But here the constable interposed with the constitutional principle 'words be blowed;' observing that words were but spoon-meat for babes and sucklings
, and that oaths were the food for strong men.
Their mother when she had borne them and had done suckling
them sent them to the Thrinacian island, which was a long way off, to live there and look after their father's flocks and herds.
He did not compare the new finger marks unintentionally left by Tom a few minutes before on Roxy's glass with the tracings of the marks left on the knife handle, there being no need for that (for his trained eye), but busied himself with another matter, muttering from time to time, "Idiot that I was!-- Nothing but a GIRL would do me--a man in girl's clothes never occurred to me." First, he hunted out the plate containing the fingerprints made by Tom when he was twelve years old, and laid it by itself; then he brought forth the marks made by Tom's baby fingers when he was a suckling
of seven months, and placed these two plates with the one containing this subject's newly
In the van was a cart with a coffin in it, and on the coffin sat a comely young girl of about eighteen suckling
a baby, which she squeezed to her breast in a passion of love every little while, and every little while wiped from its face the tears which her eyes rained down upon it; and always the foolish little thing smiled up at her, happy and content, knead- ing her breast with its dimpled fat hand, which she patted and fondled right over her breaking heart.
There were more seals than anything else, forming distinct groups, male and female, the father watching over his family, the mother suckling
her little ones, some already strong enough to go a few steps.
Bethink thee, if thou dost relapse into thine infidelity, though thou are not so tender as a suckling
pig I would I had one to break my fast upon thou art not too tough to be roasted!
Her nose was exactly regular, and her mouth, in which were two rows of ivory, exactly answered Sir John Suckling
's description in those lines:--
Well, I have never set up for a man of the world, though sometimes when I have heard the Lovelaces of the day hinting mysteriously at their secret sins or boasting of their florid gallantries, I have remembered the last verse of Suckling
's "Ballad of a Wedding," which, no doubt, the reader knows as well as I, and if not, it will increase his acquaintance with our brave old poetry to look it up.
's seat;"a comparison of Hartfield to Maple Grove.
At her table there were extra dishes at dinner, and the servants had vodka and roast goose or suckling