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My mind is disturbed, Agnes; I might say things to you, if I stayed here any longer, which--which are better not said now.
'God bless you, Agnes!' he said in faltering tones, with his eyes on the ground.
Left alone for a few moments, Agnes took a turn in the room, trying to compose herself.
"Then," remarked Agnes, "it is the third since the Sunday of the Loetare : for, in less than a week, we had the miracle of the mocker of pilgrims divinely punished by Notre-Dame d'Aubervilliers, and that was the second miracle within a month."
"I imagine," said Agnes la Herme, "that it is a beast, an animal,--the fruit of--a Jew and a sow; something not Christian, in short, which ought to be thrown into the fire or into the water."
"Ah, good heavens!" exclaimed Agnes; "those poor nurses yonder in the foundling asylum, which forms the lower end of the lane as you go to the river, just beside Monseigneur the bishop!
'But I shall confide in you, just the same, Agnes. I can never grow out of that.
'Why, you have always been in earnest!' said Agnes, laughing again.
My wonder is, that you are not in earnest yourself, by this time, Agnes.'
'Agnes, I want you to take a walk with me to--' (he named a certain part of the coast--a bold hill on the land side, and towards the sea a steep precipice, from the summit of which a glorious view is to be had).
'I'm afraid I've been walking too fast for you, Agnes,' said he:
Our children, Edward, Agnes, and little Mary, promise well; their education, for the time being, is chiefly committed to me; and they shall want no good thing that a mother's care can give.