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"Chere grand'mere," disait le tres pratique personnage, "je suis certain que vous apprendrez avec plaisir que je n'ai pas besoin de vous ennuyer pour de l'argent en ce moment, car j'ai vendu votre derniere lettre pour 30 shillings a un de mes camarades d'ici!..."

Un enfant—qui depuis a ete representant de Manchester au Parlement—avait dans sa famille une servante qu'il jugeait etre fort vieille. Il eut voulu savoir son age, mais il n'osait le lui demander, sachant que c'est la une question qu'on ne pose pas. Il fallait ruser. Enfin, un jour, il trouva le biais requis. Il venait de lire que l'aloes ne fleurit qu'une fois tous les cent ans—ce qui est une erreur d'ailleurs—et il y avait des aloes dans la serre. Abordant la servante d'un air calin: "Avez-vous souvent vu fleurir l'aloes?"

Une elegante forme de politesse. C'est aux Indes, et un Indien rend compte au gouverneur d'une partie de chasse qui a ete organisee en l'honneur d'un jeune lord de passage. "Eh bien?" fait le gouverneur. "Oh!" dit l'Indien, "le jeune Sahib a tire divinement; mais Dieu a ete tres misericordieux pour les petits oiseaux."

Comme cela est finement dit! Je n'en dirai pas autant de quelques exemples de rhetorique religieuse.

C'est une metaphore cueillie dans le sermon d'un clergyman: "Et si quelque etincelle de grace a pu etre allumee par cet exercice, veuille, o Dieu, l'arroser."

Et que dites-vous de cette priere prononcee devant la reine Victoria par un predicateur de petite ville? "Elle," c'est la souveraine: "accorde, o Dieu! qu'en devenant plus agee elle soit faite un homme nouveau, et que dans toutes les causes de justice elle marche en avant de son peuple comme un belier dans les montagnes."

Que de metamorphoses, grand Dieu!

Et enfin, pour ne pas sortir de la theologie. C'est aux examens de l'Universite.

"Qu'est-ce que la foi?

"C'est cette faculte par laquelle nous pouvons croire ce que nous savons n'etre pas vrai."

Et j'en passe, et des meilleures, et en grand nombre. Lisez Collections and Recollections l'occupation est amusante et instructive, et une excellente table des noms vous permettra de savoir tout de suite s'il est parle de tel ou toi personnage et de retrouver les anecdotes qui le concernent.



Abercorn, marquis of Acton, Lord Albermarle, sixth Earl of, fifth Earl of Albert, Prince Consort Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (see Wales) Alvanley, Lord Ampthill, Lord Appleton, Tom Apponyi, Mme. Arbuthnot, Mrs. Argyll, Duke and Duchess of Arnold, Matthew Atholl, Duke and Duchess of Aytoun, W.E.

Balfour, A.J. G.W. Barham, Rev. R.H.D. ("Thomas Ingoldsby") Barker, H.J. Bathurst, Earl Battenberg, Prince Alexander of Bayly, T.H. Beaconsfield, Earl of Beaconsfield, Viscountess Bedford, Anna Maria, Duchess of fifth Duke of Gertrude, Duchess of sixth Duke of Benson, Dr., Archbishop of Canterbury Benson, Harry Beresford-Hope, A.J.B. Berkeley, Earl of Bernal-Osborne, Ralph Berry, the Misses Birrell, Augustine Bismarck, Count Herbert Prince Blessington, Countess of Blomfield, Dr., Bishop of London Bolles, Dame Maria Bolton, Duchess of Boswell, James Bowen, Lord Braddon, Miss Bright, John Brookfield, Rev. W.H. Brougham, Lord Broughton, Miss, Browne, Dr., Bishop of Ely, Browning, Robert, Brownrigg, Mrs., Brummell, G.B., Buckinghamshire, Countess of, Bull, Bishop, Burdett, Sir Francis, Burgon, Dean, Burke, Sir Bernard, Edmund, Bury, Lady Charlotte, Butler, Dr., Master of Trinity, Dr., Bishop of Lichfield, Byng, George, Byron, Lord,

Calverley, C.S., Cambridge, Adolphus, Duke of, Duchess of, Canning, George, Canterbury, Archbishops Benson, Cornwallis, Howley, Tait, and Temple, of (see those headings). Carlyle, Thomas, Carrington, Lord, "Carroll, Lewis," Chamberlain, Joseph, Charles I., II., Chatham, Earl of, Child, Miss, Church, Dean, Churchill, Lord Randolph, Clarence, Edward, Duke of, William, Duke of, Cleveland, Duchess of, Cobbett, William, Cobden, F.C., Richard, Cockburn, Sir Alexander, "Coke of Norfolk" (Earl of Leicester), Coleridge, Lord, Sir J.T., Collins, Miss, Combermere, Viscount, Viscountess, Connaught, Duke of, Prince Arthur of, Cornwallis, Dr., Archbishop of Canterbury, Cowper-Temple, W.F. (Lord Mount-Temple), Croker, J.W., Cross, Viscount, Cumberland, Ernest, Duke of, Henry Frederick, Duke of, Cuyler, Miss, Cunningham, Sir Henry,

Delane, J.T., Denison, Archdeacon, Derby, fourteenth Earl of, fifteenth Earl of, De Ros, Lord, Devonshire, eighth Duke of, Dickens, Charles, Disraeli (see Beaconsfield). D'Orsay, Count Alfred, Dowse, Serjeant, Dublin, Archbishops Plunket, Trench, and Whately, of (see those headings). Duckworth, Rev. Dr. Dufferin, Marchioness of, Marquis of, Duncombe, Thomas, Dundas, Sir David,

Eldon, Earl of, Elliot, Dean, Ely, Bishops Browne, Sparke, Turton, and Woodford, of (see those headings). Erne, Earl and Countess of, Erskine, Lord, Evarts, Jeremiah, Exeter, Dr. Phillpotts, Bishop of, Eyton, Rev. Robert,

FitzGerald, Lady Edward, Fitzherbert, Mrs., Fitzwilliam, Earl, Forster, W.E., Fox, C.J., Frederick, the Empress (Princess Royal), Freeman, E.A., Fronde, J.A., Furse, Archdeacon,

Gambetta, Leon, George IV. (see under Kings). Gladstone, W.E., Glasse, Hannah, Glentworth, Viscountess, Gloucester, Duke of ("Silly Billy"), Gore, Rev. Charles, Goschen, G.J., Gower, Earl, Graham, H.J.L., Grain, Corney, Granville, Earl, Grattan, Henry, Grenville, Thomas, Greville, C.C.F., Grey, Colonel Charles,

Grey, Earl, Lady Georgiana, Guthrie, Anstey,

Haig-Brown, Rev. Dr., Hamilton, Lady Anne, Lady Cecil, Emma, Lady, Hampden, Viscount, Dr., Bishop of Hereford, Hankey, Thomson, Mrs., Hanover, Ernest, King of, Harcourt, Lady Anne, Dr., Archbishop of York, Sir William, Hardy, Gathorne (Earl of Cranbrook), Harness, Rev. William, Harte, Bret, Hayward, Abraham, Healy, T.M., Heath, Baron, Hertford, first Marquis of, third Marquis of, Hilton, A.C., Hoare, Mrs., Holland, Sir Henry, M.D., Rev. H.S., Lady, Lord, Hook, Dean, Hope-Scott, J.R., Houghton, Lord, Howley, Dr., Archbishop of Canterbury, Hugo, Victor, Hume, David, Huntingdon, Countess of,

"Ingoldsby, Thomas" (Rev. R.H. D, Barham), his "Legends," Irving, Sir Henry,

Jenkins, Miss A.M., Edward, Jersey, Countess of, Jessopp, Rev. Dr., Johnson, Dr., Jones, W.B.T., Jowett, Rev. Benjamin,

Keble, Rev. John, Kent, Duchess of, Keppel, Admiral, Kidd, Dr., Kings— Earnest of Hanover, George III., George IV., William IV., Kingsley, Rev. Charles, Henry, Kipling, Rudyard, Kitchener, Dr., Knox, Alexander, Knutsford, Viscount, Kurr, William,

Labouchere, Henry, La Fai, l'Abbe de, Lang, Andrew, Law, Rev. William, Lawson, Sir Wilfrid, Lear, Edward, Lecky, W.E.H., Leech, John, Miss, Leicester, Earl of ("Coke of Norfolk"), Lennox, Lady Louisa, Leo XIII. (see Popes, Leo XIII.). Liddell, Dean, Liddon, Rev. Dr., Lightfoot, Dr., Bishop of Durham, Lily, Mrs., Lincoln, Abraham, Lind, Jenny, London, Dr. Blomfield, Bishop of, Lover, Samuel, Lowell, J.R., Luttrell, Henry, Lyndhurst, Lady, Lord, Lyttelton, Lady, Lytton, Lord,

Macaulay, Lord, M'Carthy, Justin, MacColl, Rev. Malcolm, Mackintosh, Sir James, Macleod, Rev. Norman, Mallock, W.H., Manners, Lord John (Duke of Rutland), Manning, Cardinal, Marlborough, third Duke of, fourth Duke of, Marriott, Rev. Charles, Marsh, Dr., Bishop of Peterborough, Marten, Henry, Martin, Sir Theodore, Maude, Capt. Francis, Maxse, Lady Caroline, Maxwell, Sir Herbert, Melbourne, Viscount, Merry, Rev. W.W., Milnes, R.M. (see Lord Houghton) "Miss J.," Monk, Dr., Bishop of Gloucester, Montefiore, Sir Moses, Montgomery, Miss, Rev. Robert, Moore, Thomas, More, Hannah, Morley, John, ", Countess of, Morris, Lord, Motley, J.L., Mount-Temple, Lord (see Cowper-Temple, W.F.).

Napoleon I., III., Newman, Cardinal, Northumberland, Duke and Duchess of, Norton, Mrs.,

OAKS Widows, the, O'Coighley, J., O'Connell, Daniel, "Old Q.," Orleans, Duke of, O'Sullivan, W.H., Owen, Sir Hugh,

Palmerston, Viscount, Viscountess, "Pamela" (Lady Edward FitzGerald), Parke, Sir James (see Lord Wensleydale). Parr, Rev. Dr., Pater, W.H., Payn, James, Peel, Sir Robert (father), (son), Pembroke, Countess, Earl of, Phillpotts, Dr., Bishop of Exeter, Pigott, Miss, Pitt, William (see Chatham). Pitt, William (younger), Pius IX. (see Popes, Pius IX.). Plunket, Lord, Pollock, Sir Frederick, Popes, Leo XIII., Pius IX., Prince Regent (see Kings, George IV.). Princess Royal (see Victoria, Princess Royal). Procter, Mrs.,

"Q.," Queen Victoria, Queensberry, Duke of (see "Old Q.")

Raikes, H.C., Raphoe, Dr. Twysden, Bishop of (see Twysden, Dr.). Rawlinson, Sir Robert, Reynolds, Sir Joshua, Rhoades, James, Richmond, Rev. Legh, Duchess of, Ridding, Dr., Bishop of Southwell, Lady Laura, Robinson, Rev. Thomas, Rochester, Dr. Thorold, Bishop of (see Thorold). Rogers, Samuel, J.E. Thorold, Rosebery, Earl of, Rossetti, D.G., Rowton, Lord, Ruskin, John, Russell, Lord Charles, Lord John (sixth Duke of Bedford), Lord John (Earl Russell), Russell, Odo (Lord Ampthill), Lord William, Lord Wriothesley, Rutland, Duke of,

Salisbury, Marquis of, Saurin, Lady Mary (nee Ryder), Sawbridge, Mrs., Scott, John (Earl of Eldon), Rev. Thomas, Sir Waller, William (Lord Stowell), Seaman, Owen, Seeley, Sir John, Sellon, Miss, Seymour, Lady Robert, Sir Hamilton, Jane, Lady (Duchess of Somerset), Lord Robert, Shaftesbury, sixth Earl of, seventh Earl of, Shaw-Lefevre, Charles (Viscount Eversley), Sheil, R.L., Sheppard, Thomas, Sherbrooke, Viscount, Sheridan, Jane (Lady Seymour, Duchess of Somerset), Sheridan, R.B., Short, Rev. Thomas, Shorthouse, J.H., Shuckburgh, Lady, Sibthorp, Colonel, Siddons, Mrs., "Silly Billy," Smith, Eliza, Goldwin, Henry, Horace, Smith, Robert (Lord Carrington), Rev. Sydney, Somerset, Duchess of (see Sheridan, Jane). Southey, Robert, Southwell, Dr. Ridding, Bishop of, Sparke, Dr., Bishop of Ely Spencer, Rev. George, Earl, Stael, Mme de, Stanley, Dean, Stephen, J.K., Stirling, Sir Walter, Stowell, Lord, Stuart, Prince Charles Edward, Lady Louisa, Sturgis, Julian, Sumner, Dr., Bishop of Winchester, Sussex, Duke of, Swinburne, A.C.,

Tait, Dr., Archbishop of Canterbury, Talleyrand, Prince, Talmash, Lady Bridget, Temple, Dr., Archbishop of Canterbury, Tennyson, Lord, Thackeray, W.M., Thistlewood, Arthur, Thompson, Dr. (Master of Trinity), Thomson, Dr., Archbishop of York, Thorold, Dr., Bishop of Winchester, Sir John, Tighe, Lady Louisa, Mr., Trench, Dr., Archbishop of Dublin, Trevelyan, Sir George, Trollope, Anthony, Turner, Rev. E.T., Turton, Dr., Bishop of Ely, Twysden, Dr., Bishop of Raphoe, Tyndall, John,

Upward, Allen,

Vaneck, Mrs., Van Mildert, Dr., Bishop of Durham, Vaughan, Dean, Venn, Rev. Henry, Victoria, Her Majesty Queen (see under Queen). Princess, Royal, Villiers, C.P.,

Waldegrave, Countess, Wales, Albert Edward, Prince of, Alexandra, Princess of, George, Prince of, Walpole, Horace, Wellington, Duke of, Wensleydale, Lord (Sir James Paike), Wesley, Rev. Charles, Rev. John, West, Sir Algernon, Westbury, Lord, Westcott, Dr., Bishop of Durham, Whately, Dr., Archbishop of Dublin, White, Rev. Henry, Whitefield, Rev. George, Wilberforce, Rev. Basil, Bishop, William, Winchester, Bishops Sumner, Thorold, and Wilberforce, of (see those headings). Woodford, Dr., Bishop of Ely, Woods, Rev. Dr., Wordsworth, William, Wyke, Sir Charles, Wynn, Miss,

York, Dr. Harcourt, Archbishop of, Dr. Thomson, Archbishop of, Frederick, Duke of, Young, Arthur,

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