“Vex not thyself,” said the old dame, as she saw him struggling with his sobs.
"Nay, you cannot vex me," he answered, all warm again at the very sight of her.
She is a very good woman—very; but it's prudent not to vex her.
All this was the readier told me, because it was against me, and would tease and vex me.
The chance was lost; but why should it vex her,—what was he to ...