The first dolls
I made were not alive," said Miss Cuttenclip.
I should think you 'd be ashamed to play with dolls
Honestly, and all above board, those big clockwork dolls
of mine do bring your coals or claret or a timetable quicker than any live servants I've ever known, if you know which knob to press.
You see, when you're hunting for the glad things, you sort of forget the other kind--like the doll
you wanted, you know.
If a girl, doll
or no doll
, swoons within a yard or two of a man's nose, he can see it without a perspective-glass.
So he made haste, and opened the door quickly, and instead of the wooden doll
, his wife sat in front of the fire.
Perhaps Alice would have liked one to play with, instead of her doll
," said Charley, laughing.
I can remember, when I was a very little girl indeed, I used to say to my doll
when we were alone together, "Now, Dolly, I am not clever, you know very well, and you must be patient with me, like a dear
She laughed, and in fragmentary sentences tried to explain about a doll
which she produced from the folds of her frock.
When the room and books had been shown, with some bickerings between the brother and sister that I did my utmost to appease or mitigate, Mary Ann brought me her doll
, and began to be very loquacious on the subject of its fine clothes, its bed, its chest of drawers, and other appurtenances; but Tom told her to hold her clamour, that Miss Grey might see his rocking-horse, which, with a most important bustle, he dragged forth from its corner into the middle of the room, loudly calling on me to attend to it.
It was pleasant to see Dot, with her little figure, and her baby in her arms: a very doll
of a baby: glancing with a coquettish thoughtfulness at the fire, and inclining her delicate little head just enough on one side to let it rest in an odd, half-natural, half-affected, wholly nestling and agreeable manner, on the great rugged figure of the Carrier.
Add to this her short nose, her plump cheeks that set wrinkles at defiance, her white hair dressed in stiff little curls; and, if a doll
could grow old, Lady Lydiard, at sixty, would have been the living image of that doll
, taking life easily on its journey downwards to the prettiest of tombs, in a burial-ground where the myrtles and roses grew all the year round.
They looked earnestly to discover whom this queen might be, and saw advancing up the room an exquisite wax doll
dressed in dainty fluffs and ruffles and spangled gown.
Ascending the stairs, I found the child waiting for me on the upper landing, with a ragged doll
in her arms.
But Ariadne Blish was the worst failure of all, for Rose could not bear the sight of her, and said she was so like a wax doll
she longed to give her a pinch and see if she would squeak.