合胜平台 IT was talking one night with a certain prince, one of the banishedministers of state belonging to the Czar, that the discourse of myparticular case began. He had been telling me abundance of finethings of the greatness, the magnificence, the dominions, and theabsolute power of the Emperor of the Russians: I interrupted him,and told him I was a greater and more powerful prince than ever theCzar was, though my dominion were not so large, or my people somany. The Russian grandee looked a little surprised, and, fixinghis eyes steadily upon me, began to wonder what I meant. I saidhis wonder would cease when I had explained myself, and told himthe story at large of my living in the island; and then how Imanaged both myself and the people that were under me, just as Ihave since minuted it down. They were exceedingly taken with thestory, and especially the prince, who told me, with a sigh, thatthe true greatness of life was to be masters of ourselves; that hewould not have exchanged such a state of life as mine to be Czar ofMuscovy; and that he found more felicity in the retirement heseemed to be banished to there, than ever he found in the highestauthority he enjoyed in the court of his master the Czar; that theheight of human wisdom was to bring our tempers down to ourcircumstances, and to make a calm within, under the weight of thegreatest storms without. When he came first hither, he said, heused to tear the hair from his head, and the clothes from his back,as others had done before him; but a little time and considerationhad made him look into himself, as well as round him to thingswithout; that he found the mind of man, if it was but once broughtto reflect upon the state of universal life, and how little thisworld was concerned in its true felicity, was perfectly capable ofmaking a felicity for itself, fully satisfying to itself, andsuitable to its own best ends and desires, with but very littleassistance from the world. That being now deprived of all thefancied felicity which he enjoyed in the full exercise of worldlypleasures, he said he was at leisure to look upon the dark side ofthem, where he found all manner of deformity; and was now convincedthat virtue only makes a man truly wise, rich, and great, andpreserves him in the way to a superior happiness in a future state;and in this, he said, they were more happy in their banishment thanall their enemies were, who had the full possession of all thewealth and power they had left behind them. "Nor, sir," says he,"do I bring my mind to this politically, from the necessity of mycircumstances, which some call miserable; but, if I know anythingof myself, I would not now go back, though the Czar my mastershould call me, and reinstate me in all my former grandeur."
合胜平台合胜平台合胜平台WIFE. - No laugh; why laugh me? This no ting to laugh.
合胜平台合胜平台[He was justly reproved by his wife, for she was more serious thanhe at first.]合胜平台合胜平台合胜平台W.A. - That's true, indeed; I will not laugh any more, my dear.合胜平台
合胜平台WIFE. - Why you say you God makee all?合胜平台合胜平台详情