Barchester Towers, for which I had received 锟?00 in advance, sold well enough to bring me further payments 鈥?moderate payments 鈥?from the publishers. From that day up to this very time in which I am writing, that book and The Warden together have given me almost every year some small income. I get the accounts very regularly, and I find that I have received 锟?27 11S. 3d. for the two. It is more than I got for the three or four works that came afterwards, but the payments have been spread over twenty years. 鈥楬e will take no salary,鈥?she wrote, 鈥榖ut has earned his own living, I hear, by teaching, supporting himself on the merest trifle. I esteem it a great honour that I sat beside him at breakfast at the Zenana Mission House last Thursday. Mr. Bowen looks quite skin and bone, wondrously thin, but not in the least unhealthy, but as if there were plenty of work in him still. He told me that he does not 鈥渂elieve in age.鈥?He seems to feel as fresh as he did twenty-eight years ago; and yet at the beginning of his career he was so fearfully ill that his life was given up, and he wrote his farewell to his mother. As India has agreed so splendidly with Mr. Bowen, I asked him鈥攁s I generally do those who thrive in the climate鈥攚hether he drank only water. 鈥淭ea,鈥?he replied, smiling. He gave his opinion that to take stimulant here is 鈥渢he way to have to leave the country.鈥?Almost all the Missionaries whom I have met appear to be water-drinkers. I am particularly delighted with the American Missionaries whom I have seen.... I am ashamed of ever having had a prejudice against Yankees. I am attracted also by Native Christian ladies.鈥? His rule shall spread with much renown; The gardens are overgrown with exuberant tropical vegetation: orchids, daturas hung with their scented purple bells, gardenias and creepers; and yet what the brother of a London friend, on whom I am calling, shows me with the greatest pride, are a few precious geraniums, two real violets, and a tiny patch of thickly-grown lawn of emerald hue. It has already been remarked by Montesquieu that public accusations are more suited to republics, where the public good ought to be the citizens鈥?first passion, than to monarchies, where such a sentiment is very feeble, owing to the nature of the government itself, and where the appointment of officers to accuse transgressors of the law in the name of the public is a most excellent institution. 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A Liquor of so strange a Temper, These high-flown ideas very rapidly developed into extravagant tastes, which had reached their highest point about the time when Herbert Larkins became one of the Duke鈥檚 Own. The regiment had only returned a year or two previously from a lengthened tour of foreign service, and after their long exile in outer darkness everyone with any spirit or capacity for enjoyment had been resolved to take his pleasure to the full. It was expected of the officers of the Duke鈥檚 Own to come well to the front, and this they pretended was a more potent inducement to them to spend money than any hankering after personal gratification. So, with but few exceptions, they launched forth freely enough. It was, with many, a case of the earthen pots swimming with the brass; but all, or nearly all, were determined to do their duty to the regiment and go the pace, or as Mr. Crouch, the sporting quartermaster styled it, 鈥榞o to the devil hands down.鈥?What if any serious financial crisis supervened? Their people would have to stump up; their fathers鈥攑robably by drawing upon a wife鈥檚 provision or daughter鈥檚 portion, and always by impoverishing themselves鈥攚ould pay their debts, but they would have had 鈥榓 high old time,鈥?and the imperishable credit of the Duke鈥檚 Own Fusiliers would have been most brilliantly maintained. 鈥楢s we gazed, some of the bergs changed greatly in shape. The 鈥淢aiden鈥?split quite in two. Fancy these glorious wanderers from Greenland or Labrador, with the sea-spray dashing against their sides, showing that they were aground; for, as you are aware, the mass of ice below water is far greater than that which is visible above it. One could not but think, 鈥淲hat a mercy it is that we did not pass those large icebergs in the night!鈥?Had our great emigrant-ship, freighted with 2000 tons of iron, dashed up against one of them, we should have gone to the bottom like lead. Nothing more would have been heard of the Nova Scotia, and the more than 600 mortals on board.