10 Since this was written I have made arrangements for doing as I have wished, and the first volume of the series will now very shortly be published. Martin went over to the little lavabo against the wall beside which hung the usual damp towel. 北京赛车冠军公式规律软件 10 Since this was written I have made arrangements for doing as I have wished, and the first volume of the series will now very shortly be published. I at once went to work, and in three months from that day the little book had been written. I began by reading through the Commentaries twice, which I did without any assistance either by translation or English notes. Latin was not so familiar to me then as it has since become 鈥?for from that date I have almost daily spent an hour with some Latin author, and on many days many hours. After the reading what my author had left behind him, I fell into the reading of what others had written about him, in Latin, in English, and even in French 鈥?for I went through much of that most futile book by the late Emperor of the French. I do not know that for a short period I ever worked harder. The amount I had to write was nothing. Three weeks would have done it easily. But I was most anxious, in this soaring out of my own peculiar line, not to disgrace myself. I do not think that I did disgrace myself. Perhaps I was anxious for something more. If so, I was disappointed. Ernest had not reckoned on this, and was rather surprised on being told a few minutes before nine that he was to go into the receiving room before he left the prison, as there were visitors waiting to see him. His heart fell, for he guessed who they were, but he screwed up his courage and hastened to the receiving room. There, sure enough, standing at the end of the table nearest the door were the two people whom he regarded as the most dangerous enemies he had in all the world 鈥?his father and mother. that you and I hold, but that's your own fault. You are welcome 鈥淚 found Monsieur Martin outside,鈥?she said, 鈥渁nd I commandeered him as an escort round the neighbourhood. He couldn鈥檛 refuse. I hope I haven鈥檛 done wrong.鈥? 鈥淵es,鈥?said Corinna. 鈥淟et us hear. What ordonnance de bonheur have you for Martin?鈥? The language in which the novelist is to put forth his story, the colours with which he is to paint his picture, must of course be to him matter of much consideration. Let him have all other possible gifts 鈥?imagination, observation, erudition, and industry 鈥?they will avail him nothing for his purpose, unless he can put forth his work in pleasant words. If he be confused, tedious, harsh, or unharmonious, readers will certainly reject him. The reading of a volume of history or on science may represent itself as a duty; and though the duty may by a bad style be made very disagreeable, the conscientious reader will perhaps perform it. But the novelist will be assisted by no such feeling. Any reader may reject his work without the burden of a sin. It is the first necessity of his position that he make himself pleasant. To do this, much more is necessary than to write correctly. He may indeed be pleasant without being correct 鈥?as I think can be proved by the works of more than one distinguished novelist. But he must be intelligible 鈥?intelligible without trouble; and he must be harmonious. Judy 鈥淵ou know there is no one, dear, dear Ernest, who loves you so much as your papa and I do; no one who watches so carefully over your interests or who is so anxious to enter into all your little joys and troubles as we are; but, my dearest boy, it grieves me to think sometimes that you have not that perfect love for and confidence in us which you ought to have. You know, my darling, that it would be as much our pleasure as our duty to watch over the development of your moral and spiritual nature, but alas! you will not let us see your moral and spiritual nature. At times we are almost inclined to doubt whether you have a moral and spiritual nature at all. Of your inner life, my dear, we know nothing beyond such scraps as we can glean in spite of you, from little things which escape you almost before you know that you have said them.鈥? 10 Since this was written I have made arrangements for doing as I have wished, and the first volume of the series will now very shortly be published.