鈥楴ow, what does my sweet Laura say to my plans鈥攁nd my family? I like you to know all my nephews.... I have more nieces even than nephews; but you have had enough of my dharm-family for the present. Mr. Clark wanted me to take him in too. If he had asked to be a brother, I should have welcomed him; but I really could not have as a nephew one to whom we look up as a head-pastor, a kind of bishop! I don鈥檛 think that my nephews should be more than forty years old.鈥? 鈥榊our and your dear husband鈥檚 sweet notes quite added to the cheerfulness of our breakfast-table. Even Fanny did not appear knocked down by your tender scolding. She, for the first time since Tuesday, came to breakfast. She still needs great care, for the cold was on her chest, and even speaking is liable to make her cough. Mother highly approves of your plan of coming to town. She desires me to say that she knows that her face is before you, as yours is before her. Dear Fanny will probably not start for Brighton till Wednesday week, so she will have the pleasure of welcoming you, and I am sure that you will try not to let her be loquacious.... When Nature鈥檚 lamp burns low and dim, Not entirely without hesitation. Perhaps few girls can say, or ought to say, 鈥榊es鈥?at once, without time for consideration. When the offer came, Laura鈥檚 first impulse was, naturally, to go to her Mother for advice; her second impulse was to go to her friend-sister. It is not hard to realise what the thought must have been to Charlotte of losing this dearly-loved companion,鈥攈er room-mate and the constant sharer of her thoughts and interests from very infancy; nor is it difficult to believe how bravely she would put aside the recollection of herself, viewing the question from Laura鈥檚 standpoint alone. It must, however, be remembered that Charlotte was romantically enthusiastic on the subject of others鈥?engagements, and was through life ardently interested in the marriages of her friends. In the present case her knowledge of how highly her Father had thought of Mr. Hamilton would be an additional incentive to put no obstacle in the way. It seems that Laura鈥檚 hesitation had arisen, not from any doubt as to her own feelings, but simply from a desire to be sure of her duty. The engagement took place; and on the 19th of October 1852, Laura Tucker became Mrs. Hamilton. So another leaf was turned in the story of Charlotte鈥檚 life. In the first letter to Mrs. J. Boswell, after receiving the telegram, she spoke more openly of her own feelings:鈥? Who scorns a base dishonest act, and tramples on a lie; 一本到高清在线视频_一本到在线视频免费不卡观看_日本一区不卡高清更新二区 A tide of living light, o鈥檈rwhelming all Daresby. I can pardon you anything; but that deceiving Ratty, whose word I can never again believe.... So t'other Day, a wanton Slut, 鈥極n returning home, to prepare to go out to Miss Hoernle鈥檚, how surprised鈥擨 may say almost shocked鈥攚as I, on looking in my glass! A big black smutch on my nose; another on my chin; and another on my thumb. Washing was of no avail; salts of lemon none; chloride of lime none; soap useless! I could not help laughing, I was such a figure; and my Ayah laughed too. I determined to give it to Herbert roundly for putting me up to make such a fright of myself.... As soon as I could get hold of my naughty nephew, who was playing at lawn tennis as happily as if nothing had happened, I scolded him in Miss Hoernle鈥檚 presence as hard as I could,鈥攃onsidering that both of us were laughing. At last my wrath blazed into verse:鈥?