'That's a curious association of ideas, is it not, mama?'
'I should say there was not a doubt about it, mama,' returned Kate, with a cheerful smile.
Kate laughingly replied that she was quite convinced; and as her mama still appeared undetermined whether it was not absolutely essential that the subject should be renewed, proposed that they should take their work into the summer-house, and enjoy the beauty of the afternoon.
'Dear mama,' returned Kate, hastily, 'take this seat--do--to oblige me, mama.'
'Mama,' said Kate, bending over her work so that her face was almost hidden, 'before you were married--'
The said Eliza, John, and Georgiana were now clustered round their mama in the drawing-room: she lay reclined on a sofa by the fireside, and with her darlings about her (for the time neither quarrelling nor crying) looked perfectly happy.
(calling to his sisters) Joan is not here: tell mama she is run out into the rain--bad animal!"
He ought now to have been at school; but his mama had taken him home for a month or two, "on account of his delicate health." Mr.
"That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat!"
"You have no business to take our books; you are a dependent, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not to live here with gentlemen's children like us, and eat the same meals we do, and wear clothes at our mama's expense.
mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night!
Mama, the more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.