her head, and said, "That is all talk, that is all talk. Do you know

were again in the green beechwood, where the thyme breathed forth same piece of stuff; they can go and lie down where they like, and one can brew all their prattle, and have it all the better and cheaper.

(looking up at the incredible ornation in the building)

Hermione giggled.

evening at its post for the last time, giving light to the street. His

his dream, saying, "Ah, yes, remember me, you Danish people, keep me in your memory, I will come to you in the hour of need."

We often walk in the Tuileries Gardens, for they are lovely, though the antique Luxembourg Gardens suit me better. Pere la Chaise is very curious, for many of the tombs are like small rooms, and looking in, one sees a table, with images or pictures of the dead, and chairs for the mourners to sit in when they come to lament. That is so Frenchy.

And now let us pass under review the examiners themselves; what willtheir examination be, and how conducted? During the life of these men,whom the whole state counts worthy of the rewards of virtue, theyshall have the first seat at all public assemblies, and at allHellenic sacrifices and sacred missions, and other public and holyceremonies in which they share. The chiefs of each sacred missionshall be selected from them, and they only of all the citizens shallbe adorned with a crown of laurel; they shall all be priests of Apolloand Helios; and one of them, who is judged first of the priestscreated in that year, shall be high priest; and they shall write uphis name in each year to be a measure of time as long as the citylasts; and after their death they shall be laid out and carried to thegrave and entombed in a manner different from the other citizens. Theyshall be decked in a robe all of white, and there shall be no cryingor lamentation over them; but a chorus of fifteen maidens, and anotherof boys, shall stand around the bier on either side, hymning thepraises of the departed priests in alternate responses, declaringtheir blessedness in song all day long; and at dawn a hundred of theyouths who practise gymnastic and whom the relations of the departedshall choose, shall carry the bier to the sepulchre, the young menmarching first, dressed in the garb of warriors-the cavalry with theirhorses, the heavy-armed with their arms, and the others in likemanner. And boys neat the bier and in front of it shall sing theirnational hymn, and maidens shall follow behind, and with them thewomen who have passed the age of childbearing; next, although they areinterdicted from other burials, let priests and priestesses follow,unless the Pythian oracle forbid them; for this burial is free frompollution. The place of burial shall be an oblong vaulted chamberunderground, constructed of tufa, which will last for ever, havingstone couches placed side by side. And here they will lay theblessed person, and cover the sepulchre with a circular mound of earthand plant a grove of trees around on every side but one; and on thatside the sepulchre shall be allowed to extend for ever, and a newmound will not be required. Every year they shall have contests inmusic and gymnastics, and in horsemanship, in honour of the dead.These are the honours which shall be given to those who at theexamination are found blameless; but if any of them, trusting to thescrutiny being over, should, after the judgment has been given,manifest the wickedness of human nature, let the law ordain that hewho pleases shall indict him, and let the cause be tried in thefollowing manner. In the first place, the court shall be composed ofthe guardians of the law, and to them the surviving examiners shall beadded, as well as the court of select judges; and let the pursuerlay his indictment in this form-he shall say that so-and-so isunworthy of the prize of virtue and of his office; and if thedefendant be convicted let him be deprived of his office, and of theburial, and of the other honours given him. But if the prosecutor donot obtain the fifth part of the votes, let him, if he be of the firstdass, pay twelve minae, and eight if he be of the second class, andsix if he be of the third dass, and two minae if he be of the fourthclass.