He had learnt what little he knew of the laws of Latin verse from a ragged book written by a Portuguese priest. I could perhaps do that still-- Cranly cut him short by asking: --Has your mother had a happy life? --How do I know? Stephen said. Company, elsewhere a source of comfort to the afflicted, will be there a continual torment: knowledge, so much longed for as the chief good of the intellect, will there be hated worse than ignorance: light, so much coveted by all creatures from the lord of creation down to the humblest plant in the forest, will be loathed intensely. The prosperity of Porto Rico continues unabated.