CHAPTER XIII. FARRINGTON S鈥橝MUSE. After the address had been delivered, Mr. Lincoln was taken by two members of the Young Men's Central Republican union鈥擬r. Hiram Barney, afterward Collector of the Port of New York, and Mr. Nott, one of the subsequent editors of the address鈥攖o their club, The Athen?um, where a very simple supper was ordered, and five or six Republican members of the club who chanced to be in the building were invited in. The supper was informal鈥攁s informal as anything could be; the conversation was easy and familiar; the prospects of the Republican party in the coming struggle were talked over, and so little was it supposed by the gentlemen who had not heard the address that Mr. Lincoln could possibly be the candidate that one of them, Mr. Charles W. Elliott, asked, artlessly: "Mr. Lincoln, what candidate do you really think would be most likely to carry Illinois?" Mr. Lincoln answered by illustration: "Illinois is a peculiar State, in three parts. In northern Illinois, Mr. Seward would have a larger majority than I could get. In middle Illinois, I think I could call out a larger vote than Mr. Seward. In southern Illinois, it would make no difference who was the candidate." This answer was taken to be merely illustrative by everybody except, perhaps, Mr. Barney and Mr. Nott, each of whom, it subsequently appeared, had particularly noted Mr. Lincoln's reply. 鈥榃as there ever such matchless effrontery? You? You to aspire to my daughter鈥檚 hand? What position could you give her? what would you live upon?鈥? Somehow he felt disappointed to learn that the employer proposed to him should be a relation of his step-father. This, however, was not an objection he could very well express. Of all the rooms in the house he hated the dining-room worst. It was here that he had had to do his Latin and Greek lessons with his father. It had a smell of some particular kind of polish or varnish which was used in polishing the furniture, and neither I nor Ernest can even now come within range of the smell of this kind of varnish without our hearts failing us. 综合在线 日韩欧美 中文字幕_国产乱人视频在线观看 I wished him to understand bookkeeping by double entry. I had myself as a young man been compelled to master this not very difficult art; having acquired it, I have become enamoured of it, and consider it the most branch of any young man鈥檚 education after reading and writing. I was determined, therefore, that Ernest should master it, and proposed that he should become my steward, bookkeeper, and the manager of my hoardings, for I called the sum which my ledger showed to have accumulated from L15,000 to L70,000. I told him I was going to begin to spend the income as soon as it had mounted up to L80,000. CHAPTER IV. MR. KENYON'S SECRET. 鈥淪he came on the train from Brant?me and rang my bell in Paris. She kept me up talking till four o鈥檆lock in the morning鈥攏ot of you all the time. Don鈥檛 imagine it. You were just interestingly incidental.鈥? With this promise Roland was measurably satisfied. The thing that troubled him was that Oliver seemed to have triumphed over him in their recent little difference. Perhaps, could he have fathomed his step-father's secret designs respecting Oliver, he would have felt less dissatisfied. Mr. Kenyon was never more to be dreaded than when he professed to be friendly.