鈥淚 am sure you will take part in this happiness, and that you will not doubt the tenderness with which I am, dearest sister, yours wholly, 鈥淥ur anger the said Baron P?llnitz never kindled but once.74326 But as the loveliest countries have their barren spots, the most beautiful forms their imperfections, pictures by the greatest masters their faults, we are willing to cover with the veil of oblivion those of the said baron. We do hereby grant him, with regret, the leave of absence he requires, and abolish his office altogether, that it may be blotted from the memory of man, not judging that any one, after the said baron, can be worthy to fill it. 鈥淎s to that, Mademoiselle,鈥?said he, 鈥淚 give you my absolute assurance.鈥?He turned to the commercial travellers. 鈥淢essieurs, I ask your pardon. You will not have to wait any longer. Viens, F茅lise.鈥? 鈥淚f the Austrians do not attack us here they deserve to be hanged.鈥? 五月丁香综合缴情六月/五月丁香六月综合缴情/丁香五月中文缴情 鈥淚sn鈥檛 that what woman鈥檚 domestic life comes to? She must fill her husband鈥檚 stomach properly or he鈥檒l beat her or run off with somebody else, and she must fill her babies鈥?stomachs properly or they鈥檒l get cramps and convulsions and bilious attacks and die. It was a beautiful dream. But the reality would drive me stick, stark, staring mad.鈥? Ernest had several Johnian friends, and came thus to hear about the Simeonites and to see some of them, who were pointed out to him as they passed through the courts. They had a repellent attraction for him; he disliked them, but he could not bring himself to leave them alone. On one occasion he had gone so far as to parody one of the tracts they had sent round in the night, and to get a copy dropped into each of the leading Simeonites鈥?boxes. The subject he had taken was 鈥淧ersonal Cleanliness.鈥?Cleanliness, he said, was next to godliness; he wished to know on which side it was to stand, and concluded by exhorting Simeonites to a freer use of the tub. I cannot commend my hero鈥檚 humour in this matter; his tract was not brilliant, but I mention the fact as showing that at this time he was something of a Saul and took pleasure in persecuting the elect, not, as I have said, that he had any hankering after scepticism, but because, like the farmers in his father鈥檚 village, though he would not stand seeing the Christian religion made light of, he was not going to see it taken seriously. Ernest鈥檚 friends thought his dislike for Simeonites was due to his being the son of a clergyman who, it was known, bullied him; it is more likely, however, that it rose from an unconscious sympathy with them, which, as in St. Paul鈥檚 case, in the end drew him into the ranks of those whom be had most despised and hated.