鈥楤ut stern as she was by nature, her intense love鈥攖he love of a strong nature鈥攎ade her gentle to the weaknesses of others. She could not sympathise often with the weak, but she could pity and love. Long years of home-discipline gave humility, self-control, and gentleness.鈥? FROM MRS. ELMSLIE TO MRS. HAMILTON. This was deplorable. The only way out of it that Ernest could see was that he should get married at once. But then he did not know anyone whom he wanted to marry. He did not know any woman, in fact, whom he would not rather die than marry. It had been one of Theobald鈥檚 and Christina鈥檚 main objects to keep him out of the way of women, and they had so far succeeded that women had become to him mysterious, inscrutable objects to be tolerated when it was impossible to avoid them, but never to be sought out or encouraged. As for any man loving, or even being at all fond of any woman, he supposed it was so, but he believed the greater number of those who professed such sentiments were liars. Now, however, it was clear that he had hoped against hope too long, and that the only thing to do was to go and ask the first woman who would listen to him to come and be married to him as soon as possible. 132彩票安卓官网 FROM MRS. ELMSLIE TO MRS. HAMILTON. 鈥淚f you鈥檒l come with me.鈥? But she was not be moved鈥攅ven by Martin who, having smoked the pipe of discreet silence during the discussion, begged her to postpone her departure. "Tell me all," she whispered. "Withhold nothing." 鈥業 wish my sweet Leila to receive a few lines on her birthday.... Tempus fugit, indeed. When you open this you will be thirteen years old. It seems to me as if each year now were growing more and more important; the stream is widening; the mind is opening; and ... may the heart be opening too to that Love which is beyond all earthly love. 鈥楧earest Mrs. Hamilton,鈥擨 often want to have a chat with you,鈥攕o often! But now how impossible it is to go to the bright, home-like drawing-room at Leinster Square to have it! I must therefore just be content with pen and ink. 鈥淎nd you do not find this letter,鈥?said I, 鈥渁ffects the conclusion which you have just told me you have come to concerning your present plans?鈥? When Time with Beauty lasting Wars ingage. FROM MRS. ELMSLIE TO MRS. HAMILTON. Good for its Owner, or the publick Use.