From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future. --I will ask you, therefore, my dear boys, to put away from your minds during these few days all worldly thoughts, whether of study or pleasure or ambition, and to give all your attention to the state of your souls. " "So have I mine," she replied; after which she added: "What is he like?" "I've been dying to tell you. Some of them were unforeseen; many of them momentous and far-reaching in their consequences to ourselves and our relations with the rest of the world.