I must, however, exculpate the gentleman who acted as my agent, from undue persuasion exercised towards me. He was a man who thoroughly understood Parliament, having sat there himself 鈥?and he sits there now at this moment. He understood Yorkshire 鈥?or, at least, the East Riding of Yorkshire, in which Beverley is situated 鈥?certainly better than any one alive. He understood all the mysteries of canvassing, and he knew well the traditions, the condition, and the prospect of the Liberal party. I will not give his name, but they who knew Yorkshire in 1868 will not be at a loss to find it. 鈥淪o,鈥?said he, 鈥測ou are going to stand for Beverley?鈥?I replied gravely that I was thinking of doing so. 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 expect to get in?鈥?he said. Again I was grave. I would not, I said, be sanguine, but, nevertheless, I was disposed to hope for the best. 鈥淥h, no!鈥?continued he, with good-humoured raillery, 鈥測ou won鈥檛 get in. I don鈥檛 suppose you really expect it. But there is a fine career open to you. You will spend 锟?000, and lose the election. Then you will petition, and spend another 锟?000. You will throw out the elected members. There will be a commission, and the borough will be disfranchised. For a beginner such as you are, that will be a great success.鈥?And yet, in the teeth of this, from a man who knew all about it, I persisted in going to Beverley! 鈥淲ill you kindly let her know that I am here鈥擬onsieur Camille Fargot?鈥? Secretly he wondered at the obtuseness of this man, who had thought such a scheme within the wildest range of possibilities. For himself he would not have lent a sixpence either of his own or of public money on such an enterprise. Yet he knew that Lord Inverbroom had been a Foreign Secretary of outstanding eminence, diplomatic, large-viewed, one who had earned the well-merited confidence of the public. Without doubt he had great qualities, but they did not appear to embrace the smallest perception on the subject of business. The Editor鈥檚 Tales was a volume republished from the St. Paul鈥檚 Magazine, and professed to give an editor鈥檚 experience of his dealings with contributors. I do not think that there is a single incident in the book which could bring back to any one concerned the memory of a past event. And yet there is not an incident in it the outline of which was not presented to my mind by the remembrance of some fact:鈥?how an ingenious gentleman got into conversation with me, I not knowing that he knew me to be an editor, and pressed his little article on my notice; how I was addressed by a lady with a becoming pseudonym and with much equally becoming audacity; how I was appealed to by the dearest of little women whom here I have called Mary Gresley; how in my own early days there was a struggle over an abortive periodical which was intended to be the best thing ever done; how terrible was the tragedy of a poor drunkard, who with infinite learning at his command made one sad final effort to reclaim himself, and perished while he was making it; and lastly how a poor weak editor was driven nearly to madness by threatened litigation from a rejected contributor. Of these stories, The Spotted Dog, with the struggles of the drunkard scholar, is the best. I know now, however, that when the things were good they came out too quick one upon another to gain much attention 鈥?and so also, luckily, when they were bad. CHAPTER I. 黄色视频网站_大香蕉手机视频播放器_婷婷五月色综合_羞羞影院福利院 One afternoon, about a couple of months after the baby had been born, and just as my unhappy hero was beginning to feel more hopeful and therefore better able to bear his burdens, he returned from a sale, and found Ellen in the same hysterical condition that he had found her in spring. She said she was again with child, and Ernest still believed her. 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?