EVERYBODY. Nurse says that, when he is older he will
get rid of his squint, and his hair will get a GREAT DEAL less red.
Doctor Bates is as kind, and skilful, and attentive as we could
desire. Think what a blessing to have had him! Ever since poor
baby's birth, it has never had a day of quiet; and he has been
obliged to give it from three to four doses every week;--how
thankful ought we to be that the DEAR THING is as well as it is!
It got through the measles wonderfully; then it had a little rash;
and then a nasty hooping-cough; and then a fever, and continual
pains in its poor little stomach, crying, poor dear child, from
morning till night.
"But dear Tom is an excellent nurse; and many and many a night has
he had no sleep, dear man! in consequence of the poor little baby.
He walks up and down with it FOR HOURS, singing a kind of song
(dear fellow, he has no more voice than a tea-kettle), and bobbing
his head backwards and forwards, and looking, in his nightcap and
dressing-gown, SO DROLL. Oh, Eliza!