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ANN, Scotch law. Half a year's stipend over and above what is owing for the incumbency due to a minister's relict, or child, or next of kin, after his decease. Wishaw. Also, an abbreviation of annus, year; also of annates. In the old law French writers, ann or rather an, signifies a year. Co. Dig h.v.

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In his youth he had been a dissolute libertine, but was converted by Mother Ann herself, and had partaken of the wild fanaticism of the early Shakers.
And a blessing be upon your labors; so that the time may hasten on, when the mission of Mother Ann shall have wrought its full effect,--when children shall no more be born and die, and the last survivor of mortal race, some old and weary man like me, shall see the sun go down, nevermore to rise on a world of sin and sorrow
Mary Ann was a tall girl too, somewhat dark like her mother, but with a round full face and a high colour in her cheeks.
In Mary Ann there was a certain affected simper, and a craving for notice, that I was sorry to observe.
And MY schoolroom, and MY new books, Tom,' said Mary Ann.
It was she who called the doctor, and who, brushing aside Ann Bartell, had the boy carried into the house.
It would seem strange that, from the hands of Ann Bartell, Emil Gluck should have received a college education; but the explanation is simple.
The death of Professor Bradlough took from him the one friend he was ever to know, and the death of Ann Bartell left him penniless.
I retired modestly to a corner--with Miss Jane Ann Stamper on my lap, in case of emergency.
But the distressing domestic emergency which now confronted me, was most marvellously and beautifully provided for in the Correspondence of Miss Jane Ann Stamper--Letter one thousand and one, on "Peace in Families.
She knew he didn't mean to be unkind; but Mary Ann was very far from strong, and, if he didn't take care, he might lose her when he least expected it, which would be a very dreadful reflection for him afterwards; and so on.
You must not flurry yourself, Mary Ann,' interposed Mrs.