It had led her to seek the society of her mother's class; and that class simply would not have her, because she was much poorer than the greengrocer, and, far from being able to afford a maid, could not afford even a housemaid, and had to scrape along
at home with an illiberally treated general servant.
At times I never thought I would get another job and I even had to sell my car to scrape along
in day-to-day life.
This strike is about the mass of cleaners and care workers, telephonists and customer service officers and a multitude of others who barely scrape along
in life, are marginally above minimum wage, many of whom are so ill recompensed for their vital public role that they have to claim state benefits to survive in a world plagued by the fear of debt, wage cuts and redundancy.
WHETHER the UK economy wakes today in a triple-dip recession or manages to scrape along
with a fraction of positive growth, it will make little difference to people who face life on benefits.
Before the herd vanished, I spotted the small, 6-point buck working a scrape along
the edge of the field about 60 yards away.