1 I remained for several years their only child.
2 Nothing in human shape could have destroyed the fair child.
3 She was not her child, but the daughter of a Milanese nobleman.
4 His property was confiscated; his child became an orphan and a beggar.
5 They had not been long married, and their eldest child was but just born.
6 The four others were dark-eyed, hardy little vagrants; this child was thin and very fair.
7 No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve theirs.
8 I, their eldest child, was born at Naples, and as an infant accompanied them in their rambles.
9 As a child I had not been content with the results promised by the modern professors of natural science.
10 On her return, at about nine o'clock, she met a man who asked her if she had seen anything of the child who was lost.
11 My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child's blindness, added to a student's thirst for knowledge.
12 Sir Isaac Newton is said to have avowed that he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored ocean of truth.
13 She returned to the house about eight o'clock, and when one inquired where she had passed the night, she replied that she had been looking for the child and demanded earnestly if anything had been heard concerning him.
14 She had been out the whole of the night on which the murder had been committed and towards morning had been perceived by a market-woman not far from the spot where the body of the murdered child had been afterwards found.
15 These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father's dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.
16 These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river.
17 The picture was then produced which the servant had found in her pocket; and when Elizabeth, in a faltering voice, proved that it was the same which, an hour before the child had been missed, she had placed round his neck, a murmur of horror and indignation filled the court.
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