My own knee! when I was about thy years, Hal, I was not an eagle’s talon in the waist; I could have crept into any alderman’s thumb-ring: a plague of sighing and grief! it blows a man up like a bladder.
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aldermen usually represent city wards
Mary Whitney said she [Mrs. Parkinson] ought to have been the Alderman herself, as she was the better man.