I am only a beggar's brat
, as the Eye of Beauty has said,' he wailed in extravagant terror.
Here, you Jim, git up, now, while I belt yer life out, you damned disorderly brat
Here he says he soon felt the change from being a single indulged brat
, to becoming the member of a large family.
But therein, as I found, dwelt now John Field, an Irishman, and his wife, and several children, from the broad-faced boy who assisted his father at his work, and now came running by his side from the bog to escape the rain, to the wrinkled, sibyl-like, cone-headed infant that sat upon its father's knee as in the palaces of nobles, and looked out from its home in the midst of wet and hunger inquisitively upon the stranger, with the privilege of infancy, not knowing but it was the last of a noble line, and the hope and cynosure of the world, instead of John Field's poor starveling brat
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim to adopt the little brat
, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.
Becky would have liked to leave the little brat
behind, and would have done so but for Lady Jane's urgent invitations to the youngster, and the symptoms of revolt and discontent which Rawdon manifested at her neglect of her son.
He talks of friends to me--talks of relations to a man whose mother died the death in store for her son, and left him, a hungry brat
, without a face he knew in all the world
Let tinkers' brats
do tinkerings; we are their betters.
Then there were crying brats
, and all sorts of misery; a man would have had to be a good deal of a hero to stand it all without grumbling, and Jonas was not in the least a hero--he was simply a weatherbeaten old fellow who liked to have a good supper and sit in the corner by the fire and smoke his pipe in peace before he went to bed.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats
, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
The idea of our having to record in the same book with brats
But the room seemed a palace to the brats
of the corps de ballet, who were lodged in common dressing-rooms where they spent their time singing, quarreling, smacking the dressers and hair-dressers and buying one another glasses of cassis, beer, or even rhum, until the call-boy's bell rang.