Mademoiselle Bourienne, too, seemed passionately fond of the boy, and Princess Mary often deprived herself to give her friend the pleasure of dandling
the little angel- as she called her nephew- and playing with him.
We grew meditative and wondered if, some forty years ago, when the mother of that ghastly thing was dandling
it upon her knee, and kissing it and petting it and displaying it with satisfied pride to the passers-by, a prophetic vision of this dread ending ever flitted through her brain.
Pondering upon the advisability of this step, and the sensation it was likely to create in the neighbourhood, Mr Kenwigs betook himself to the sitting-room, where various extremely diminutive articles of clothing were airing on a horse before the fire, and Mr Lumbey, the doctor, was dandling
the baby--that is, the old baby--not the new one.
From one issue the notes of a piano, which a young lady in ringlets practises six hours daily, to the delight of the fellow- lodgers: at another, lovely Polly, the nurse-maid, may be seen dandling
Master Omnium in her arms: whilst Jacob, his papa, is beheld eating prawns, and devouring the Times for breakfast, at the window below.
And this," said he, dandling
my hands up and down in his, as he puffed at his pipe; "and this is the gentleman what I made
The priest comes along dandling
his charge as if it were a lachrymose infant he was endeavouring to put into a good humour.
Early on the third day after the murder, when they were still dandling
Koch and Pestryakov--though they accounted for every step they took and it was as plain as a pikestaff- an unexpected fact turned up.
He amused himself by releasing the waving volume of her hair, by dandling
her on his knee; there was something of madness in these expressions of his love.
He is leaning forward with his elbows resting on his knees, and dandling
his favourite bat, with which he has made thirty or forty runs to-day, in his strong brown hands.
The other reason the early biographies are so poor is that, one suspects, O'Faolain wrote them while the kettle was boiling, a pipe in the corner of his mouth, and his baby daughter Julia dandling
on his knee.
Peter had a habit of touching things that weren't his, and he was doing it again, his fingers dandling
the red pen I had laid on the table.
The intimate nature of the black-and-white snapshots only enhances the disconcerting effect of seeing a tyrant dandling
children in his lap--a queasiness exacerbated by the accompaniment of Dmitri Shostakovich's jaunty, wildly popular, and insidiously catchy "Second Waltz," recently revived after a long disappearance owing to the fact that the composer fell from favor under the Soviet regime and lost many friends to the Great Terror.