This animal, their accustomed playmate, having come as far as the threshold, the little brats
made such an energetic attack upon him, that he was forced to beat a hasty retreat.
I will engage to get the brats
acclimated to a fever-and-ague bottom in a week, and not a word shall be uttered harder to pronounce than the bark of a cherry- tree, with perhaps a drop or two of western comfort.
Susan, take Oliver and them two brats
upstairs, and wash 'em directly.
Luther, according to the scandal of his monkish enemies, was a brat
of that hellish breed; nor was Pearl the only child to whom this inauspicious origin was assigned among the New England Puritans.
Earnshaw was ready to fling it out of doors: she did fly up, asking how he could fashion to bring that gipsy brat
into the house, when they had their own bairns to feed and fend for?
I will teach him another note--the brat
of an evil prophet
Thou canst not even skin him properly, little beggar brat
, and forsooth I, Buldeo, must be told not to singe his whiskers.
, that I am an old woman and not altogether a fool.
Perhaps it's his brat
that the fellow is looking for.
Peter, I'll forego all that I had planned for the brat
and cut its heart out before your very eyes.
I cannot see how the future of an unfledged brat
like that can possibly concern you
The language of the eye, superseding on this occasion the language of the tongue, plainly revealed the impression that I had produced on her: "You bring my lost brat
home in a cab
Here, you Jim, git up, now, while I belt yer life out, you damned disorderly brat
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.