Cease, prithee, Muse, thus to infest TO MRS. E鈥斺€? 鈥淓ven my giving myself airs,鈥?he replied soberly, 鈥渄enotes a change. But it鈥檚 deeper than that鈥攊t鈥檚 difficult to explain. I feel I have a grip on myself I hadn鈥檛 before,鈥攁nd also an intensity of delight in things I never had before. The first half hour or so of our rides in the early dewy mornings, our rough d茅jeuners outside the little caf茅s, the long, drowsy afternoons under the trees, watching the lazy life of the road鈥攖he wine wagons and the bullock carts and the sunburnt men and women鈥攁nd the brown, dusty children with their goats鈥攁nd the quiet evenings under the stars when we have either sat alone saying nothing or else talked to the patron of the auberge and listened to his simple philosophy of life. And then to sleep drunk with air and sunshine between the clean coarse sheets鈥攖o sleep like a dog until the scurry of the house wakes you at dawn鈥擨 don鈥檛 know,鈥?he fetched up lamely. 鈥淚t has been a thrill, morning, noon and night鈥攁nd my life before this was remarkably devoid of thrills. Of course,鈥?he added after a slight pause, 鈥測ou have had a good deal to do with it.鈥? 分分快3走势图怎么看 TO MRS. E鈥斺€? Think on these Things, my Bright, my Fair, my Dear Charmer: And think what Injustice you do me, every Moment you deprive me of your Person. And, believe it, you are but a Murderer, as long as you seclude yourself from me, who cannot live without you: Therefore, bethink yourself of the Injury you do me; and repair all, by the Surrender of your Person to me, who have the True and Real, though not the common Legal Right to alledge. Altho' 'tis said, they're Harbingers o'th' Spring. Fear frights from Hell, and Love exalts to Heav'n; On reaching the hotel Bearie introduced to his sister an awkward, bashful youth named Thomas Brigham, who had come down with them on the raft. This my Invitation they all accepted, plain and innocent as it was, like those Cates, wherewith they were treated; for we search'd not Air, Earth, and Water to gratify our Palates with Dainties, nor ravag'd Spain, France, and the Indies, for Diversity of Liquors: Our own Product, in a cleanly wholsome manner, contented our Appetites; such as serv'd the Conveniency of Life, not superfluous Luxury. Our Correspondence was of the same Piece, vertuous and innocent: No Flear or Grimace tending to Lewdness, or cunning Artifice, out of the Way of Rural Simplicity: But pure and candid, such as might be amongst the Celestial Inhabitants. In this manner it was, that these vertuous Youths relieved my Solitude, and, in some Degree, dissipated that Melancholy wherewith I was oppress'd: And in their Absence (as I said before) visited me with Letters, and little Presents of the newest Pieces of Diversion that came to their Hands. And some of them having complimented me with an Epistle, I wrote the following Answer. 鈥淵ou are insulting,鈥?she cried, her cheeks aflame. Robert Tucker鈥檚 remarkable powers, and his successes at Haileybury, have been earlier spoken about. Naturally of a serious and stern disposition, though not without lighter traits, he had been a good deal saddened by troubles, which no doubt resulted in the more complete dedication of himself and all that he possessed to the Service of his Divine Master. A short sketch of his life, written by his sister Charlotte, and published by the S.P.C.K., tells of his work at Futteypore, where for many years he was Judge. The maid retired, leaving them in a small lobby beyond which was a hall lit by cunningly subdued lights, and containing (to F茅lise鈥檚 unsophisticated vision) a museum of costly and beautiful objects. Strange skins of beasts lay on the polished floor, old Spanish chests in glowing crimson girt with steel, queer chairs with straight, tall backs, such as she had seen in the sacristies of old churches in the Dordogne, and richly carved tables were ranged against the walls, and above them hung paintings of old masters, such as she was wont to call 鈥渉oly pictures,鈥?in gilt frames. From the soft mystery of a corner gleamed a marble copy of the Venus de鈥?Medici, which, from F茅lise鈥檚 point of view, was not holy at all. Yet the sense of beauty and comfort pervading the place, appealed to her senses. She stood on the threshold looking round wonderingly, when a door opened, and, in a sudden shaft of light, appeared a tall, slim figure which advanced with outstretched hand. F茅lise shrank behind her father. Unsuccessful he strolled through the dining-room and vestibule and at the hotel entrance came upon the ramshackle hotel omnibus and the grey, raw-boned omnibus horse standing unattended and forlorn. To pass the time the latter shivered occasionally in order to jingle the bells on his collar and scatter the magenta fly-whisk hung between his eyes. Martin went up and patted his soft muzzle and put to him the riddle. But the old horse, who naturally thought that these overtures heralded a supply of bodily sustenance, and, in good faith, had essayed an expectant nibble, at last jerked his head indignantly and refused to concern himself with such insane speculation. Martin was struck by the indifferent attitude of hills and horses towards the queer vagaries of the human female. TO MRS. E鈥斺€? 鈥淚 couldn鈥檛 help it,鈥?said he, coming forward. 鈥淲hen you turn the Petit Cornichon into the stage of the Od茅on, what can I do but give you the reply? I came here to find our good friend Widdrington.鈥?