I reckon I hain't raised such a scamp
as my Tom all these years not to know him when I SEE him.
No wonder that with her admirably dressed, abundant hair, thickly sprinkled with white threads and adding to her elegant aspect the piquant distinction of a powdered coiffure--no wonder, I say, that she clung desperately to her last infatuation for that graceless young scamp
, even to the extent of hatching for him that amazing plot.
He put my hand down twice, the young scamp
." He turned suddenly to Dede.
When I was respectably settled at home, this gentleman would not so much as look at me without a frown; and now, when I was a scamp
, in prison, he mercifully and fraternally came to condole with me on my misfortunes.
"Comrades," suddenly shouted one of the young scamps
from the window, "La Esmeralda!
"Mothers don't know anything," answered those scamps
Now, D'Artagnan, when he left Calais with his ten scamps, would have hesitated as little in attacking a Goliath, a Nebuchadnezzar, or a Holofernes as he would in crossing swords with a recruit or caviling with a landlady.
To be laughed at by a king may be tolerable, but by the horse-boys and scamps of the army!
They wept over it as they sang it, the graceless young scamps
who had all broken their mothers' prides, and I sang with them, and wept with them, and luxuriated in the pathos and the tragedy of it, and struggled to make glimmering inebriated generalisations on life and romance.
My cherries have all been stolen by those scamps
of Gilman boys from the Glen."
And a full presentation was held for the eight-year-old Scamp
, who was nominated by several councils across the country.
was nominated by several councils across the country.