521 This letter was extensively circulated in England. It was greatly admired. It so happened that the court was then looking around for a bride for their young king. The result was that in the course of a few months Charlotte became Queen of England, as the wife of George III. He took it up. 鈥淎dieu; go and amuse yourself with Horace, study Pausanias, and be gay over Anacreon. As to me, who for amusement have nothing but merlons, fascines, and gabions, I pray God to grant me soon a pleasanter and peacefuler occupation, and you health, satisfaction, and whatever your heart desires.鈥? I wish I could give some adequate picture of the gloom of that farmhouse. My elder brother 鈥?Tom as I must call him in my narrative, though the world, I think, knows him best as Adolphus 鈥?was at Oxford. My father and I lived together, he having no means of living except what came from the farm. My memory tells me that he was always in debt to his landlord and to the tradesmen he employed. Of self-indulgence no one could accuse him. Our table was poorer, I think, than that of the bailiff who still hung on to our shattered fortunes. The furniture was mean and scanty. There was a large rambling kitchen-garden, but no gardener; and many times verbal incentives were made to me 鈥?generally, I fear, in vain 鈥?to get me to lend a hand at digging and planting. Into the hayfields on holidays I was often compelled to go 鈥?not, I fear, with much profit. My father鈥檚 health was very bad. During the last ten years of his life, he spent nearly the half of his time in bed, suffering agony from sick headaches. But he was never idle unless when suffering. He had at this time commenced a work 鈥?an Encyclopedia Ecclesiastica, as he called it 鈥?on which he laboured to the moment of his death. It was his ambition to describe all ecclesiastical terms, including the denominations of every fraternity of monks and every convent of nuns, with all their orders and subdivisions. Under crushing disadvantages, with few or no books of reference, with immediate access to no library, he worked at his most ungrateful task with unflagging industry. When he died, three numbers out of eight had been published by subscription; and are now, I fear, unknown, and buried in the midst of that huge pile of futile literature, the building up of which has broken so many hearts. 鈥業 thought they were just some sort of grass,鈥?he said. 鈥楾he woods are covered with them. Will you show them to me when they are all out?鈥? 亚洲Av日韩Aⅴ欧美Av+国内_一级做人爱c视频三分钟试看_在线日韩日本国产亚洲 It appears, moreover, that Fritz devoted himself very assiduously to his military duties, earnestly studying the art of war, and making himself familiar with the achievements of the most renowned commanders. His frugal father allowed him but a very meagre income for a prince鈥攏ot above four thousand five hundred dollars a year. With this sum it was scarcely possible to keep up even the appearance of such an establishment as belonged to his rank. Such glimpses as we get of his moral and social developments during this period are not favorable. He paid no respect to the claims of religion, and was prone to revile Christianity and its advocates. He was particularly annoyed if the chaplain uttered, in his sermons, any sentiments which the prince thought had a bearing against the sensual indulgences and the wild amusements of himself and his companions. On one occasion the chaplain said in his sermon, 鈥淭here was Herod, who had Herodias to dance before him, and he gave her John the Baptist鈥檚 head for her pains.鈥?