Ruby, is--is it something you ain't telling mama?"
June 6, 1833, POTSDAM At a little before eleven this morning, Mary, Ginkie, Henry, Mr. Lettsom and I set off from Berlin in a very curious rickety machine of a carriage, to leave Mama for a whole day and night, which feels very impossible, and is the best sign of her (health) that one could have.
"I was born during the War soon after Master Munkilwell took mama over.
"I am David Copperfield, of Blunderstone, in Suffolk--where you came, on the night when I was born, and saw my dear mama.
He owned my mama.
I will ask mama which of us is likely to get at the truth; I, who am in England and can see and hear all their motives for acting as they have done; or mama, who gets her information from the Federal papers, second-hand, with numerous additions and improvements made to answer party purposes, distorted and misrepresented?
Mathilde was saying to herself: "Of course I knew Pete's charm would win Mama at last, but even I did not suppose he could do it the very first evening."
They never whooped mama.
"Since freedom some people tried to steal my mama.
"I--me and Lester--Lester and me were talking, mama--when the engagement's announced next week--a reception--" "We can clear out this room, move the bed out of gramaw's room into ours, and serve the ice-cream and cake in--" "Oh, mama, I don't mean--that!"
It was after his wife died that he sold mama to Jim Alexander's papa.
Baby, when you talk like that it's you that scares mama!"
"Why didn't money save me my mama?"
He was a bachelor, had a little store, and he overcome mama.
I cannot say I was surprised, for it is what might be expected from Charlestown people.... As to returning home in the way I mentioned mama need not be at all uneasy on that score.
"The way my mother and father happened to meet--my old master hired my daddy to do some work for him and he met my mama that way.
I only wish you now had it to relieve your minds from anxiety, for, while I am writing, I can imagine mama wishing that she could hear of my arrival, and thinking of thousands of accidents that may have befallen me, and I wish that in an instant I could communicate the information; but three thousand miles are not passed over in an instant and we must wait four long weeks before we can hear from each other."
I remember hearing my mama many a night ask God to help her through the struggle with her children.
No, dear, you cannot help dress baby, but you may hand mama the clothes."
When my stepfather was mustered out at De Valls Bluff he come to Miss (Mrs.) Holland's and got mama and took her on wid him.
Don't fool mama, baby."
"Come, Rafael," the woman continued affectionately, "don't be a child and try to pass off the fibs boys use to deceive mama with.
To some fair damsel, who, intent to charm, Declares she thinks the weather fine and warm, Such words as these address her trembling ear-- "I really think we shall have rain, my dear; Pray do not go, my love," cries soft mama; "You shall not go, that's flat," cries stern papa.
She was moving in the direction of the nearest telephone, but she said over her shoulder: "Oh, well, I think you did pretty well for yourself when you chose Mama."
Of course, I mean it was the white people that moved, but they carried mama and us with them.
They called her mama an' they called me papa, a sufficiently singular situation.
One of these boys was my papa and I told you the old man bought my mama from Master Barton for his colored son.
He said, 'They are going to bury mama in a heep (deep) hole.
Seemed like that was her right, somehow, after all thet had passed 'twixt him an' her; an' in all her baby-talk to him I took notice she'd bring the "mama" in constant.
Anywhere else my duties and occupations would be light, and my pleasures would be so not in name only.... How could I beg Mama, as I used to do, to have more parties and dinners and balls!