William says he thinks they are." "Yes," said Elsie, "they are original." "Well, I could not have thought it; they are extremely pretty." "By-the-by," said Jane, "do you not know Miss Thomson, Mrs. Dalzell? My uncle always spoke of her with respect and admiration, as an instance of the skill and success with which a woman can conduct masculine avocations. A gentlewoman-farmer, and a thriving one.