The straws were, however, soon removed without interruption to the gaiety of the evening. Mr. Stubbs, of course, took an early opportunity of waltzing with the Countess Benvolio, who, as all French women are, was an admirable dancer, and Jorrocks stood by fingering and curling his mustachios, admiring her movements but apparently rather jealous of the Yorkshireman. "I wish," said he after the dance was over, "that you would sit down at écarté and let us try to win some of these mouncheers' tin, for I'm nearly cleaned out. Let us go into the cardroom, but first let us see if we can find anything in the way of nourishment, for I begin to be hungry. Garsoon," said he catching a servant with a trayful of eau sucrée glasses, "avez-vous kick-shaws to eat?" putting his finger in his mouth "ge wouderay some refreshment." "Oh, oui," replied the garçon taking him to an open window overlooking the courtyard, and extending his hand in the air, "voil

Accordingly, assuming a calmness which he was very far from feeling, he stopped at her door again before going upstairs, saying cheerfully: "Tell me to go away if you want to; if not, I've come for my first French lesson." Sylvia looked up with a smile from the book she was reading. "Entrez, monsieur," she said gayly; "avez-vous apporte votre livre, votre cahier, et votre plume?

La poussee, or, as this book poetically calls it, "that daughter of the waters of Loeche," "that eruption of which we have already spoken, and which proves the action of the baths upon the skin," becomes the object, and often the end, of all conversation. And it gives specimens of this pleasant converse, as: "Comment va votre poussee?" "Avez-vous la poussee?" "Je suis en pleine poussee"

"Que dites-vous du premier coup d'archet? avez-vous entendu le premier coup d'archet?" "Oui, j'ai entendu le premier et le dernier." "Comment le dernier? que veut dire cela?"

Napoleon III. Quelles personnes de l'histoire detestez-vous le plus? Mazarin. Pour quelles fautes avez-vous le plus d'indulgence? La gourmandise. I think the Emperor's are very clever. "And the operetta?" inquired the Empress. "I hope your Majesties will be indulgent," I replied. Monsieur de Laferriere was next to me at dinner.

"Ce sont de bons diables dans ce pays-ci; mais tout est un po barbare." "Assez barbare," said I, as I saw that the exquisite's nails were in the deepest possible mourning. Exquisite. "Avez vous ete a Boukarest?" Author. "Non pas encore." Exquisite. "Ah je wous assire que Boukarest est maintenant comme Paris et Londres;" Author. "Avez-vous vu Paris et Londres?" Exquisite.

La poussee, or, as this book poetically calls it, "that daughter of the waters of Loeche," "that eruption of which we have already spoken, and which proves the action of the baths upon the skin," becomes the object, and often the end, of all conversation. And it gives specimens of this pleasant converse, as: "Comment va votre poussee?" "Avez-vous la poussee?" "Je suis en pleine poussee"

"Here are my letters, dear people," she said. "And don't forget the boots, please; they are very important." "May one inquire what boots?" asked Mr. Merryweather. "I really have no idea!" replied his wife. "Somebody said at breakfast that you must be sure to remember the boots, and dwelt on their importance; therefore I mention them." "Ou avez-vous procure ce chapeau?" inquired Gerald, politely.

And Berg, turning to her and throwing out his hands appealingly, said: "O, madame, avez-vous vu les Terbourgs? Allez voir les Terbourgs." He felt that such a big note had been left out of the life of any one who had not seen them. At Doctors' Commons A woman once stopped me at the entrance to Doctors' Commons and said: "If you please, sir, can you tell me is this the place that I came to before?"

I was piloted by one of the old stagers, who knew every inch of the forest, and who promised I should be in at the death, if I would follow him, "mais il faut me suivre partout, avez-vous peur?" As he was very stout, and not particularly well mounted, and I had a capital English mare, I was quite sure I could pass wherever he could.