1 Women sewed, and children played, and the boat passed on her way.
2 I saw my mother put up at sheriff's sale, with her seven children.
3 Augustine and another brother were the only children of their parents.
4 It was yet early, and the children lay all asleep together in their little rude trundle-bed.
5 Eva always was disposed to be with servants; and I think that well enough with some children.
6 His wife took the baby in her arms to go with him to the wagon, and the children, still crying, trailed on behind.
7 Her husband and children were her entire world, and in these she ruled more by entreaty and persuasion than by command or argument.
8 Tan't, you know, as if it was white folks, that's brought up in the way of 'spectin' to keep their children and wives, and all that.
9 But old Simeon Halliday often declared it was as good as any music to him, and the children all avowed that they wouldn't miss of hearing mother's chair for anything in the world.
10 His mother was one of those unfortunates of her race, marked out by personal beauty to be the slave of the passions of her possessor, and the mother of children who may never know a father.
11 The eldest of a large family, she was still considered by her father and mother as one of "the children," and the proposal that she should go to Orleans was a most momentous one to the family circle.
12 Tom received this agreeable intelligence quite meekly; simply wondering, in his own heart, how many of these doomed men had wives and children, and whether they would feel as he did about leaving them.
13 And over head, in the cabin, sat fathers and mothers, husbands and wives; and merry, dancing children moved round among them, like so many little butterflies, and everything was going on quite easy and comfortable.
14 I wonder, Mr. Wilson, if the Indians should come and take you a prisoner away from your wife and children, and want to keep you all your life hoeing corn for them, if you'd think it your duty to abide in the condition in which you were called.
15 His pockets were full of miscellaneous articles of attraction, which he had hoarded in days of old for his master's children, and which he now produced, with commendable prudence and economy, one by one, as overtures for acquaintance and friendship.
16 It had been his custom to get the Bible read to him by his master's children, in particular by young Master George; and, as they read, he would designate, by bold, strong marks and dashes, with pen and ink, the passages which more particularly gratified his ear or affected his heart.
17 For a year or two Eliza saw her husband frequently, and there was nothing to interrupt their happiness, except the loss of two infant children, to whom she was passionately attached, and whom she mourned with a grief so intense as to call for gentle remonstrance from her mistress, who sought, with maternal anxiety, to direct her naturally passionate feelings within the bounds of reason and religion.
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