the moon that rose after his death. Aubrey

astonished, and taking several of the men, determined to go and bury

it upon the spot where it lay. But, when he had mounted to the summit

summit - Gipfel

he found no trace of either the corpse or the clothes, though the

trace - Zeichen, Spur

robbers swore they pointed out the identical rock on which they had

swore - (swear) schwören

identical - identisch eineiig

laid the body. For a time his mind was bewildered in conjectures, but

bewildered - (bewilder) verwirren, durcheinanderbringen

conjectures - (conjecture) Vermutung, Verdacht, Mutmaßung, Hypothese

he at last returned, convinced that they had buried the corpse for the

sake of the clothes.

sake - (for your sake) deinetwegen, euretwegen, Ihretwegen, dir zuliebe

Weary of a country in which he had met with such terrible misfortunes,

Weary - müde

and in which all apparently conspired to heighten that superstitious

conspired - (conspire) verschören

heighten - erhöhen, vergrößern

melancholy that had seized upon his mind, he resolved to leave it, and

soon arrived at Smyrna. While waiting for a vessel to convey him to

Otranto, or to Naples, he occupied himself in arranging those effects

he had with him belonging to Lord Ruthven. Amongst other things there

was a case containing several weapons of offence, more or less adapted

offence - Vergehen;Angriff, Verstoß (gegen), Beleidigung

to ensure the death of the victim. There were several daggers and

ensure - sicherstellen, gewährleisten

daggers - (dagger) Dolch

ataghans. Whilst turning them over, and examining their curious forms,

what was his surprise at finding a sheath apparently ornamented in the

sheath - Futteral

ornamented - (ornament) Verzierung musikalische Verzierung

same style as the dagger discovered in the fatal hut--he

fatal - verhängnisvoll, fatal, tödlich

shuddered--hastening to gain further proof, he found the weapon, and

shuddered - (shudder) Schauder (wohliger) Schauder schaudern zittern

hastening - (hasten) hasten, beeilen

his horror may be imagined when he discovered that it fitted, though

peculiarly shaped, the sheath he held in his hand. His eyes seemed to

peculiarly - eigenartige, eigen

need no further certainty--they seemed gazing to be bound to the

certainty - Gewissheit

gazing - (gaze) anstarren

dagger; yet still he wished to disbelieve; but the particular form,

disbelieve - ungläubig

the same varying tints upon the haft and sheath were alike in

varying - (vary) variieren verändern sich ändern, checkvariieren

tints - (tint) färben, tönen;Farbe, Farbton

alike - gleich gleichermaßen

splendour on both, and left no room for doubt; there were also drops

splendour - Pracht;Brillanz

of blood on each.

He left Smyrna, and on his way home, at Rome, his first inquiries were

inquiries - (inquiry) Anfrage, Erkundigung, Abfrage, Untersuchun

concerning the lady he had attempted to snatch from Lord Ruthven's

snatch from - entreiße

seductive arts. Her parents were in distress, their fortune ruined,

seductive - verführerisch

distress - Kummer, Bedrängnis, Drangsal, Bekümmerung, Not

ruined - (ruin) Ruine Ruin ruinieren, auf die Knie zwingen, vernichte

and she had not been heard of since the departure of his lordship.

Aubrey's mind became almost broken under so many repeated horrors; he

was afraid that this lady had fallen a victim to the destroyer of

Ianthe. He became morose and silent; and his only occupation consisted

morose - verdrießlich, missmutig

occupation - Beschäftigung, Beruf, Besatzung; Besetzung; q

in urging the speed of the postilions, as if he were going to save the

urging - drängend; (urge) Drang drängen, mahnen, treiben, ansporne

postilions - (postilion) Postillion

life of some one he held dear. He arrived at Calais; a breeze, which

seemed obedient to his will, soon wafted him to the English shores;

obedient - gehorsam, folgsam

wafted - (waft) treiben, wehen, wallen, wabern

shores - (shore) Ufer, Stützbalken, Küste, Strebe

and he hastened to the mansion of his fathers, and there, for a

moment, appeared to lose, in the embraces and caresses of his sister,

embraces - (embrace) umarmen annehmen, Umarmung

caresses - (cares) (care for) sich akk um jemanden/etwas kümmern, mögen

all memory of the past. If she before, by her infantine caresses, had

infantine - kindlich

gained his affection, now that the woman began to appear, she was

still more attaching as a companion.

Miss Aubrey had not that winning grace which gains the gaze and

grace - Tischgebet Anmut, Grazie, Aufschub, Fristverlängerun

gains - (gain) Gewinn, Zunahme, Verstärkung;erwerben, gewinnen, erlangen

applause of the drawing-room assemblies. There was none of that light

applause - Applaus, Beifall

assemblies - (Assembly) Baugruppe Versammlung

brilliancy which only exists in the heated atmosphere of a crowded

brilliancy - Scharfsinn, Glanz, Genialität

apartment. Her blue eye was never lit up by the levity of the mind

levity - Lockerheit, Unbeschwertheit, Ungezwungenheit, Leichtfertigkeit

beneath. There was a melancholy charm about it which did not seem to

charm - Talisman;Charme, Zauberformel, Lieblichkeit;bezaubern

arise from misfortune, but from some feeling within, that appeared to

arise - sich erheben, aufstehen, entstehen, auftreten, erwachse

misfortune - Pech, Ungemach, Unglück, Unfall, Unheil

indicate a soul conscious of a brighter realm. Her step was not that

conscious - bei Bewusstsein, wach, aufmerksam

realm - Reich, Königreich

light footing, which strays where'er a butterfly or a colour may

strays - (stray) verirrt;Streuverlust;abirren, vagabundieren, streune

attract--it was sedate and pensive. When alone, her face was never

sedate - sedieren ruhig stellen

pensive - nachdenklich, gedankenvoll, gedankenverlore

brightened by the smile of joy; but when her brother breathed to her

brightened - (brighten) aufhellen schönen aufhellen

joy - Wonne (Freude, Vergnügen);Freude (über)

his affection, and would in her presence forget those griefs she knew

griefs - (grief) Kummer, Gram, Leid

destroyed his rest, who would have exchanged her smile for that of the

voluptuary? It seemed as if those eyes,--that face were then playing

voluptuary - lüstern

in the light of their own native sphere. She was yet only eighteen,

sphere - Kugel Sphäre, Bereich

and had not been presented to the world, it having been thought by her

guardians more fit that her presentation should be delayed until her

brother's return from the continent, when he might be her protector.

protector - Beschützer

It was now, therefore, resolved that the next drawing-room, which was

fast approaching, should be the epoch of her entry into the "busy

epoch - Epoche, Ära

scene." Aubrey would rather have remained in the mansion of his

fathers, and fed upon the melancholy which overpowered him. He could

overpowered - (overpower) überwältigen, übermannen

not feel interest about the frivolities of fashionable strangers, when

frivolities - (frivolity) Frivolität, Leichtfertigkeit

strangers - (stranger) Fremde, Fremdling, Unbekannte

his mind had been so torn by the events he had witnessed; but he

witnessed - (witness) Zeugnis Zeuge, Zeugin , bezeugen, erman: Zeuge sein

determined to sacrifice his own comfort to the protection of his

sacrifice - opfern Opfer

comfort - Behaglichkeit, Bequemlichkeit, Komfort, Trost, Tröstung

protection - Schutz

sister. They soon arrived in town, and prepared for the next day,

which had been announced as a drawing-room.

The crowd was excessive--a drawing-room had not been held for a long

excessive - übermäßig, exzessiv

time, and all who were anxious to bask in the smile of royalty,

anxious - ängstlich, besorgt

bask - genießen

royalty - Nutzungsgebühr Tantieme

hastened thither. Aubrey was there with his sister. While he was

thither - dorthin, dahin

standing in a corner by himself, heedless of all around him, engaged

heedless - unachtsam, achtlos, nicht beachtend, unaufmerksam

in the remembrance that the first time he had seen Lord Ruthven was in

remembrance - Erinnerung

that very place--he felt himself suddenly seized by the arm, and a

voice he recognized too well, sounded in his ear--"Remember your

oath." He had hardly courage to turn, fearful of seeing a spectre

courage - Courage, Herz, Mut, Tapferkeit

fearful - furchtbar furchtsam, ängstlich, verängstigt

that would blast him, when he perceived, at a little distance, the

blast - schlagen, vernichten, sprengen;mit Wucht schießen;Bö, Explosio

same figure which had attracted his notice on this spot upon his first

entry into society. He gazed till his limbs almost refusing to bear

limbs - (limb) Schenkel (geol. Falte), Glied

refusing - (refuse) Müll;abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

their weight, he was obliged to take the arm of a friend, and forcing

a passage through the crowd, he threw himself into his carriage, and

was driven home. He paced the room with hurried steps, and fixed his

hands upon his head, as if he were afraid his thoughts were bursting

from his brain. Lord Ruthven again before him--circumstances started

up in dreadful array--the dagger--his oath.--He roused himself, he

array - Bekleidung, Tracht, Arrangement; Feld; Übersicht, Anzahl, Fülle

could not believe it possible--the dead rise again!--He thought his

imagination had conjured up the image his mind was resting upon. It

conjured up - beschwörtest, beschwörte

resting upon - basierend

was impossible that it could be real--he determined, therefore, to

go again into society; for though he attempted to ask concerning Lord

Ruthven, the name hung upon his lips, and he could not succeed in

gaining information. He went a few nights after with his sister to the

assembly of a near relation. Leaving her under the protection of a

assembly - Baugruppe Versammlung

matron, he retired into a recess, and there gave himself up to his own

matron - Hausmutter, Matrone

recess - Vertiefung, Winkel, Aushöhlung,

devouring thoughts. Perceiving, at last, that many were leaving, he

devouring - (devour) verschlingen, fressen, herunterschlingen, zerstören

roused himself, and entering another room, found his sister surrounded

by several, apparently in earnest conversation; he attempted to pass

and get near her, when one, whom he requested to move, turned round,

and revealed to him those features he most abhorred. He sprang

revealed - (reveal) enthüllen offenbaren

abhorred - (abhor) verabscheuen

forward, seized his sister's arm, and, with hurried step, forced her

towards the street: at the door he found himself impeded by the crowd

impeded - (imped) vereitelt

of servants who were waiting for their lords; and while he was engaged

lords - (Lord) Gebieter Herr herrschen

in passing them, he again heard that voice whisper close to

whisper - Geflüster, Flüstern, Wispern

him--"Remember your oath!"--He did not dare to turn, but, hurrying his

dare - sich getrauen, wagen, jemanden herausfordern

sister, soon reached home.

Aubrey became almost distracted. If before his mind had been absorbed

distracted - (distract) ablenken

by one subject, how much more completely was it engrossed, now that

engrossed - (engross) beschlagnahmen, beanspruchen

the certainty of the monster's living again pressed upon his thoughts.

His sister's attentions were now unheeded, and it was in vain that she

unheeded - unbeachtet

intreated him to explain to her what had caused his abrupt conduct. He

intreated - (intreat) einlassen

abrupt - abrupt, jäh, schroff, steil

only uttered a few words, and those terrified her. The more he

uttered - (utter) äußerst

terrified - (terrify) erschrecken

thought, the more he was bewildered. His oath startled him;--was he

then to allow this monster to roam, bearing ruin upon his breath,

roam - wandern, umherziehen

amidst all he held dear, and not avert its progress? His very sister

avert - abwenden, verhindern

might have been touched by him. But even if he were to break his oath,

and disclose his suspicions, who would believe him? He thought of

disclose - enthüllen veröffentlichen, bekanntgeben, bekanntmachen

suspicions - (suspicion) Verdacht, Argwohn, Verdächtigung

employing his own hand to free the world from such a wretch; but

wretch - das Wesen

death, he remembered, had been already mocked. For days he remained in

this state; shut up in his room, he saw no one, and ate only when his

sister came, who, with eyes streaming with tears, besought him, for

streaming - strömend; (stream) Bach Strom Datenstrom strömen streamen

besought - (beseech) anflehen, ersuchen, bitten

her sake, to support nature. At last, no longer capable of bearing

stillness and solitude, he left his house, roamed from street to

roamed - (roam) wandern, umherziehen

street, anxious to fly that image which haunted him. His dress became

neglected, and he wandered, as often exposed to the noon-day sun as to

neglected - (neglect) vernachlässigen, verabsäumen, versäumen, missachten

wandered - (wander) umherstreifen, umherstreichen, herumziehen, stromern

noon - Mittag

the midnight damps. He was no longer to be recognized; at first he

damps - (damp) feucht Feuchtigkeit ersticken, dämpfen

returned with the evening to the house; but at last he laid him down

to rest wherever fatigue overtook him. His sister, anxious for his

wherever - wo auch immer, wo immer

overtook - (overtake) überholen aufholen

safety, employed people to follow him; but they were soon distanced by

him who fled from a pursuer swifter than any--from thought. His

pursuer - Verfolger, Verfolgerin

swifter - schneller; (swift) schnell Segler Garnwinde

conduct, however, suddenly changed. Struck with the idea that he left

by his absence the whole of his friends, with a fiend amongst them, of

absence - Abwesenheit, Absenz, Fehlen, Absence

whose presence they were unconscious, he determined to enter again

into society, and watch him closely, anxious to forewarn, in spite of

forewarn - vorwarnen

his oath, all whom Lord Ruthven approached with intimacy. But when he

intimacy - Intimität

entered into a room, his haggard and suspicious looks were so

suspicious - verdächtig misstrauisch, argwöhnisch

striking, his inward shudderings so visible, that his sister was at

striking - auffällig; (strike) streichen schlagen prägen streiken scheinen die Fahne streichen Strike Streik Schlag

shudderings - (shuddering) schaudernd

visible - sichtbar

last obliged to beg of him to abstain from seeking, for her sake, a

abstain - verzichten sich enthalten abhalten

seeking - (seek) suchen

society which affected him so strongly. When, however, remonstrance

remonstrance - Protest, Einspruch, Beschwerde

proved unavailing, the guardians thought proper to interpose, and,

unavailing - vergeblich, nutzlos, unbrauchbar, umsonst

interpose - zwischenschalten, dazwischenstellen

fearing that his mind was becoming alienated, they thought it high

alienated - (alienate) befremden, entfremden

time to resume again that trust which had been before imposed upon

resume - weiter;Lebenslauf;fortsetzen, wiedererlangen, wiederaufnehmen

trust - Vertrauen, Hoffnung, Trust, anschreiben

imposed - (impose) auferlegen, aufzwingen

them by Aubrey's parents.

Desirous of saving him from the injuries and sufferings he had daily

sufferings - (suffering) leidend Leiden

encountered in his wanderings, and of preventing him from exposing to

wanderings - (wandering) (wander) irren, wandern, umherschweifen

the general eye those marks of what they considered folly, they

folly - Torheit, Narrheit, Dummheit, Tollheit

engaged a physician to reside in the house, and take constant care of

reside - wohnen

him. He hardly appeared to notice it, so completely was his mind

absorbed by one terrible subject. His incoherence became at last so

incoherence - Zusammenhanglosigkeit

great, that he was confined to his chamber. There he would often lie

confined - (confine) beschränken Begrenzung

for days, incapable of being roused. He had become emaciated, his eyes

had attained a glassy lustre;--the only sign of affection and

lustre - Kronleuchter, Glanz, Glanzton

recollection remaining displayed itself upon the entry of his sister;

displayed - (display) Vorführung, Vorstellung, Display, Monitor, Bildschirm

then he would sometimes start, and, seizing her hands, with looks that

seizing - (to seize) erfassen, ergreifen, anpacken; (seize) ergreife

severely afflicted her, he would desire her not to touch him. "Oh, do

severely - streng

afflicted - (afflict) bekümmern

not touch him--if your love for me is aught, do not go near him!"

aught - etwas

When, however, she inquired to whom he referred, his only answer was,

inquired - (inquire) erkundigen

"True! true!" and again he sank into a state, whence not even she could

rouse him. This lasted many months: gradually, however, as the year

rouse - wachrufen, wecken

was passing, his incoherences became less frequent, and his mind threw

incoherences - (incoherence) Zusammenhanglosigkeit

frequent - häufig;aufsuchen

off a portion of its gloom, whilst his guardians observed, that

gloom - Düsternis, Dunkelheit, Trübnis, Schwermut, Melancholi

observed - (observe) beobachten beachten, halten, bemerken

several times in the day he would count upon his fingers a definite

number, and then smile.

The time had nearly elapsed, when, upon the last day of the year, one

elapsed - (elapse) vergehen, verrinnen

of his guardians entering his room, began to converse with his

converse - Umkehrung, umgekehrt, Gegenteil

physician upon the melancholy circumstance of Aubrey's being in so

awful a situation, when his sister was going next day to be married.

Instantly Aubrey's attention was attracted; he asked anxiously to

anxiously - besorgt, bang, unruhig

whom. Glad of this mark of returning intellect, of which they feared

intellect - Intellekt

he had been deprived, they mentioned the name of the Earl of Marsden.

Earl - Graf

Thinking this was a young Earl whom he had met with in society, Aubrey

seemed pleased, and astonished them still more by his expressing his

intention to be present at the nuptials, and desiring to see his

nuptials - (nuptial) hochzeitlich

sister. They answered not, but in a few minutes his sister was with

him. He was apparently again capable of being affected by the

influence of her lovely smile; for he pressed her to his breast, and

kissed her cheek, wet with tears, flowing at the thought of her

brother's being once more alive to the feelings of affection. He began

to speak with all his wonted warmth, and to congratulate her upon her

wonted - (wont) nicht

congratulate - gratulieren, beglückwünschen

marriage with a person so distinguished for rank and every

accomplishment; when he suddenly perceived a locket upon her breast;

accomplishment - Ausführung Fertigkeit, Errungenschaft, Fähigkeit, Leistung

locket - Medaillon

opening it, what was his surprise at beholding the features of the

beholding - (behold) betrachten, sehen, schauen, anschauen

monster who had so long influenced his life. He seized the portrait in

a paroxysm of rage, and trampled it under foot. Upon her asking him

paroxysm - Paroxysmus

trampled - (trample) trampeln, zertrampeln, herumtrampel

why he thus destroyed the resemblance of her future husband, he looked

resemblance - Ähnlichkeit

as if he did not understand her--then seizing her hands, and gazing

on her with a frantic expression of countenance, he bade her swear

countenance - Antlitz, Gesichtsausdruck, Miene, Unterstützung, Fassun

that she would never wed this monster, for he---- But he could not

wed - trauen, verheiraten, vermählen, zur Frau nehmen

advance--it seemed as if that voice again bade him remember his

oath--he turned suddenly round, thinking Lord Ruthven was near him

but saw no one. In the meantime the guardians and physician, who had

meantime - unterdessen

heard the whole, and thought this was but a return of his disorder,

disorder - Unordnung Unruhen Störung

entered, and forcing him from Miss Aubrey, desired her to leave him.

desired - (desire) begehren Begehren, Wunsch

He fell upon his knees to them, he implored, he begged of them to

implored - (implore) anflehen

delay but for one day. They, attributing this to the insanity they

attributing - (attribute) Eigenschaft, Merkmal, Attribut, Beifügun

insanity - Wahnsinn

imagined had taken possession of his mind, endeavoured to pacify him,

endeavoured - (endeavour) sich nach Kräften bemühen;Bestrebun

pacify - befrieden friedlich stimmen

and retired.

Lord Ruthven had called the morning after the drawing-room, and had

been refused with every one else. When he heard of Aubrey's ill

refused - (refuse) Müll;abweisen, verweigern, abschlagen, ablehnen

health, he readily understood himself to be the cause of it; but when

readily - bereitwillig

he learned that he was deemed insane, his exultation and pleasure

deemed - (deem) halten, erachten, ansehen

insane - wahnsinnig, verrückt, geisteskrank

could hardly be concealed from those among whom he had gained this

concealed - (conceal) verbergen, verheimlichen, verschleiern, verschweigen

information. He hastened to the house of his former companion, and, by

constant attendance, and the pretence of great affection for the

pretence - Vorwand

brother and interest in his fate, he gradually won the ear of Miss

Aubrey. Who could resist his power? His tongue had dangers and toils

resist - widerstehen, erwehren;gegen etw. bestehen

toils - (toil) Mühe schuften, sich plagen, sich quälen, roboten

to recount--could speak of himself as of an individual having no

recount - nachzählen, erzählen

sympathy with any being on the crowded earth, save with her to whom he

sympathy - Mitleid, Mitgefühl, Empathie, Einfühlungsvermögen, Sympathie

addressed himself;--could tell how, since he knew her, his existence,

had begun to seem worthy of preservation, if it were merely that he

worthy - würdig

preservation - Erhaltung

might listen to her soothing accents;--in fine, he knew so well how to

soothing - erleichternd, lindernd, beruhigend; (sooth) Wahrheit

accents - (accent) Dialekt, Akzent, Betonung;betonen, akzentuieren

use the serpent's art, or such was the will of fate, that he gained

serpent - Schlange, Serpent

her affections. The title of the elder branch falling at length to

affections - (affection) Zuneigung Rührung

him, he obtained an important embassy, which served as an excuse for

embassy - Botschaft

hastening the marriage, (in spite of her brother's deranged state,)

deranged - (derange) stören, verwirren

which was to take place the very day before his departure for the


Aubrey, when he was left by the physician and his guardians, attempted

to bribe the servants, but in vain. He asked for pen and paper; it was

bribe - Bestechungsgeld, Schmiergeld, bestechen, schmieren, kaufen

given him; he wrote a letter to his sister, conjuring her, as she

conjuring - zaubernd, beschwörend; (conjure) zaubern herbeirufen hervorrufe

valued her own happiness, her own honour, and the honour of those now

in the grave, who once held her in their arms as their hope and the

hope of their house, to delay but for a few hours that marriage, on

which he denounced the most heavy curses. The servants promised they

curses - (curs) (cur) Hundesohn, Köter

would deliver it; but giving it to the physician, he thought it better

not to harass any more the mind of Miss Aubrey by, what he considered,

harass - belästigen quälen, verfolgen

the ravings of a maniac. Night passed on without rest to the busy

ravings - (raving) (rave) wüten, toben, rasen

maniac - Irrer, Irre

inmates of the house; and Aubrey heard, with a horror that may more

inmates - (inmate) Insasse Bewohner

easily be conceived than described, the notes of busy preparation.

conceived - (conceive) konzipieren, erdenken, ersinnen, empfangen, verstehen

Morning came, and the sound of carriages broke upon his ear. Aubrey

carriages - (carriage) Kutsche Gang, Haltung, Wagen, Frachtgeld, Frach

grew almost frantic. The curiosity of the servants at last overcame

their vigilance, they gradually stole away, leaving him in the custody

vigilance - Wachsamkeit

stole away - (steal away) davonschleichen

custody - Sorgerecht, Obhut, Verwahrung, Aufbewahrung, Haf

of an helpless old woman. He seized the opportunity, with one bound

helpless - hilflos

was out of the room, and in a moment found himself in the apartment

where all were nearly assembled. Lord Ruthven was the first to

assembled - (assemble) zusammensetzen, versammeln, versammeln

perceive him: he immediately approached, and, taking his arm by

force, hurried him from the room, speechless with rage. When on the

speechless - sprachlos, fassungslos, stumm

staircase, Lord Ruthven whispered in his ear--"Remember your oath,

staircase - Treppe

whispered - (whisper) Geflüster, Flüstern, Wispern

and know, if not my bride to day, your sister is dishonoured. Women

dishonoured - (dishonour) Schande schänden

are frail!" So saying, he pushed him towards his attendants, who,

frail - zerbrechlich, schwächliche, gebrechlich

attendants - (attendant) Begleiter, Wächter, Aufpasser, Aufseher

roused by the old woman, had come in search of him. Aubrey could no

longer support himself; his rage not finding vent, had broken a

vent - entlüften

blood-vessel, and he was conveyed to bed. This was not mentioned to

his sister, who was not present when he entered, as the physician was

afraid of agitating her. The marriage was solemnized, and the bride

agitating - (agitate) aufwühlen, aufrühren, schütteln

solemnized - (solemnize) feiern, feierlich begehen

and bridegroom left London.

bridegroom - Bräutigam

Aubrey's weakness increased; the effusion of blood produced symptoms

weakness - Schwäche, Faible

effusion of blood - Bluterguss

of the near approach of death. He desired his sister's guardians might

approach - sich nähern, nahekommen, ähnlich sei

be called, and when the midnight hour had struck, he related

composedly what the reader has perused--he died immediately after.

composedly - Gelassenheit

The guardians hastened to protect Miss Aubrey; but when they arrived,

it was too late. Lord Ruthven had disappeared, and Aubrey's sister had

glutted the thirst of a VAMPYRE!

glutted - (glut) Schwemme, Überfluss, Überschuss, auffüllen, sättigen

thirst - Durst dürsten


"The world was all before him, where to choose his place of rest, and Providence his guide."

IN sailing through the Grecian Archipelago, on board one of his

sailing through - durchsegelnd

Archipelago - Archipel, Inselgruppe, Inselhaufen, Inselansammlung

Majesty's vessels, in the year 1812, we put into the harbour of

Majesty - Majestät

vessels - (vessel) Schiff, Boot, Wasserfahrzeug, Gefäß, Behälter

harbour - Hafen, Zufluchtsort

Mitylene, in the island of that name. The beauty of this place, and

the certain supply of cattle and vegetables always to be had there,

cattle - Kühe, Rinder, Rindvieh

induce many British vessels to visit it--both men of war and

induce - dazu bringen, anstacheln, bewirken, verursachen, hervorrufen

merchantmen; and though it lies rather out of the track for ships

merchantmen - (merchantman) Handelsschiff

bound to Smyrna, its bounties amply repay for the deviation of a

bounties - (bounty) Geschenk Belohnung, Kopfgeld, Prämie, Heuer

amply - reichlich

repay - zurückbezahlen

deviation - Abweichung, Abweichen, Übertretung, Verfehlung, Sünde

voyage. We landed; as usual, at the bottom of the bay, and whilst the

bay - Erker, Bucht, Gestell, Bellen

men were employed in watering, and the purser bargaining for cattle

purser - Purser, Purserin, Zahlmeister, Proviantmeister

bargaining - (bargain) Angebot Vereinbarung, Abmachung, Schnäppche

with the natives, the clergyman and myself took a ramble to the cave

clergyman - Pfarrer, Pastor, Kleriker, Geistlicher

ramble - Abschweifen umherziehen spazieren, bummeln, schlendern

cave - nachgeben, aufgeben;Höhle

called Homer's School, and other places, where we had been before. On

the brow of Mount Ida (a small monticule so named) we met with and

brow - Braue, Augenbraue

engaged a young Greek as our guide, who told us he had come from Scio

with an English lord, who left the island four days previous to our

arrival in his felucca. "He engaged me as a pilot," said the Greek,

"and would have taken me with him; but I did not choose to quit

Mitylene, where I am likely to get married. He was an odd, but a very

good man. The cottage over the hill, facing the river, belongs to him,

and he has left an old man in charge of it: he gave Dominick, the

wine-trader, six hundred zechines for it, (about L250 English

zechines - Zechinen

currency,) and has resided there about fourteen months, though not

constantly; for he sails in his felucca very often to the different

constantly - ständig regelmäßig konstant


This account excited our curiosity very much, and we lost no time in

hastening to the house where our countryman had resided. We were

hastening to - zueilend

countryman - Landsmann, Landsmännin, Landsfrau

kindly received by an old man, who conducted us over the mansion. It

conducted - (conduct) Leitung, Führung, leiten, führen, sich verhalte

consisted of four apartments on the ground-floor--an entrance hall, a

entrance hall - Empfangshalle , Eingangshalle

drawing-room, a sitting parlour, and a bed-room, with a spacious

parlour - Wohnzimmer, Stube;Sprechzimmer

spacious - geräumig weiträumig

closet annexed. They were all simply decorated: plain green-stained

closet - Schrank, Wandschrank, Kammer, Abstellkammer, Ankleide

annexed - (annex) annektieren, anfügen;Anhang

stained - (stain) Fleck Schandfleck beflecken beizen

walls, marble tables on either side, a large myrtle in the centre, and

marble - Marmor Murmel marmorieren

a small fountain beneath, which could be made to play through the

fountain - Springbrunnen Fontäne

branches by moving a spring fixed in the side of a small bronze Venus

bronze - Bronze bronzen

in a leaning posture; a large couch or sofa completed the furniture.

posture - Haltung

couch - Liege

sofa - Sofa, Couch

In the hall stood half a dozen English cane chairs, and an empty

dozen - Dutzend Dutzende (''of'': von)

cane - Rohr Rohrstock Blindenstock, weisser Langstock

book-case: there were no mirrors, nor a single painting. The

bedchamber had merely a large mattress spread on the floor, with two

bedchamber - Schlafgemach

mattress - Matratze

stuffed cotton quilts and a pillow--the common bed throughout Greece.

quilts - (quilt) Steppdecke only for decorative examples: Quilt

In the sitting-room we observed a marble recess, formerly, the old man

told us, filled with books and papers, which were then in a large

seaman's chest in the closet: it was open, but we did not think

seaman - Matrose

ourselves justified in examining the contents. On the tablet of the

justified - (justify) rechtfertigen ausrichten, justieren

contents - (content) (to be content with) sich mit etwas begnügen

recess lay Voltaire's, Shakspeare's, Boileau's, and Rousseau's works

complete; Volney's Ruins of Empires; Zimmerman, in the German

Empires - (Empire) Reich, Imperium, Kaiserreich, Kaisertum, Weltreich

language; Klopstock's Messiah; Kotzebue's novels; Schiller's play of

the Robbers; Milton's Paradise Lost, an Italian edition, printed at

edition - Ausgabe Auflage

Parma in 1810; several small pamphlets from the Greek press at

pamphlets - (pamphlet) Flugschrift

Constantinople, much torn, but no English book of any description.

Constantinople - Konstantinopel

Most of these books were filled with marginal notes, written with a

marginal - Randwert, am Rand befindlich

pencil, in Italian and Latin. The Messiah was literally scribbled all

literally - wörtlich, buchstäblich

scribbled - (scribble) kritzeln;Kritzelei

over, and marked with slips of paper, on which also were remarks.

slips - (slip) Versprecher;Rutschen (geradeaus);Lapsus, Setzling, Pann

remarks - (remark) bemerken;Anmerkung, Bemerkung

The old man said: "The lord had been reading these books the evening

before he sailed, and forgot to place them with the others; but,"

said he, "there they must lie until his return; for he is so

particular, that were I to move one thing without orders, he would

frown upon me for a week together; he is otherways very good. I once

frown - die Stirn runzeln

otherways - auf andere Weise

did him a service; and I have the produce of this farm for the trouble

of taking care of it, except twenty zechines which I pay to an aged

Armenian who resides in a small cottage in the wood, and whom the lord

Armenian - armenisch Armenier, Armenierin

resides - (resid) Rückstand

brought here from Adrianople; I don't know for what reason."

Adrianople - Adrianopel

The appearance of the house externally was pleasing. The portico in

externally - äußerlich

portico - Portikus

front was fifty paces long and fourteen broad, and the fluted marble

paces - (pace) Tempo, Stufe, Schritt

broad - breit, deutliche, großräumig

fluted - (flute) Flöte, Kannelierung

pillars with black plinths and fret-work cornices, (as it is now

pillars - (pillar) Pfeiler, Säule

plinths - (plinth) Sockel

fret - sich grämen, sich sorgen;Ärger;abnutzen (durch Reibung)

cornices - (cornice) Gesims, Sims, Kranzgesims, Kranz

customary in Grecian architecture,) were considerably higher than the

customary - üblich

considerably - wesentlich, beträchtlich, beachtlich

roof. The roof, surrounded by a light stone balustrade, was covered by

balustrade - Balustrade

a fine Turkey carpet, beneath an awning of strong coarse linen. Most

Turkey - Pute, Puter, Truthahn, Truthenne

awning - Markise Sonnenschutz ; (awn) Granne

coarse - grob, grobkörnig, derb, primitiv

linen - Leinen Heimtextilien

of the house-tops are thus furnished, as upon them the Greeks pass

furnished - (furnish) möblieren, einrichten, ausrüsten

their evenings in smoking, drinking light wines, such as "lachryma

christi," eating fruit, and enjoying the evening breeze.

On the left hand as we entered the house, a small streamlet glided

streamlet - Bächlein

glided - (glide) gleiten gleiten lassen

away, grapes, oranges and limes were clustering together on its

grapes - (grape) Traube, Weintraube, Weinbeere

limes - (lime) Limette, Kalk, Linde, Lindenholz

clustering - (cluster) Anhäufung, Büschel, Gruppe, Haufen

borders, and under the shade of two large myrtle bushes, a marble seat

shade - Schatten Vorhang Farbton schattieren

bushes - (Bush) Buchse, Strauch, Busch

with an ornamental wooden back was placed, on which we were told, the

ornamental - Zier-, dekorativ, Zierpflanze

lord passed many of his evenings and nights till twelve o'clock,

reading, writing, and talking to himself. "I suppose," said the old

man, "praying" for he was very devout, "and always attended our church

devout - tiefgläubig, andächtig, strenggläubig

twice a week, besides Sundays."

The view from this seat was what may be termed "a bird's-eye view."

bird's-eye view - Vogelperspektive

A line of rich vineyards led the eye to Mount Calcla, covered with

vineyards - (vineyard) Weinberg, Weingarten

olive and myrtle trees in bloom, and on the summit of which an ancient

olive - Olive, olivfarben, olivfarbig

Greek temple appeared in majestic decay. A small stream issuing from

temple - Tempel, Schläfe, Bethaus, Synagoge

majestic - majestätisch

decay - Verfall, Verwesung, Fäulnis, verfallen, verderben, faulen

the ruins descended in broken cascades, until it was lost in the woods

descended - (descend) absteigen, niedergehen, herunterkommen, herabsteigen

cascades - Wasserfälle, Kaskaden; (cascade) Wasserfall, Kaskad

near the mountain's base. The sea smooth as glass, and an horizon

unshadowed by a single cloud, terminates the view in front; and a

unshadowed - (unshadow) unschatten

terminates - (terminate) abbrechen, terminieren, entlassen

little on the left, through a vista of lofty chesnut and palm-trees,

vista - Aussicht

lofty - hoch,

palm - Palme, Schaufel (am Geweih)

several small islands were distinctly observed, studding the light

distinctly - deutlich

studding - besetzend; (stud) besetzend

blue wave with spots of emerald green. I seldom enjoyed a view more

emerald green - smaragdgrün

than I did this; but our enquiries were fruitless as to the name of

fruitless - fruchtlos, unfruchtbar, ergebnislos, resultatlos

the person who had resided in this romantic solitude: none knew his

name but Dominick, his banker, who had gone to Candia. "The Armenian,"

banker - Bankhalter, Bankier, Bankkaufmann

said our conductor, "could tell, but I am sure he will not,"--"And

conductor - Dirigent, Dirigentin, Schaffner, Leiter

cannot you tell, old friend?" said I--"If I can," said he, "I dare

not." We had not time to visit the Armenian, but on our return to the

town we learnt several particulars of the isolated lord. He had

isolated - (isolate) isolieren, absondern, abdichten

portioned eight young girls when he was last upon the island, and even

portioned - (portion) Teil

danced with them at the nuptial feast. He gave a cow to one man,

nuptial - hochzeitlich

feast - Fest, Festgelage;feiern

horses to others, and cotton and silk to the girls who live by weaving

silk - Seide

weaving - Webstück ; (weave) Webstück

these articles. He also bought a new boat for a fisherman who had lost

fisherman - Fischer, Fischerin, Angler, Anglerin, Fischereiboot

his own in a gale, and he often gave Greek Testaments to the poor

gale - Sturm

Testaments - (Testament) Testament, Letzter Wille

children. In short, he appeared to us, from all we collected, to have

been a very eccentric and benevolent character. One circumstance we

eccentric - exzentrisch, elliptisch, eiernd, außermittig, schrulli

benevolent - wohlwollend altruistisch

learnt, which our old friend at the cottage thought proper not to

disclose. He had a most beautiful daughter, with whom the lord was

often seen walking on the sea-shore, and he had bought her a

sea shore - (sea-shore) Seeküste

piano-forte, and taught her himself the use of it.

forte - Stärke

Such was the information with which we departed from the peaceful isle

isle - Eiland

of Mitylene; our imaginations all on the rack, guessing who this

imaginations - (imagination) Vorstellungskraft, Imagination, Einbildungskraf

rack - Folterbank, Zahnstange, Gestell

rambler in Greece could be. He had money it was evident: he had

rambler - Wanderer, Wanderfreund

evident - offenkundig

philanthropy of disposition, and all those eccentricities which mark

philanthropy - Philantropie, Menschenliebe, Nächstenliebe

disposition - Neigung, Gesinnung, Hang, Veranlagung, Einteilung

eccentricities - (eccentricity) exzentrisches Verhalten Exzentrizität

peculiar genius. Arrived at Palermo, all our doubts were dispelled.

dispelled - (dispel) zerstreuen

Falling in company with Mr. FOSTER, the architect, a pupil of WYATT'S,

FOSTER - aufziehen, pflegen

pupil - Schulkind, Pupille, Schüler

who had been travelling in Egypt and Greece, "The individual," said

he, "about whom you are so anxious, is Lord Byron; I met him in my

travels on the island of Tenedos, and I also visited him at Mitylene."

travels on - befährt

We had never then heard of his lordship's fame, as we had been some

fame - Ruhm, Berühmtheit, Bekanntheit

years from home; but "Childe Harolde" being put into our hands we

recognized the recluse of Calcla in every page. Deeply did we regret

recluse - Einsiedler

Deeply - tief zutiefst

regret - bedauern, bereuen, leidtun, Reue, Bedauern

not having been more curious in our researches at the cottage, but we

more curious - neugierigere

consoled ourselves with the idea of returning to Mitylene on some

consoled - (consol) Konsole

future day; but to me that day will never return. I make this

statement, believing it not quite uninteresting, and in justice to his

uninteresting - (uninterest) Desinteresse

justice - Gerechtigkeit, Genugtuung, Justiz

lordship's good name, which has been grossly slandered. He has been

grossly - gröblich, dick

slandered - (slander) (mündliche) Verleumdung, Lästerun

described as of an unfeeling disposition, averse to associating with

unfeeling - gefühllos, herzlos

averse - abgeneigt

associating with - (associate with) verkehren mit

human nature, or contributing in any way to sooth its sorrows, or add

contributing - (contribute) beisteuern, beitragen

sooth - Wahrheit

sorrows - (sorrow) Kummer, Traurigkeit, Trauer, Sorge

to its pleasures. The fact is directly the reverse, as may be plainly

plainly - klar

gathered from these little anecdotes. All the finer feelings of the

heart, so elegantly depicted in his lordship's poems, seem to have

elegantly - elegant

their seat in his bosom. Tenderness, sympathy, and charity appear to

Tenderness - Zärtlichkeit

guide all his actions: and his courting the repose of solitude is an

additional reason for marking him as a being on whose heart Religion

additional - zusätzlich

hath set her seal, and over whose head Benevolence hath thrown her

seal - versiegeln;Siegel , Stempel , Seehund , Robbe ;sich etw. sichern;Plombe

Benevolence - Gutmütigkeit

mantle. No man can read the preceding pleasing "traits" without

preceding - (precede) vorangehen, vorausgehen

feeling proud of him as a countryman. With respect to his loves or

pleasures, I do not assume a right to give an opinion. Reports are

ever to be received with caution, particularly when directed against

man's moral integrity; and he who dares justify himself before that

moral - moralisch, sittlich, Moral

integrity - Integrität

dares - (dare) sich getrauen, wagen, jemanden herausfordern

justify - rechtfertigen ausrichten, justieren

awful tribunal where all must appear, alone may censure the errors of

tribunal - Tribunal, Gerichtshof, Gericht

censure - Tadel, Zurechtweisung, Kritik, Ermahnung

a fellow-mortal. Lord Byron's character is worthy of his genius. To do

fellow - Stipendiat, Typ, Kerl, Bursche;Gefährte, Kerl

mortal - sterblich tödlich Sterblicher, Sterbliche

good in secret, and shun the world's applause, is the surest testimony

testimony - Zeugnis, Zeugenaussage, Testimonium

of a virtuous heart and self-approving conscience.

self - Selbst

approving - (approve) billigen, genehmigen, zusagen

conscience - Gewissen


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