The Austrians retired to Dresden for winter quarters. Frederick was left in the field which he had won. Gradually he withdrew to his old camping-ground at Freiberg, where his troops had been cantoned the previous winter. On the 10th of November, 1760, he wrote from Meissen to the Marquis D鈥橝rgens at Berlin: I heard a Maid in an angry Spleen, 鈥淭he king was fond of children; he liked to have his grand-nephews about him. One day, while the king sat at work in his cabinet, the younger of the two, a boy of eight or nine, was playing ball about the room, and knocked it once and again into the king鈥檚 writing operation, who twice or oftener flung it back to him, but next time put it in his pocket, and went on. 鈥楶lease your majesty, give it me back,鈥?begged the boy, and again begged: majesty took no notice; continued writing. Till at length came, in the tone of indignation, 鈥榃ill your majesty give me my ball, then?鈥?The king looked up; found the little Hohenzollern planted firm, hands on haunches, and wearing quite a peremptory562 air. 鈥楾hou art a brave little fellow. They won鈥檛 get Silesia out of thee?鈥?cried he, laughing, and flinging him his ball.鈥?94  鈥業t is very kind of you to ask what kind of things would be most useful here. For sale, pretty little articles of dress for English children, from one day old to five years, are most readily disposed of. We are afraid of woollen articles, as they are so difficult to keep. White ants are a real puzzle at Batala.... Happily cotton or silk they attack much less. Gentlemen鈥檚 neckties, of a fashionable shape, would be likely to sell well. Station-people in India think at least as much about fashion as Londoners do. A few pretty cosies and toilet or tea-table covers would be nice, and some elegant dolls. These would suit for sales. For presents in schools鈥攃heap dolls, gay and rather gaudy; bags, with cotton and tape; kurtas, common gay print, that will wash. I dare say that Miss Cockle could supply a pattern. The kurtas need to be made of Oriental shape, or they would not be worn by the school-children.鈥? 黄色电影免费片日本大片 - 视频 - 在线观看 - 影视资讯 - 品善网 All that was charming struck my Eye and Ear; The king was scrupulously clean, washing five times a day. He would allow no drapery, no stuffed furniture, no carpets in27 his apartments. They caught dust. He sat upon a plain wooden chair. He ate roughly, like a farmer, of roast beef, despising all delicacies. His almost invariable dress was a close military blue coat, with red cuffs and collar, buff waistcoat and breeches, and white linen gaiters to the knee. A sword was belted around his loins, and, as we have said, a stout rattan or bamboo cane ever in his hand. A well-worn, battered, triangular hat covered his head. He walked rapidly through the streets which surrounded his palaces at Potsdam and Berlin. If he met any one who attracted his attention, male or female, he would abruptly, menacingly inquire, 鈥淲ho are you?鈥?A street-lounger he has been known to hit over the head with his cane, exclaiming, 鈥淗ome, you rascal, and go to work.鈥?If any one prevaricated or hesitated, he would sternly demand, 鈥淟ook me in the face.鈥?If there were still hesitancy, or the king were dissatisfied with the answers, the one interrogated was lucky if he escaped without a caning.3 鈥極 my dearest Rowland,鈥擲o you take to lecturing your ancient Auntie, because she has come down to the Plains, where even an old woman is needed, instead of being a weak, languishing, fine lady up at Simla, where she was not needed one bit. Why, I am ever so much more frisky here, more cheerful and well, as well as more useful. Barring a few infirmities of age, I am in as good health, I think, as I ever was in England. I paid a good visit to-day to a village about four miles off, and am none the worse. Why, Rowland, I am actually the only Missionary, man or woman, now in Batala; and I have not dear Babu Singha, for he is at Chamba. Who would there be to escort our little train of bibis and bachelors to Chapel every afternoon, if an old dame were not here? I feel like a hen with chickens; and Herbert said that we look like a school. We are sometimes the better part of the congregation; for we have little girls home from school, and expect more here, and two little boys also from Narowal. Batala without a Miss T. would be like a teapot without a top. 鈥楾hen a Bible picture-book is opened; perhaps the story of the Fall read. Muhammadans believe a great deal of the Old Testament; one can talk to them of 鈥淔ather Adam,鈥?and 鈥淢other Eve,鈥?without shocking them in the least. I cannot talk much,鈥攙ery little indeed,鈥攂ut I can say such things as I have written above, and tell the dear women that I am happy, that I do not fear death at all, because I believe that the Lord bore the punishment of my sins on the Cross.