“As Lucille Mathurin Mair notes, "Domestic slaves in particular, many of whom were women ... listened carefully to the discussions of their masters and mistresses: planters spoke quite frequently about slavery in their homes, at the dinner tables ... confident that blacks were too unintelligent to understand the conversation of whites" (991).”
“Mair, that is, in the Sarasen language, mixt of Turkish and”
“Chamars they have a family god, known as Mair, whose representation in the shape of a lump of clay is enshrined within the house and worshipped at marriages and deaths.”
“Their ancient songs relate that a long time ago a certain very powerful Mair, that is to say, a stranger, who bitterly hated their ancestors, compassed their destruction by a violent inundation.”
“Next turns up in Scotland, assistant to a doctor there; name Mair, locality”
“Jimm's increasingly addled mother, called Mair, has abruptly decided that the family should move south to run the Gulf Bay Lovely Resort and Restaurant, a forlorn dive that is an endless source of wisecracks for this story.”
“Hizzoner hammed it up as "Berg," an aging hippie in "Mair" -- a musical spoof he performed for the annual Inner Circle charity dinner with help from the cast of Broadway's "Hair.”
“The skit (called Mair, natch) is part of the annual Inner Circle event, in which New York City reporters skewer politicians and current affairs.”
“[Marginal note: Iair, I would reade Mair, that is, in the Sarasen language, mixt of Turkish and Aegyptian, Februarie, interpreted by them the moneth to set ships to the sea.] the fourteenth day of the moneth, and seuenth yeere of our reigne.”
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