Why, mum, look at the printed cottons now, an' what they was when you wore 'em,--why, you wouldn't put such a thing on now, I can see.
you , mum; no, no; I'm a imperent chap, as you say,--these times makes folks imperent,--but I'm not up to the mark o' that."
"We'll keep mum, but there ain't any need to tell who you are if you ain't Jubiter Dunlap."
You keep mum. Swear you'll keep mum--swear you'll never, never tell on me.
The little kitchen-maid on her promotion was standing at her mistress's side, quite delighted during the operation, and wagging her head up and down and crying, "Lor, Mum,
"Law, Betsy, how could you go for to tell such a wicked story!" said Hester, the little kitchen-maid late on her promotion--"and to Madame Crawley, so good and kind, and his Rev'rince (with a curtsey), and you may search all MY boxes, Mum, I'm sure, and here's my keys as I'm an honest girl, though of pore parents and workhouse bred--and if you find so much as a beggarly bit of lace or a silk stocking out of all the gownds as YOU'VE had the picking of, may I never go to church agin."
He does the queerest things, but he is so good to me I can't help loving him"; and, nestling closer to little Mum
, Rose told all that had happened, ending with a rapturous account of the splendid box.
'I think she might have been mistrustful, mum,' returned Sloppy with submission, 'of standing in Our Johnny's light.
'No mum, but she might have thought (as a habit-like) of its standing in Johnny's light, and might have tried to bring him through it unbeknownst.'
'The weight o' the pair, mum
,' said George, eyeing them with the look of a man who was calculating within half an ounce or so,
Seth looked a little conscious, and began to be slower in his preparations for going, but Mum
Taft broke silence, and said, "Aye, aye, Adam lad, ye talk like a young un.
'I'm afeered, mum
,' said Sam, 'that this here gen'l'm'n, with the twist in his countenance, feels rather thirsty, with the melancholy spectacle afore him.