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178 鈥淢eanwhile Frederick the First died, and with him was buried all his false grandeur, which consisted only in a vain magnificence, and in the pompous display of frivolous ceremonies. My father, who succeeded him, compassionated the general misery. He visited the spot, and saw, with his own eyes, this vast country laid waste, and all the dreadful traces which a contagious malady, a famine, and the sordid avarice of a venal administration leave behind them. Twelve or fifteen towns depopulated, and four or five hundred villages uninhabited, presented themselves to his view. Far from being discouraged by such a sad spectacle, his compassion only became the more lively from it; and he resolved to restore population, plenty, and commerce to this land, which had even lost the appearance of an inhabited country. FREDERICK CROSSING THE ODER. 鈥淭his, for the present, is her method of looking at the matter; this magnanimous, heroic, and occasionally somewhat female one. Her husband, the grand-duke, an inert but good-tempered, well-conditioned duke, after his sort, goes with her. Now, as always, he follows loyally his wife鈥檚 lead, never she his. Wife being intrinsically as well as extrinsically the better man, what other can he do?鈥? 鈥榃ell then, there鈥檚 a reason the more for asking him to Brighton,鈥?said Mrs Keeling, now quite out of sight of her tact, 鈥業 know very well what all his attentions to you mean. I鈥檝e never seen a man so devoted, for I鈥檓 sure your father never made such a fuss over me as that. You鈥檝e got to meet a man half-way, dear; it鈥檚 only right to show him that you are not indifferent to him (or do I mean that he鈥檚 not indifferent to you? some words are so puzzling). He wants a wife, I can see that, and you may trust me that it鈥檚 you he wants. I shall invite him to Brighton, and if you only behave sensibly, he鈥檒l ask you before we鈥檙e even thinking of coming back.鈥? He put back his head in a proud, misunderstood attitude, and instantly at the thought of his leaving her like this, Alice鈥檚 anger began to ooze out of her. She pictured what the room would be like when the boudoir door had closed behind him, its intolerable emptiness. But she had still enough resentment left not to stop him. � 青娱乐 - 视频最新网站地址 Chapter 1 The meeting � 鈥榊ou are very mysterious, dear,鈥?she said. 鈥榊ou seem to forget that I am your mother. And if you tell me that I must speak to nobody about it yet, you may be sure I shall not do so without{225} your leave. I was always famous for my ability to keep a secret. Why, not so long ago your father told me something which I am sure will make Mrs Fyson turn quite green with odious jealousy when she hears it, and I have not breathed a word to anybody. Not a word. So don鈥檛 be so mysterious, dear; I remember going to tell Mamma the moment your father spoke to me, and it was in the garden behind Mamma鈥檚 house; I could show you the very place, if you don鈥檛 believe me.鈥? CHAPTER XXVII. THE LEUTHEN CAMPAIGN. Yes, sir. She came a quarter of an hour ago.