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  • I asked the old woman a few questions about her daughter's experiences and attainments in the household graces and economies; could not remember her; thought I had seen all the "childher"; found that she had been living with Mrs. Deacon Adams, and had not been at my house.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • Mrs. O'Shaughnessy is so full of life and good spirits and so delighted to talk about her "childher" that she gave a very animated recital of how she became a happy mother.

    Letters on an Elk Hunt

  • As the sugar-making season drew near, Jenny conceived the bold thought of making a good lump of sugar, that the "childher" might have something to "ate" with their bread during the summer.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • As the sugar-making season drew near, Jenny conceived the bold thought of making a good lump of sugar, that the "childher" might have something to

    Life in the Backwoods

  • As the sugar-making season drew near, Jenny conceived the bold thought of making a good lump of sugar, that the "childher" might have something to "ate" with their bread during the summer.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • "Och thin and shure I've the childher to do that saam," said she.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • An 'how's all wid ye, me dear -- Miss Barbara, an' the masther, an 'the darling childher?

    April's Lady A Novel

  • But are all the people mad -- prastes and clarks, payrents and childher?

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • Both my Katie and Sheridan have been grown and gone these many years and my heart has ached for childher, and there's none but Cora Belle.

    Letters on an Elk Hunt

  • I do be seein 'the ladies that's not glad at all for the dear childher that's sint 'em, and sure it's sthrange, Ma'm!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

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