It gave me joy to tell her this.
Cogitatio nostra coeli munimenta perrumpit, nec contenta est, id, quod ostenditur, scire—Our thoughts break through the muniments of heaven, and are not satisfied with knowing what is offered to sense observation. Sequor nec inferior—I follow, but am not inferior. Perikles, after the reduction of Samos, returned to Athens, where he buried those who had fallen in the war in a magnificent manner, and was much admired for the funeral oration which, as is customary, was spoken by him over the graves of his countrymen. I have describes enough of my early life to give an impression of the whole. Prolixity, artifice, ostentation, monotony, extravagance, are inherent in the pastoral school; and the Galatea savours of these defects.
Dalmatia is the narrowest kingdom in Europe—300 miles long by 0 to 15 miles broad, the cypher representing the two spots where Turkey touches the sea. Il meglio è l’inimico del bene—Better is an enemy to well. The 16th corps, Major-General A. Ils chantent, ils payeront—Let them sing; they will have the piper to pay.