Whilst my dear Henriette was taking her lesson, I had some conversation with the dressmaker, in order to ascertain whether she was a relative of mine. "What does your husband do?" I asked her. "He is steward to the Marquis of Sissa." "Is your father still alive?" "No, sir, he is dead." "What was his family name?" "Scotti." "Are your husband's parents still alive?"

Miss Pratt uttered a little scream of surprise and recognition. "It's your little sister!" she exclaimed, and then, reverting to her favorite playfulness of enunciation, "'Oor ickle sissa!" she added, gaily, as a translation. Jane misunderstood it; she thought Miss Pratt meant "OUR little sister." "Go home!" said William. "No'ty, no'ty!" said Miss Pratt, shaking her head.

The noble founder of Eaton has indeed learned to "build stately," and "garden finely;" and has thus made the personal fruition of his wealth subservient to its real use the distribution. SIR, In vol. 3, page 211, of the MIRROR, is an account of the origin of the scientific game of chess, the invention of which, your correspondent F. H. Y. has attributed to a brahmin, named Sissa.

Whilst my dear Henriette was taking her lesson, I had some conversation with the dressmaker, in order to ascertain whether she was a relative of mine. "What does your husband do?" I asked her. "He is steward to the Marquis of Sissa." "Is your father still alive?" "No, sir, he is dead." "What was his family name?" "Scotti." "Are your husband's parents still alive?"

Ickle dirly must doe home, det all soap-water-wash clean like NICE ickle sissa. Evabody will love 'oor ickle sissa den," she concluded, turning to William. "Tell 'oor ickle sissa MUS' doe home det soap-water-wash!" Jane stared at Miss Pratt with fixed solemnity during the delivery of these admonitions, and it was to be seen that they made an impression upon her.