Then there arose a trivial small Dispute, 鈥楬e said they might all do what they liked, out of their work hours, but he couldn鈥檛 have them encroached on. I was tempted to give him a good rap with my shepherd鈥檚 crook, but there was a lady present. So I appealed to her for her assistance in persuading him.鈥? I do not think that I ever toadied any one, or that I have acquired the character of a tuft-hunter. But here I do not scruple to say that I prefer the society of distinguished people, and that even the distinction of wealth confers many advantages. The best education is to be had at a price as well as the best broadcloth. The son of a peer is more likely to rub his shoulders against well-informed men than the son of a tradesman. The graces come easier to the wife of him who has had great-grandfathers than they do to her whose husband has been less 鈥?or more fortunate, as he may think it. The discerning man will recognise the information and the graces when they are achieved without such assistance, and will honour the owners of them the more because of the difficulties they have overcome 鈥?but the fact remains that the society of the well-born and of the wealthy will as a rule be worth seeking. I say this now, because these are the rules by which I have lived, and these are the causes which have instigated me to work. A touching little episode about this time is related in letters from both A. L. O. E. and Mrs. Baring. The latter had been much grieved by quarrelling in one of the Muhammadan schools; and she told her Pandit or teacher about it. He was a Sikh, who knew much of Christianity, though not yet a Convert. The kind words which came in answer were certainly not what might have been expected from a heathen. 鈥楤ut do not be sad in heart,鈥?urged the Pandit. Satan is strong, but God is stronger. He will hear your prayers.鈥?The speaker could surely have been heathen only in name. With the coming of autumn, accounts of Mrs. Hamilton鈥檚 state grew steadily worse. In the middle of October Miss Tucker went for a few days to Rawal Pindi; and the last letter which she received there, before starting on her return journey, prepared her for the coming blow. Arriving at Batala station in the early morning, her first question was鈥? 亚洲欧美日韩中文在线视频_亚洲欧美日韩中文_亚洲欧美日韩系列 鈥業 envy you your munificence,鈥?said Lord Inverbroom. 鈥業 went out of the drawing-room window before sunrise to-day, to gather flowers to make into wreaths. The gardener had not opened the greenhouse; but I found much more than I should have expected in the beginning of December,鈥攅ven rosebuds. The ferns look lovely still. A few days ago I made a wreath of myrtle. I thought it like an emblem of my own sweet sister; sweetest when bruised; with an unfading leaf; and a white, simple-looking, yet lovely blossom. 鈥楳arch 28.鈥擨 had rather an interesting visit to-day, which you may like to hear about.