They had hoped against hope, and fought their suspicions until they were tired, and then they sought in sympathy to assuage the pangs of their losses and disappointments. It was not until the end of two months after Mr. Belcher's departure that a letter was received at Sevenoaks from Mr. Balfour, giving a history of the Company, which confirmed their worst fears.
The truth is, such divine philosophy was too refined for such coarse and vulgar characters, as Cornwallis, Rawdon, Tarleton, Balfour, and Weymies; monsters who disgraced the brave and generous nation they represented, and completely damned the cause they were sent to save.
Wilfrid Blunt, Hon. George Curzon, George Wyndham, Godfrey Webb, Doll Liddell, Harry Cust, Mr. A. Lyttelton, Mr. A. J. Balfour, Oscar Wilde, Lord and Lady Ribblesdale, Mrs. George Russell, Mrs. Lionel Tennyson. Our programme for the first number was to have been the following: TO-MORROW Leader Persons and Politics Margot Tennant.
"I dunno; Froissart, I guess." "Yes, that's a good one. Ever read 'Treasure Island'?" "No; who's it by?" "Stevenson; know him at all?" "Did he write 'Tower of London' and those things?" "No, he didn't. He wrote 'Kidnapped' and 'The Black Arrow' and 'David Balfour, and a lot of other bully ones." "'Kidnapped'?" I said. "I'd like to read that. It sounds fine." "I'll get it for you, if you like."
David hurt him. Blow high, blow low, there will be no pardon for James Stewart: and take that for said! The question is now of myself: am I to stand or fall? and I do not deny to you that I am in some danger. But will Mr. David Balfour consider why? It is not because I pushed the case unduly against James; for that, I am sure of condonation. And it is not because I have sequestered Mr.
Three thousand men occupied all the space between Fort George and the Palisade. With Sainte Aldegonde came the unlucky Koppen Loppen, and all that could be spared of the English and Scotch troops in Antwerp, under Balfour and Morgan. With Hohenlo and Justinus de Nassau came Reinier Kant, who had just succeeded Paul Buys as Advocate of Holland.
He was a man in a million, the last of the wits, and I miss him every day of my life. John Brodrick was my first friend of interest; I knew him two years before I met Arthur Balfour or any of the Souls. He came over to Glen while he was staying with neighbours of ours.
"If you hadn't been a preacher, you would have made a grand soldier, father." "John, every good preacher would make a good soldier. I have been fighting under a grand Captain for forty years. And I do acknowledge that the spirit of my forefathers is in me. They fought with Balfour at Drumelog, and with Cromwell at Dunbar.
The three of us dined and spent the evening together and it was delightful to see how sympathetic their minds were." A letter from Mr. Polk also discloses the impression which Mr. Balfour made upon Washington: From Frank L. Polk Washington, May 25, 1917.
It seemed to remind her of something that she had heard before; and yet the incident was original, and happened within your own experience, did it not?" "It did," said Balfour, hoarsely. "I am tiring you, my dear Sir," said Charley, anxiously. "What a fool I have been to chatter on so, when Agnes particularly told me to be brief! I shall leave you now, Sir; I shall indeed.