'His sister Mary Ann
will require watching,' continued she, 'but she is a very good girl upon the whole; though I wish her to be kept out of the nursery as much as possible, as she is now almost six years old, and might acquire bad habits from the nurses.
An elder was likewise there, who had made a pilgrimage of a thousand miles from a village of the faithful in Kentucky, to visit his spiritual kindred, the children of the sainted mother Ann
. He had partaken of the homely abundance of their tables, had quaffed the far-famed Shaker cider, and had joined in the sacred dance, every step of which is believed to alienate the enthusiast from earth, and bear him onward to heavenly purity and bliss.
Besides, Mary Ann
, the maid, didn't like fires all over the place.
I might have married him and been most awful miserable, like my poor cousin, Jane Ann
. Jane Ann
married a rich man she didn't care anything about, and she hasn't the life of a dog.
The children of the neighbourhood were afraid of the hard-featured shrew who presided over the Bartell house; but, summoning their resolution, they rang the bell and told Ann
Bartell of the accident.
Very soon the Rabbit noticed Alice, as she went hunting about, and called out to her in an angry tone, `Why, Mary Ann
, what ARE you doing out here?
I discovered in one of my friend's precious publications--the Life, Letters, and Labours of Miss Jane Ann
Stamper, forty-fourth edition--passages which bore with a marvellous appropriateness on Rachel's present position.
"Hadn't you better, now that Miss Sedley is free, propose for her yourself, William?" Miss Ann
This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it, or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann
Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine.
The stone was just broad enough to accommodate, comfortably, another girl and me, at that time my chosen comrade--one Mary Ann
Wilson; a shrewd, observant personage, whose society I took pleasure in, partly because she was witty and original, and partly because she had a manner which set me at my ease.
Indeed, to tell the truth, I had dreaded to find a "Mary Jones" or an "Ann
Williams"-- but Sylvia Joy!
"Only two hours," she sighed "That will be half past one; mother will be at cousin Ann
's, the children at home will have had their dinner, and Hannah cleared all away.