"As Reggie Carlton says, 'it's so infernally damp," put in Elinor, and the others smiled languidly. Elinor was indeed feeling the humidity to quote a semi-profane expression. Nancy was really the most cheerful member of the party. She had an air of expecting something which appeared to give her a reason for existing.

"And if your Archbishop went to Italy, would he stay with the Pope?" said the Brahmin. I replied that I did not think it likely that he would get an invitation, but that if he did, he would probably accept it. The Brahmin at times made use of semi-profane expressions when talking English.

Many times when something has happened that, had it happened in La Crosse, might have caused us to be semi-profane, instead of giving way to the fiery spirit within us, and whooping it up, we have thought of our neighbors who were truly good, and have turned the matter over to our business manager, who would do the subject justice or burst a flue.

Many times when something has happened that, had it happened in La Crosse, might have caused us to be semi-profane, instead of giving way to the fiery spirit within us, and whooping it up, we have thought of our neighbors who were truly good, and have turned the matter over to our business manager, who would do the subject justice or burst a flue.