fire, talking of everything and nothing, petting Summer

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CAPTAIN FITZCHROME. But I must say, though I know you had always a turn for sketching characters, you surprise me by your observation, and especially by your attention to opinions.

fire, talking of everything and nothing, petting Summer

LADY CLARINDA. Well, I will tell you a secret: I am writing a novel.

fire, talking of everything and nothing, petting Summer

LADY CLARINDA. Yes, a novel. And I shall get a little finery by it: trinkets and fal-lals, which I cannot get from papa. You must know I have been reading several fashionable novels, the fashionable this, and the fashionable that; and I thought to myself, why I can do better than any of these myself. So I wrote a chapter or two, and sent them as a specimen to Mr. Puffall, the book-seller, telling him they were to be a part of the fashionable something or other, and he offered me, I will not say how much, to finish it in three volumes, and let him pay all the newspapers for recommending it as the work of a lady of quality, who had made very free with the characters of her acquaintance.

fire, talking of everything and nothing, petting Summer

CAPTAIN FITZCHROME. Surely you have not done so?

LADY CLARINDA. Oh, no! I leave that to Mr. Eavesdrop. But Mr. Puffall made it a condition that I should let him say so.

CAPTAIN FITZCHROME. A strange recommendation.

LADY CLARINDA. Oh, nothing else will do. And it seems you may give yourself any character you like, and the newspapers will print it as if it came from themselves. I have commended you to three of our friends here as an economist, a transcendentalist, and a classical scholar; and if you wish to be renowned through the world for these, or any other accomplishments, the newspapers will confirm you in their possession for half-a-guinea a piece.

CAPTAIN FITZCHROME. Truly, the praise of such gentry must be a feather in any one's cap.


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freedom from doubt and questioning. Baynes had urged her

to act as critic.... I cannot consent to walk in chains

who I think once studied in our Mission-School, Y., was

she philosophically adds. ‘To make a bull, I had a little

stars and waiting. He had lain thus and there many nights

to me more recently. Armed with these and a bit of tape,

not expatiate. It would look as if I thought much of the

‘The visit of the two Bishops,[96] Mr. Clark, and the

At certain seasons they catch also, in “corrales,”

must have a pankah in the hot weather even at midnight,

went faster than the bullocks, I passed the red cage, and

I find that in the nine, or rather eight months, of Mera

designs to a successful conclusion. One party he moved

Tucker wrote, ‘for nearly two and a half years trying

dissatisfied with myself,—my work seemed all sowing,

so much joy. The Native Christians have had a loving address

in water. He just managed to get in under the sluice gate

which contains beautifully coloured pictures of the human

an expense of her own time and strength. However, I am

the front. Francis says that it would be much too expensive

mud-banks as the tide falls. They occasionally possess

Early in the next year another letter went to Mrs. Hamilton

this afternoon, to look at a lovely little mosque. I had

one only feared her being over tired, but I think she is

indigo came next in value; then capsicum, old clothes,

‘As I was returning in my little duli, I saw a bullock-cart

direction, we find him advancing in another. Over the Hindus

to die,—the death-smile seems exclusively Christian!—I

very slowly northward along the trail that connects with

To put aside the possibility of[340] her being eloquent,—a

do to the commands of one whom both acknowledge as a Prophet....

I thought her a pretty creature. I wonder what she thought

in an iron sluice gate. The Eurasian had passed it, but

Bible-woman for the next cold weather.) ‘It was such

cumbering our hall. Perhaps the Bishops wondered what all

the Missionary’s worst perplexity, I think that I would

without actually submerging his head, and to regain the

pain which troubled her being ‘simply from the nerves,’

tendency gave place gradually to strong disapproval, as

graced the head of a rajah, and had as much gold on his

mud-banks as the tide falls. They occasionally possess

‘I thought that my birthday would pass over very quietly

dissolved by Baptism. This is dead against St. Paul’s

her own dear self. She had certainly overdone before we

him sped the yellow figure, and right to the end. The seemingly

thought there must be about one thousand boys, for we had

might indulge in two minarets, and ornament our church

‘“But it is not a Muhammadan’s heart,” said I.

reason we have seen so many parrots lately; the cheucau

the Church. The first carriage, which held the Aitchesons,

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