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  • She fair gaed mad wi 'anger I think, an' lost a 'control o' hersel 'an' she followed him shouting so that a 'the neighbors could hear her tauntin' an 'jibin' at him, till he could staun it nae langer, an 'he turned an' struck her, knockin 'her doon on the green, an' then kickin 'her, till she's a' bruised ower the body.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "Weel, I'll tak 'the woman, rather than see her frettin' hersel 'to death!" he finally conceded, knowing only too well he'd nest warm and live well for the rest of his days.

    The Prairie Child

  • The cow considered wi 'hersel' that music ne'er would fill her;

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Ye hae little need o 'the Campsie wife's prayer, "That she might aye be able to think enough o' hersel '. "

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • She wad hae 't 'at I was duin' as she was duin 'hersel' -- haudin 'company wi' anither! "

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • -- wad she hae had him no help the puir thing ower the dyke, her bairnie bein 'but a fortnicht auld, an' hersel 'unco weak-like? but my leddy made a mou' as gien she was scunnert to hear sic things made mention o '.

    Malcolm

  • "She micht think shame o 'hersel', the shameless lump that she is.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • It doan't luk well for a gyurl to be makin 'hersel' attractive. "

    Different Girls

  • Mrs. Beatty would ha 'come over here to spake to ye, only for fear o' hersel 'at the farm, "said Pat, jerking his thumb in the direction of the house.

    The Late Miss Hollingford

  • She winna fin 'hersel' sae lanesome like, losin 'sicht o' her auld man, gien the freen 'o' his hert be aside her whan he gangs. "

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

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