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日本红怡院一本道

时间: 2019年12月12日 00:08

In the summer of 1738 the infirm old king undertook a journey to Holland, on a visit of diplomacy to the Prince of Orange. The Crown Prince accompanied him. It does not, however, appear that they had much intercourse with each other on the journey. They spent several days at the beautiful palace of176 Loo, in Geldern, occupied by the Prince of Orange and his English bride, a niece to his Prussian majesty. The palace was imposing in its architectural structure, containing many gorgeous saloons, and surrounded with beautiful gardens. In a letter which Frederick wrote from Loo to Voltaire, dated August 6th, we find the following sentiments: � � The Vicar of Bullhampton was written chiefly with the object of exciting not only pity but sympathy for fallen woman, and of raising a feeling of forgiveness for such in the minds of other women. I could not venture to make this female the heroine of my story. To have made her a heroine at all would have been directly opposed to my purpose. It was necessary therefore that she should be a second-rate personage in the tale 鈥?but it was with reference to her life that the tale was written, and the hero and the heroine with their belongings are all subordinate. To this novel I affixed a preface 鈥?in doing which I was acting in defiance of my old-established principle. I do not know that any one read it; but as I wish to have it read, I will insert it here again:鈥? 鈥淎h! here you are. I am glad to see you.鈥?Then, taking a light, he carefully examined her from head to foot. After a moment鈥檚 silence, he added, 鈥淗ow changed you are! I am sorry for you, on my word. You have not bread to eat, and but for me you might go a-begging. I am a poor man myself; not able to give you much; will do what I can. I will give you now and then twenty or thirty shillings, as my affairs permit. It will always be something to assuage your want. And you, madam,鈥?turning to the queen, 鈥渨ill sometimes give her an old dress, for the poor child hasn鈥檛 a shift to her back.鈥? But why wish to hasten matters, dear? They are very happy as it is鈥攁nd a year is not a long engagement. 日本红怡院一本道 � CHAPTER XXXIV. THE PARTITION OF POLAND. He went back to his library when his wife left him, where an intangible something of Norah鈥檚 presence lingered. There was the chair she had{150} sat in, there was her note to him about her brother on the table, and the blotting paper on which she had blotted the entries she had made on the catalogue cards. He took up the top sheet and held it to the light, so as to be able to read the titles of the books. There were the authors鈥?names in big firm capitals, the book-titles in smaller writing but legible. She had done a lot to-night, for he remembered having put clean blotting paper for her, and the sheet was covered with impressions. Here she had been sitting at work, while he talked and listened to those people in the drawing-room who meant nothing to him.... 鈥楾hat is all right,鈥?he said. That which came afterwards had seemed one long and lurid dream鈥攁 dream of fair weather and foul; of peril and despair; of passionate, all-conquering love.