doubtless, does not exactly desire a divorce. But Europe has to pay pretty heavily--in armies and fleets, &c.--for Peace's "maintenance."
* * * * *
THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS.
SCENE--_Garden of the Hotel Victoria at Bingen, commanding a view of the Rhine and the vine-terraced hills, which are bathed in warm afternoon sunlight. Under the mopheaded acacias, CULCHARD and PODBURY are sitting smoking. At a little distance from them, are a Young Married Couple, whose honeymoon is apparently in its last quarter._
The Bridegroom (_lazily, to Bride, as she draws another chair towards her for a foot-rest_). How many more chairs do you want?
Bride (_without looking at him_). I should think you could spare me one--you can hardly sit on three at once!
[_After this interchange of amenities, they consider themselves absolved from any further conversational efforts._
_Podb._ (_to CULCH., resuming a di
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