???Thus vexed in her Mind, 鈥楾he great day, of course, colonel; the day of Goojerat.鈥? Robert Bell has now been dead nearly ten years. As I look back over the interval and remember how intimate we were, it seems odd to me that we should have known each other for no more than six years. He was a man who had lived by his pen from his very youth; and was so far successful that I do not think that want ever came near him. But he never made that mark which his industry and talents would have seemed to ensure. He was a man well known to literary men, but not known to readers. As a journalist he was useful and conscientious, but his plays and novels never made themselves popular. He wrote a life of Canning, and he brought out an annotated edition of the British poets; but he achieved no great success. I have known no man better read in English literature. Hence his conversation had a peculiar charm, but he was not equally happy with his pen. He will long be remembered at the Literary Fund Committees, of which he was a staunch and most trusted supporter. I think it was he who first introduced me to that board. It has often been said that literary men are peculiarly apt to think that they are slighted and unappreciated. Robert Bell certainly never achieved the position in literature which he once aspired to fill, and which he was justified in thinking that he could earn for himself. I have frequently discussed these subjects with him, but I never heard from his mouth a word of complaint as to his own literary fate. He liked to hear the chimes go at midnight, and he loved to have ginger hot in his mouth. On such occasions no sound ever came out of a man鈥檚 lips sweeter than his wit and gentle revelry. 鈥楤ibelots,鈥?suggested Alice. Horatia. Deceiving Wretch! could I for a moment.... 男人到天堂a牛叉在线_夜线2 When sorrow鈥檚 cup o鈥檈rflows the brim; Thou鈥檙t Agnes, own it,鈥擥asper Tarlton鈥檚 love. 鈥業 have so much to interest me here, and every one is so kind.... I call this bungalow 鈥淗ouse Beautiful,鈥?on account of the dwellers within it. It is also a nice refined place, with an extensive compound, and plenty of trees and flowers. If I were not so busy I should like to send you a sketch of it; but daylight seems too short for what I want to do; and when once my mouth is really opened, I shall feel as if I never could get through all the interesting work that is to be done. The ladies here have a kind of general superintendence of twenty-two schools鈥攏ot Christian鈥攂ut where they are allowed to teach the Bible. Fancy what an opening!鈥?