"The group of children claims particular attention. The description we have given of Padyheen, the beggarwoman's son, may do for the boys, and yet we cannot chuse but look for an instant at the chief figure in the foreground. Nothing can be more spirited-- "rollicking" the Irish call it-- more free from embarrassment, or more graceful. He stands and looks every inch of him a little man."

Poor children. (1843, August 12). The Illustrated London News.