Importance of a Definition.--Lie Positive, and Lie Negative.--Speech and Act.--Element of Intention.--Concealment Justifiable, and Concealment Unjustifiable.--Witness in Court.--Concealment that is Right.--Concealment that is Sinful.--First Duty of Fallen Man.--Brutal Frankness.--Indecent Exposure of Personal Opinion.--Lie Never Tolerable as Means of Concealing.--False Leg or Eye.--Duty of Disclosure Conditioned on Relations to Others.--Deception Purposed, and Resultant Deception.--Limits of Responsibility for Results of Action.--Surgeon Refusing to Leave Patient.--Father with Drowning Child.--Mother and Wife Choosing.--Others Self-Deceived concerning Us.--Facial Expression.--"A Blind Patch.
KOLMER, JOHN A. Principles and practice of chemotherapy.
And mother," he cried, with a softening of repose upon his face, his limbs relaxing, his form sinking with a luxurious ease in his bed,--"mother can come and take care of me."
Nor even to "mother's bedroom"--mother's bedroom being indeed at the mercy of any profane and marauding member of the family, a sort of market-place for the transaction of affairs.
There are only two of them, I believe,--mother and daughter.
"Cannot guess?--Mother Nativity."
--Measurements.--Comparison between male and female.--Number of young at a birth.--The young cubs.--Mother teaching cubs to kill.
And Mrs. Harvey D.--Mother--say, she can't do enough for me!
Kneel down an' pray,--the Lord's Prayer,--that's enough,--mother taught me that,"--baring his gray head, while Gaunt, his worn face turned to the sky, said the old words over. "
Wing-cheek chairs of cozy depths told of old-time fireside dreams; a work-table with attenuated legs called to mind the wearisome needlework of our foremothers; and a brass warming-pan carried us back to the times when only such devices could make tolerable the frigid winter beds of our ancestors.
With a cry of horror, he sprang forward;--"Mother!
"The best thing you can do," said Jenny, "for the time being, at all events, is to come home with me, godmother.
Why, man!--I am thy children's godmother-- I nursed thy wife myself in the black sickness-- Art thou a bird, that when the old tree falls, Flits off, and sings in the sapling?
I am quite against this moderate form, which consists in making a Baptist child own that he is to believe what his godfathers and godmothers promised for him--he having neither godfathers nor godmothers.
And as for what fruit will spring from it, I have seen, by experience, the blessing of godfathership and godmothership, where it is really carried out; how it will knit together, in sacred bonds of friendship, not merely the children, but the grown persons of different families, and give them a fellow-feeling, a mutual interest, which will prevent a hundred quarrels and coldnesses among frail human creatures.
A gleeful, hearty peal of laughter came from Teddy, and was heard in the adjoining room by his grandmother with comfort.
"She was a Mahony of Dunlow, Margaret ni Mahony; and my grandmother--."
I have, in my collection, a little Divinity, consisting mostly of quaint Quaker books bequeathed to me by my grandmother,--a little Philosophy, a little Physic, a little Law, a little History, a little Fiction, and a deal of Nondescript stuff.
On that brief walk Sheila was fathered, brothered, grandfathered, husbanded, and befriended and on the porch, all in the person of Mrs. Lander, she was mothered, sistered, and grandmothered.
Mr. Beresford-Hope, in one of his novels, made excellent fun of what he called "the sacred circle of the Great-Grandmotherhood."
As usual he devoted his vivacious intellect chiefly to Looney, in whose progress he expressed an almost grandmotherly interest.
We shall not now stay to quarrel about sir Archy's great-grandmother.--Maepherson, Dissertation upon Ossian.
And then her grandmother----No, there was no possibility.
'Oh, these poor grandmothers!'
My grandmother's grandmother,--said the little man.--Hanged for a witch.
His grandfathers and grandmothers;--if none, iv.
The earliest known deer, belonging to the genus Dremotherium, or Amphitragulus, from the middle Tertiary of France, were of small size and had four toes, canine teeth and no antlers.
We're all your friends,--grandmother and I and Will and Tom; and we know how sweet and innocent you are.
My old gran'mother used to tell me, whin I refused to go to the school that was kip be an owld man as tuck his fees out in murphies and potheen,--says she, 'Ah!
Howly Pipers!--that danced at me--gran'-mother's weddin'--when the divvle--called the chune!"
Just over the ragged line that marked the lowermost limits of the destructive fury of the conquerors, and inside the section which remained intact, we traversed a narrow street called--most appropriately, I thought--the Street of Paul the Penitent, and passed a little house on the shutters of which was written, in chalked German script, these words: "A Grossmutter"--grandmother--"ninety-six years old lives here.
Stay but one moment;--stay, And thine own Child shall draw thee back again Down here, to mother him,--mother us all!
And stepping into the scullery, where old Josyna was washing some dishes, he addressed her--"Mother, I'm sadly afraid this great fire will reach us before our master will allow us to move.
And throwing herself on her knees at her mother's feet, she grasped both her hands and looked into her face imploringly,--"Mother!
She registered as "housekeeper" and a housekeeper she must indeed have been, with all her outside interests a busy housemother.
And unfortunately precisely in the degree that the paid domestic worker is able to make better arrangements in return for her services, whether as resident or as visiting employe, many housemothers are likely for a time to find conditions press yet more severely upon themselves.
The others fed this in a cautious manner, so as not to smother it by too much fuel.
I ought to have told you that mother"--she hesitated and looked at the old man--"mother isn't up at the cabin any more.
"But I wonder what they are doing there, this morning,--mother, and the girls, and dear little Dabney."
MOTHER," said he, still louder, but yet there was no response.
~Mother of the wheatlands, Mother of the plums, Mother of the vineyard -- All that loves and grows -- Such a living glory To the dreamer comes, Mystic as a wheat-song, Mighty as a rose!
"--"Mother's folks was wealthy.
But in law, physic, and divinity, folks had sooner be poisoned in Latin, than saved in the mother- tongue.
My mother--" she said and stopped.
His mother----" "Oh, yes, she has gone to England."
So spake our general Mother,-- X. * * * * * No.
On February 4, 1820, he writes to his mother:-- "I received your good letter of the 19th and 22d ult.,
You are Idonea's Mother?-- Nay, be not terrified--it does me good To look upon you.
=His Little Mother.= Miss Mulock's short stories for children are a constant source of delight to them, and "His Little Mother," in this new and attractive dress, will be welcomed by hosts of youthful readers.