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. Miss C. Coming. You did not expect me to carry it on my back, like a snail, did ye? Like white-winged angels rise the radiant throng To one of her correspondents she wrote from Batala on the 6th of July: 鈥榊ou know that I am the only Englishwoman within twenty miles. Now and then friends pass a night here; but in the hot weather not often.... The 29th will, if I stay till then, complete sixteen weeks of steady residence, during which I have only twice seen English ladies,鈥攆or less than twenty-four hours. I doubt whether any European has ever stopped in Batala so long before without a single night鈥檚 absence.... Once from Friday evening to Monday morning I saw no white face. There is a nice brown lady in the house.鈥橻84] 鈥楲ater. Oh, such a pretty wedding! The little church fresh white-washed within, clean as a wedding-cake. The porch almost like a bower. A border of flowers on either side up the centre made a kind of path. Then the presence of the school-girls in their white chaddahs; the number of Natives in their picturesque costumes,鈥攂oth Christians and heathen, inside the church and looking in from the outside,鈥攁ll made a charming scene. 羞涩视频网址发布页_成人羞涩大全监测列表_在线视频网站测速 Nell. Certainly, Papa. [Aside to Wriggle.] At any rate, I will venture to say that her room is better than her company. [Exeunt Nelly and Miss Cob.] It was remarkable in A. L. O. E. that she still, in old age, remembered and carefully followed in small matters her parents鈥?wishes. Not of course that her life was shaped by them. Probably old Mr. Tucker would have disapproved of few things more highly than of a woman undertaking such work as she undertook; but here she followed the dictates of her own conscience. In slighter questions, where conscience was not involved, she loved to do what they had of old desired. Still, as always, she rose early to work, and went to bed in good time, according to the promise given long, long before. Still, when she drank afternoon tea, she always took something to eat with it, because 鈥榟er Mother had liked her to do so.鈥?And often, though old and weak, when she caught herself to be stooping, she still would pull herself sharply upright, and say: 鈥業 remembered,鈥攎y dear Father always wanted me to sit straight.鈥? 鈥楴ow I hope that you are satisfied, dear Rowland, that there has been no foolish imprudence, or worshipping of her old broken net, on the part of your ever attached 鈥楢ug. 16.鈥擶e have had such floods! On Sunday there was no attempt to reach the large Church. There was Service in Anarkalli; but that was surrounded with water. Some went on horseback, some in dulis.鈥? In the year 1879 Mrs. Elmslie, being at home, paid a visit to Mrs. Hamilton; and one day she could not help remarking, 鈥榃hen I see how comfortable you are here, and think of your sister, it makes me sad.鈥?Her tone was almost reproachful; for she was mentally comparing A. L. O. E.鈥檚 barely furnished rooms with the abundance of comforts in this home. Evidently she thought Miss Tucker badly off, and wondered why her friends did not assist her more. Explanations naturally followed; and when she learnt the true state of the case, when she heard the amount of Charlotte Tucker鈥檚 comfortable little income, she was astonished. The manner of life steadily followed out was, in fact, no matter of necessity, but purely a matter of principle. Miss Tucker counted a life of rigid simplicity worthier her vocation as a Missionary than one of greater ease could have been. She therefore kept to a certain sum of money yearly for her own expenses, while giving much away in addition; she made her clothes last as long as it was possible for them to hold together; she had hardly any furniture in her rooms; and she refused all luxuries, including some things which in India are commonly reckoned not luxuries, but absolute necessaries.