Mme. Tolstoí is a remarkable wo man, wlio received a diploma froin the Moscow university at the ag-e of 17, wis married when sbe. was 18, and lier lm.-,1 --i ml twenty years older, and is dow, alter thirty-one years of married Ufe, the mother of nine cbildren, and her husband's potent aid in his literary labors. Ur.til her chiiren are 10 yearp old she makes all t!ieir elothes. Shc copies and recopie". Ixpf husband's tDanuseript, a task the d;fticulty oí' which is iuereased by the selï-invented shorthand in which Count Tolstoi setij down his composición.