"The mater will be delighted to see you again--after all those years," he added.
She's the mater's factotum, companion, Jack of all trades!
"It's not about the pen-holder I care," said Philip, in a trembling voice, "only it was given me by my mater
, just before she died."
Tell the mater
I shall be home to dinner, Geraldine.
whose the picture, he could not leave it there in the dust, and he raised it; but then curiosity got the better of him.
"Why, madam, you've never been in bed this blessed night," burst out Tantripp, looking first at the bed and then at Dorothea's face, which in spite of bathing had the pale cheeks and pink eyelids of a mater
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater
. The truth was that as I sat in the Tyler library at Santa Monica I commenced to feel a trifle foolish and to wish that I had merely forwarded the manuscript by express instead of bearing it personally, for I confess that I do not enjoy being laughed at.
"Lady Carey," he said, "they're all gone but the mater
She was communis mater
the mother of all Christians.
Even those that were well were sure that it was only a mater
of days when the sickness would catch them and carry them off.
will be very glad to see you," he mumbled.
It may be mentioned that, once the run of a piece had begun, he was sufficiently volatile, and in private life he was almost excessively so--a fact which had been noted at an early date by the keen-eyed authorities of his University, the discovery leading to his tearing himself away from Alma Mater
by request with some suddenness.