Well, what will women not swear to, to save those they dote upon!'
"I dote on 'em," comes back the Dowager, and "my daughter" owned up that she "adored" 'em.
Nobody knows him like me; and if there was ever one made for him to dote on, it's your own self.
Besides, by partial fondness shown, Like you, we dote upon our own.
"Yet it would be classical to dote upon a mermaid," ...