But it must be admitted that the fixing, which had to come first, was the more difficult task:--what secular avocation on earth was there for a young man (whose friends could not get him an "appointment") which was at once gentlemanly, lucrative
, and to be followed without special knowledge?
Anoroc makes gunpowder and mines iron ore, and by means of their ships they carry on a very lucrative
trade with Thuria, Sari, and Amoz.
Villa heaved a great sigh of renunciation as she said, "Then I suppose I must abandon such promising and lucrative
career right now in the very moment you have discovered it for me.
This was the training he had received from Harris Collins, who, withal he was a sentimental and doting husband and father, was the arch-devil when it came to animals other than human ones, and who reigned in an animal hell which he had created and made lucrative
From the selling of quack medicines he had proceeded to the adulterating of foreign wines, varied by lucrative
evening occupation in the Paris gambling houses.
He secured a lucrative
share in the profits of the King's Playhouse, one of the two theaters of the time which alone were allowed to present regular plays, and he held the mainly honorary positions of poet laureate and historiographer-royal.
More than half self-hypnotized into a belief in his own charlatanry he faced this new demon who threatened to undermine his ancient and lucrative
He had no apprehension that Jones was in love with Sophia; and as for any lucrative
motives, he imagined they would sway very little with so silly a fellow.
It has many merits, chief among which may be noted that we can indulge in large and lucrative
operations without capital.
He was in the East India Company's Civil Service, and his name appeared, at the period of which we write, in the Bengal division of the East India Register, as collector of Boggley Wollah, an honourable and lucrative
post, as everybody knows: in order to know to what higher posts Joseph rose in the service, the reader is referred to the same periodical.
But in spite of his habitually dissipated mode of life, his inferior grade in the service, and his comparative youth, he occupied the honorable and lucrative
position of president of one of the government boards at Moscow.
More permanent and more lucrative
employment than had yet been offered to me was a necessity of our position--a necessity for which I now diligently set myself to provide.
Mr Sparkler's lordship was fortunately one of those shelves on which a gentleman is considered to be put away for life, unless there should be reasons for hoisting him up with the Barnacle crane to a more lucrative
Bumble was cunning enough; and he at once saw that an opportunity was opened, for the lucrative
disposal of some secret in the possession of his better half.
Upon the table were numerous little bundles of papers tied with red tape; and behind it, sat an elderly clerk, whose sleek appearance and heavy gold watch-chain presented imposing indications of the extensive and lucrative
practice of Mr.