As to the principal partners, or agents, who resided in Montreal and Quebec, they formed a kind of commercial aristocracy, living in lordly
and hospitable style.
He himself had been taught by the Sahibs, who do not consider expense, in the lordly
halls of Calcutta; but, as he was ever first to acknowledge, there lay a wisdom behind earthly wisdom - the high and lonely lore of meditation.
The only evidence of the once stately pile of Castra Regis and its inhabitants was a shapeless huddle of shattered architecture, dimly seen as the keen breeze swept aside the cloud of acrid smoke which marked the site of the once lordly
He had already handed his spear in a lordly
style, like a sceptre, to the piteous Parkinson, and was about to assume one of the cushioned seats like a throne.
He has a lordly
contempt at this age for the other sex, a blatantly good opinion of himself, and a sociably patronizing manner toward all the elderly male friends of the family.
On the morrow, as promised, the chocolates arrived, many pounds of them in a lordly
And he felt himself oppressed by this creation of factitious purity, so cunningly manufactured by a conspiracy of mothers and aunts and grandmothers and long-dead ancestresses, because it was supposed to be what he wanted, what he had a right to, in order that he might exercise his lordly
pleasure in smashing it like an image made of snow.
The hills and the rocks are rent asunder in places, excavations expose great blocks of building-stone that have lain buried for ages, and all the mean houses and walls of modern Smyrna along the way are spotted white with broken pillars, capitals and fragments of sculptured marble that once adorned the lordly
palaces that were the glory of the city in the olden time.
I have made a lordly
personage tremble, as he sat in his armchair .
In vain the cannon thundered, in vain from the ship sounded the long and lordly
tumult, responded to by immense acclamations from the shore; in vain did the noise deafen the ear of the father, the smoke obscured the cherished object of his aspirations.
I take my tithes from fat priests and lordly
squires, to help those that they despoil and to raise up those that they bow down; but I know not that thou hast tenants of thine own whom thou hast wronged in any way.
The deep impression of helplessly drowning men that Bert had brought from the actual fight in the Atlantic mixed itself up inextricably with that of the lordly
figure of Prince Karl Albert gesturing aside the dead body of the Vaterland sailor.
The expression on the face of the man who, with his hands in his pockets, stands by the stern, smoking a cigar, is sufficient to excuse a breach of the peace by itself; and the lordly
whistle for you to get out of the way would, I am confident, ensure a verdict of "justifiable homicide" from any jury of river men.
The place offered me was not one of lordly
distinction; in fact, it was partly of the character of that I had already rejected in Cincinnati, but I hoped that in the smaller city its duties would not be so odious; and by the time I came to fill it, a change had taken place in the arrangements so that I was given charge of the news department.
Many a time she and I took our jaunt together through the map, and were most gleeful, popping into telegraph offices to wire my father and sister that we should not be home till late, winking to my books in lordly
shop-windows, lunching at restaurants (and remembering not to call it dinner), saying, 'How do?