The truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.
Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.