There is a lovely old-fashioned pearl set in the treasure chest, but Mother
said real flowers were the prettiest ornament for a young girl, and Laurie promised to send me all I want," replied Meg.
Often the mothers
brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
While the husbandman shrank back from the dangerous passes, within the safer boundaries of the more ancient settlements, armies larger than those that had often disposed of the scepters of the mother
countries, were seen to bury themselves in these forests, whence they rarely returned but in skeleton bands, that were haggard with care or dejected by defeat.
, with a morbid purpose that may be better understood hereafter, had bought the richest tissues that could be procured, and allowed her imaginative faculty its full play in the arrangement and decoration of the dresses which the child wore before the public eye.
He found favor in the eyes of the mothers
by petting the children, particularly the youngest; and like the lion bold, which whilom so magnanimously the lamb did hold, he would sit with a child on one knee, and rock a cradle with his foot for whole hours together.
Of the mother
who sews by candlelight in her tenement garret, weary and weeping, smitten with the mortal hunger of her babes
Generally the most indulgent and easy to be entreated of all mothers
, still her boys had a very reverent remembrance of a most vehement chastisement she once bestowed on them, because she found them leagued with several graceless boys of the neighborhood, stoning a defenceless kitten.
And so, a member of the family she remained, and has held that position unchallenged ever since, and holds it now; for when my mother
sent her here from San Bernardino when we learned that Cathy was coming, she only changed from one division of the family to the other.
He tore through the narrow streets and around the sharp curves like a moving earthquake, showering his volleys as he went, and before him swept a continuous tidal wave of scampering children, ducks, cats, and mothers
clasping babies which they had snatched out of the way of the coming destruction; and as this living wave washed aside, along the walls, its elements, being safe, forgot their fears and turned their admiring gaze upon that gallant driver till he thundered around the next curve and was lost to sight.
Huckleberry was cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers
of the town, because he was idle and law- less and vulgar and bad -- and because all their children admired him so, and delighted in his forbidden society, and wished they dared to be like him.
Big things took the place of trifling ones,--sacred sorrows of wives and mothers
, pangs of fathers and husbands, self-denials, sympathies, new desire to bear one another's burdens.
It is a common custom, in the part of Maryland from which I ran away, to part children from their mothers
at a very early age.