Whilst he was sitting there, he thought of his dearest mother, and wished
that one of the king's principal servants would begin to speak of her, and would ask how it was faring with the queen in the tower, and if she were alive still, or had perished.
"If I chose to go back to mother," he asked at last, "could you give me that wish
I do not wish
to say dogmatically that the difference is irreducible; I think it highly probable that it is not.
But I have wished
, and still wish
earnestly, my dear count, that my life should have that last facet , after all the whimsical exhibitions I have seen myself make during fifty years.
Lecount or her master to yourself -- I wish
you to arrange immediately for my residing
, he said, that you would hear me as well as him, and then I shall see whether you and I agree.
"Do you wish
the notary to be sent for immediately?"
,' returned, she, with a short laugh, 'that all the attractive points and desirable qualifications of the two gentlemen were united in one - that Lord Lowborough had Huntingdon's handsome face and good temper, and all his wit, and mirth and charm, or else that Huntingdon had Lowborough's pedigree, and title, and delightful old family seat, and I had him; and you might have the other and welcome.'
Gardiner; and after relating the circumstances, she thus went on:-- "I am now convinced, my dear aunt, that I have never been much in love; for had I really experiences that pure and elevating passion, I should at present detest his very name, and wish
him all manner of evil.
How could I wish
to make anything hard to you either by my words or conduct?
"Didn't Tip wish
that he'd never swallowed one of them?
If I wish
to see any part of the world or any person living, I need only express the wish
and it is shown in the picture."