00 IN A WINTER CITY,
sedulously in the open air, and would not omit
the sacred ceremonial for anything—unless,
indeed, it rained.
Perhaps after aU FloraUa reads aright the
generation that visits it. The Uex shadows and
the cedar-groves need VfrgU and Horace, Tasso
and Petrarca, Milton and Shelley.
The Lady Hilda, who never by any chance
paused in the piazzone, had stopped a moment
there to please Madame MUa, who, in the loveUest
Incroyable bonnet, was seated beside her.
The men of their acquaintance flocked up to
the victoria. Lady Hilda paid them scanty
attention, and occupied herself buying flowers
of the poor women who lifted their fragrant
basket-loads to the carriage. Madame MUa
chattered Uke the brightest of parrakeets, and
was clamorous for news.
" Quid nori?" is the cry in FloraUa from morn¬
ing till night, as in Athens. The most popular
people are those who, when the article is not to
be had of original growth, can manufacture it
PoUtical news nobody attends to in Floralia;
financial news interests society a Uttle more, be-