's impassioned state had been the medium through which were transmitted to the unborn infant the rays of its moral life; and, however white and clear originally, they had taken the deep stains of crimson and gold, the fiery lustre, the black shadow, and the untempered light of the intervening substance.
When he was thirteen and I was half his age the terrible news came, and I have been told the face of my mother
was awful in its calmness as she set off to get between Death and her boy.
But they were both up very early for all that, and had small appetites for breakfast and less for dinner, and were in a state of great excitement when Barbara's mother
came in, with astonishing accounts of the fineness of the weather out of doors (but with a very large umbrella notwithstanding, for people like Barbara's mother
seldom make holiday without one), and when the bell rang for them to go up stairs and receive their quarter's money in gold and silver.
And through it all, a flying shuttle, weaving the golden dazzling thread of personality, moved the form of her little, indomitable mother
, eight years old, and nine ere the great traverse was ended, a necromancer and a law-giver, willing her way, and the way and the willing always good and right.
Happily for me, on every account, my mother
's strength held out.
After a while, they began to think he was not going to wake up till night, and I'm not sure that he would, had he not been effectually roused by Amy's cry of joy at sight of her mother
. There probably were a good many happy little girls in and about the city that day, but it is my private opinion that Amy was the happiest of all, when she sat in her mother
's lap and told her trials, receiving consolation and compensation in the shape of approving smiles and fond caresses.
, nay," he said, earnestly, "thee mustna think o' speaking o' such things to Adam.
She ran to her father, but he feebly waved his arm, pointing to her mother
She saw that of late years much was changed in the manners of society, that a mother
's duties had become still more difficult.
There still faintly beamed from the woman's features something of the freshness, and even the prettiness, of her youth; rendering it probable that the personal charms which Tess could boast of were in main part her mother
's gift, and therefore unknightly, unhistorical.
Holle said, 'I am pleased that you should want to go back to your own people, and as you have served me so well and faithfully, I will take you home myself.'
took a drink from a squdgy bottle that sat on the table.