It is my experience that it is only an amiable man in this world who receives testimonials, only an unambitious one who abandons a London career
for the country, and only an absent-minded one who leaves his stick and not his visiting-card after waiting an hour in your room.
You were recalling the incidents of Beecher's career
His entry into the ranks of the agriculturists and breeders was a step in the young man's career
which had been anticipated neither by himself nor by others.
Finally he was elected to a position on the staff, and his career
Anna Mikhaylovna also had of late visited them less frequently, seemed to hold herself with particular dignity, and always spoke rapturously and gratefully of the merits of her son and the brilliant career
on which he had entered.
Long ago De Quincey noted it as a strongly determinant fact in Wordsworth's literary career
, pointing, at the same time, to his remarkable good luck also, on the material side of life.
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career
, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.
school in Massachusetts, was divided in his choice of career
between becoming a doctor or an aviator.
Through all these means of purification for the priestly career
, he passed at last into the one sphere that was worthy of him: he entered the Church, under the protection of influential friends.
Speaking of my father first, I have to record that the end of his career
did indeed come as Dame Dermody had foretold it.
of mischief is at an end," said the Retraction, drawing his club, rolling up his sleeves, and spitting on his hands.
I was beginning to work for skill, for a trade, for career
and fortune, and the superintendent's daughter.
He had but one answer to everything they could say: 'My career
There, probably the same year and the next, he astonished the public with the two parts of 'Tamburlaine the Great,' a dramatization of the stupendous career
of the bloodthirsty Mongol fourteenth-century conqueror.
The great city, in fact, seems to have set herself to give encouragement to vice and to this alone; for a young man finds that the entrance to every honorable career
in which he might look for success is barred by hindrances even more numerous than the snares that are continually set for him, so that through his weaknesses he may be robbed of his money.