The death of Marmaduke’s father, and the consequent division of his small estate
, rendered such an offer extremely acceptable to the young Pennsylvanian; he felt his own powers, and saw, not only the excellences, but the foibles in the character of his friend.
From a higher part of the road he had seen the long, classical facade of the great house with its many windows, almost immediately beneath him, but when the road ran down under the wall of the estate, topped with towering trees behind, he realized that it was half a mile round to the lodge gates, After walking for a few minutes along the lane, however, he came to a place where the wall had cracked and was in process of repair.
This has been a single estate for hundreds and hundreds of years, and if you or any meddlesome mountebank comes here and talks of cutting it up like a cake, if I ever hear a word more of you and your leveling lies--"
In short, he left himself no room to ask any more questions about her estate, and she took the advantage of it like a prudent woman, for she placed part of her fortune so in trustees, without letting him know anything of it, that it was quite out of his reach, and made him be very well content with the rest.
He began from this discourse to let me voluntarily into all his affairs, and to tell me in a frank, open way all his circumstances, by which I found he was very well to pass in the world; but that great part of his estate consisted of three plantations, which he had in Virginia, which brought him in a very good income, generally speaking, to the tune of #300, a year, but that if he was to live upon them, would bring him in four times as much.
Dashwood's disappointment was, at first, severe; but his temper was cheerful and sanguine; and he might reasonably hope to live many years, and by living economically, lay by a considerable sum from the produce of an estate
already large, and capable of almost immediate improvement.
He was a young fellow once, coming into the estate and making his plans.
They had the partisanship of household servants who like their places, and were not inclined to go the full length of the severe indignation felt against him by the farming tenants, but rather to make excuses for him; nevertheless, the upper servants, who had been on terms of neighbourly intercourse with the Poysers for many years, could not help feeling that the longed-for event of the young squire's coming into the estate had been robbed of all its pleasantness.
Well, the first Caswall in our immediate record is an Edgar, head of the family and owner of the estate
, who came into his kingdom just about the time that George III.
Upon the ground," said the Attorney, "that after paying all fees and expenses of litigation and all charges against the estate
there will still be something left.
Wren's strange account of the matter, given under oath in the course of legal proceedings relating to the Williamson estate
, here follows:
Nephew Blifil, I leave you the heir to my whole estate
, except only L500 a-year, which is to revert to you after the death of your mother, and except one other estate
of L500 a-year, and the sum of L6000, which I have bestowed in the following manner:
When he bought the estate
, fifteen years before the tragedy with which we are engaged occurred, the Chateau du Glandier had for a long time been unoccupied.
The chief source of income on his sister's estate
was from the riverside meadows.
Fairlie, the elder) the entailed succession to the Limmeridge estate