"Polly, I wish you 'd let me call you Marie," said Fanny one day, as they were shopping together. "You may call me Mary, if you like; but I won't have any ie put on to my name. I 'm Polly at home and I 'm fond of being called so; but Marie is Frenchified and silly." "I spell my own name with an ie, and so do all the girls." "And what a jumble of Netties, Nellies, Hatties, and Sallies there is.
Van Buren said to Ethelyn, after a stormy interview with Frank, who had at first sworn roundly that he would not give Ethie up, then had thanked his mother not to meddle with his business, then bidden her "go to thunder," and finally, between a cry and a blubber, said he should always like Ethie best if he married a hundred Netties.