The letters, eleven in all, were not from Ouray, but to a Ouray minister's wife, from her sister, a Boston matron.
She was a minister's wife and did lots of good for folks.
Why would a minister's wife have a code book?
No. But any code a minister's wife of the last century put together can't be all that sophisticated, can it?
Not only this here coded notebook but questions like why was a minister's wife squirreling away $27.50 in gold coins in her comb?
That doesn't sound like any minister's wife I ever knew!
At least she's casting herself as a minister's wife and not a soiled dove.
But Edith's Annie was a minister's wife, not a common prostitute.
It contained many and terrible truths as to the royal refusal to sanction the decrees and as to the king's position in the state; but it was inconsistent with a minister's position, disrespectful if not insolent in tone.
From this time forth she led the life of a woman of letters, writing novels, of which The Minister's Wooing (18J9) is best known, and many studies of social life in the form both of fiction and essay.
It was clear that the system with which the murdered minister's name had been associated stood all but universally condemned, and in the appointment of the conciliatory Prince Sviatopolk-Mirski as his successor the tsar himself seemed to concede the necessity for a change of policy.
In consequence of his prominence as a labour protagonist of the war, his life was threatened, along with the Prime Minister's, by the conspiracy of a Derby family of anarchists, who were duly convicted, and sentenced to considerable terms of penal servitude, in March 1917.
The office of peshwa then became hereditary in the minister's family, xvII.
Retz received no preferment of importance during Richelieu's life, and even after the minister's death, though he was presented to Louis XIII.
The House passed by an enormous majority a resolution (introduced on June 25) "that in order to give effect to the will of the people, as expressed by their representatives, it is necessary that the power of the other House to alter or reject bills passed by this House should be so restricted by law as to secure that within the limits of a single parliament the final decision of the Commons shall prevail"; but the prime minister's explanation that statutory provision should be made for two or three successive private conferences between the two Houses as to any bill in dispute at intervals of about six months, and that, only after that, the bill in question should be finally sent up by the Commons with the intimation that unless passed in that form it would become law over their heads, was obviously not what was wanted by enthusiastic opponents of the second chamber.
For much of all this the prime minister's colleagues were primarily responsible; but he himself had given a lead to the anti-militarist section by prominently advocating international disarmament, and the marked rebuff to the British proposals at the Hague conference of 1907 exposed alike the futility of this Radical ideal and the general inadequacy of the prime minister's policy of pacificism.
But meeting his old enemy Beauregard in one of the minister's rooms and making an offensive remark, he was waylaid by Beauregard some time after in a less privileged place and soundly beaten.
The necessary arrangements for business in the House of Commons be made in the prime minister's absence.
But when Mr. Asquith's Ministry fell he retired from office along with that minister's principal colleagues.
Alexander was also an idealist, but his ideals were apt to centre in himself; his dislike and distrust of talents that overshadowed his own were disarmed for a while by the singular charm of Speranski's personality, but sooner or later he was bound to discover that he himself was regarded as but the most potent instrument for the attainment of that ideal end, a regenerated Russia, which was his minister's sole preoccupation.
He was surrounded with spies who reported, none too accurately, the minister's somewhat sharp criticisms of the emperor's acts; he had even had the supreme presumption to advise Alexander not to take the chief command in the coming campaign.
A parliamentary majority was now secured for the minister's policy by bribery and threats, and with the aid of Henry Fox, who deserted his party to become leader of the Commons.
The definitive peace of Paris was signed on the 10th of February 1763, and a wholesale proscription of the Whigs was begun, the most insignificant adherents of the fallen party, including widows, menial servants and schoolboys, incurring the minister's mean vengeance.
The murderer was instigated by Prince Selim, afterwards Jahangir, who had become jealous of the minister's influence.
Prince Andrew's joyous feeling was considerably weakened as he approached the door of the minister's room.
A wax candle stood at each side of the minister's bent bald head with its gray temples.
The little princess and Mademoiselle Bourienne had already received from Masha, the lady's maid, the necessary report of how handsome the minister's son was, with his rosy cheeks and dark eyebrows, and with what difficulty the father had dragged his legs upstairs while the son had followed him like an eagle, three steps at a time.
After some others had been shown in and out of the minister's room by the adjutant on duty, an officer who struck Prince Andrew by his humiliated and frightened air was admitted at that terrible door.