Then I have to thank your family for their goodness to my puir brother, years ago.
His evil spirit is awa i' puir 'Brownie's' body, bent on Deevil's wark.
Why, then, should I accept o' honour I never wrocht for, and couldna hae merited by a' the power and skill o' my puir abilities?
But noo 'at he 's broucht ye back—and Steenie, what there is o' him, puir bairn!
The next news we got, the puir laddie was deid o' influenzy and buried somewhere about France.
Your puir head's that hot and moidered—-But what's wrang with you, John, man?
"You must na mind the ongraciousness o' the puir mither," Nora said, as they turned away.
But it canna be that this puir man is athegether right in his head.
An' ye've a wife an' six children, the shame on ye to treat a puir woman so!
It'll be a puir holiday for the cratur, but let him jist tak' it.