The happiness of Miss Smith
was quite equal to her intentions.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
Thus he learned that, after long persecutions, Smith reappeared in Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on the Mississippi, numbering twenty-five thousand souls, of which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief; that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and that finally, being drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks.
Anne found in Mrs Smith the good sense and agreeable manners which she had almost ventured to depend on, and a disposition to converse and be cheerful beyond her expectation.
There had been a time, Mrs Smith told her, when her spirits had nearly failed.
He was James Smith
, who conducted the orchestra at the old Imperial Theatre.
The lad with the turned-up sleeve gave the smith
a blow in the face and cried wildly: "They're fighting us, lads
leaning all the time upon his colleague's shoulder.
was known far and wide as the weakest of weak-kneed and snivelling cowards.
, for I wanted a steam launch, and I have heard good reports of the--Let me see, what is her name?
also informs me that the vegetation has a rapid growth; no sooner is a part consumed, than its place is supplied by a fresh stock.
added to that world of waters which harbours so many queer fishes.
this was another evidence of her stupidity; on the other hand, her want of charm, in view of Smith
's well-known frivolousness, was a great rec- commendation.
Everyone turned round and peered at the pathway which wound across the plain below, along which was indeed walking, at his own huge stride and with a hammer on his shoulder, Simeon the smith
Do you know, I'm not frightfully keen on the name Smith