"Sir," he replied, disdainfully, "I thought you had known better. Nothing but McNab, if you please鈥?Mr.' does not belong to me." 2012036期双色球 I had indeed noted the old, wan, worn look settling upon his face, but was either too indolent or too hopeless of being able to sustain a protracted and successful warfare with Ellen to extend the sympathy and make the enquiries which I suppose I ought to have made. And yet I hardly know what I could have done, for nothing short of his finding out what he had found out would have detached him from his wife, and nothing could do him much good as long as he continued to live with her. This ode, 鈥渁n irrepressible extempore effusion,鈥?as he termed it, the royal poet forwarded to D鈥橝rgens. The day but one after writing this, General Daun, having effectually surrounded General Finck with nearly fifty thousand men of the allied troops鈥攏early four to one鈥攁fter a severe conflict, compelled the surrender of his whole army. The following plan of the battle of Maxen will show how completely Finck was encircled. General Daun claimed that he marched back into Dresden, as prisoners of war, eight generals, five hundred and twenty-nine officers, and fifteen thousand privates, with all their equipments and appurtenances.141 The next day, the 22d, Frederick wrote to D鈥橝rgens: An hour before the time appointed for meeting him, a flotilla of bark canoes, with gay pennants floating in the breeze, drew up before the Richmond Landing to await his arrival. They waited and waited, but he came not. 鈥淏etter not try,鈥?she said. 鈥淟et us pay for the cider and get on.鈥? The young sovereign commenced his reign with the utterance of very noble sentiments. The day after his accession he assembled the chief officers of his father to administer to them the oath of allegiance. He urged them to be humane in the exercise of all authority which might be delegated to them. His finance was always based upon the supposition that he should go back to school with L1 in his pocket 鈥?of which he owed say a matter of fifteen shillings. There would be five shillings for sundry school subscriptions 鈥?but when these cooks bills were paid the weekly allowance of sixpence given to each boy in hall, his merit money (which this half he was resolved should come to a good sum) and renewed credit, would carry him through the half. 鈥淪ire,鈥擨t is not to excuse myself that I address this letter to your majesty; but, moved by sincere repentance and heartfelt sorrow, I implore your clemency, and beseech you, sire, to have some consideration for my youth, which renders me capable of imprudence without any bad design.