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  • “Delicacy! nonsense, all stuff; a word niver to be found in a sailor’s creed; and so I’ll lave all that to the fops and the women, d’ye see; and now, good bye? but harkee, don’t think too much of that Frederica: By the ghost of my grandfather, things have niver gone right since we went to London.”

    The Irish Guardian, or, Errors of Eccentricity

  • "Hast 'niver' eerd tell on Christ?" the old man asked in measured machine-like tones.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • But take this to heart, an 'take it well: should ye be mad enough to make her yer wife, iv that damned day ye'll niver see the inding, nor lay eye upon the bridal bed.

    CHAPTER 19

  • God help us, you an 'me, but we'll niver hit again the pillow as clane an' pure as she!

    CHAPTER 19

  • Vincent, a word to the wise: ye'll niver lay holy hand or otherwise upon her.

    CHAPTER 19

  • Bad luck, exciptin 'her, there was niver but one woman I loved, an' that woman had mated beforetime.

    CHAPTER 19

  • "An 'did ye niver hear tell iv the time Dave an' me got drunk on condensed milk?"

    CHAPTER 16

  • An 'have ye niver drifted along, the water clear as glass, whin suddin, belike a cloud over the sun, the mushy-ice comes bubblin' up an 'up till from bank to bank an' bind to bind it's drapin 'the river like a first snowfall?'

    The Men of Forty-Mile

  • As ye know, Sitka Charley, like meself, niver drew first breath in the land; so the sight was new.

    The Men of Forty-Mile

  • As though ye'd niver had dalin's with the stiff-necked breed, ye calamitous son iv misfortune!

    CHAPTER 16

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