I proposed that we should drink the health of the future mistress of Warham in tea, which he cheerfully acceded to, all the more readily, that it gave him an opportunity to vent one of his old college jokes. 'Yes, yes, said he, with a laugh, 'there's nothing like tea. TE VENIENTE DIE, TE DECEDENTE CANEBAM. Such sallies of innocent playfulness often smoothed his path in life.
It is you see with me, that I address you, veniente die comme decedente. I got home between two and three. I can no more go to Brooks's to hear a rechauffe of these things, or assist at the incense offered to Charles, or his benediction and salut to those he protects. The reserve at White's tempts me as little, and so I think my own pillow the best resource after these long days. Young Mr.