Holdsworthy treated him more like a brother than a mere fellow-clubman, watching over him, advising him, and introducing him to the magnates
of the local financial world.
This railroad magnate
broke his word as a citizen, as a gentleman, and as a Christian, when he granted a secret rebate, and he granted many secret rebates.
John Crook, journalist, had heard of that eminent City magnate
; and it was not his fault if the City magnate
had not heard of him; for in certain articles in The Clarion or The New Age Sir Leopold had been dealt with austerely.
There's Senator Longbridge, for instance, and Claus Inskeep the street-car magnate
, and Lane, and McChesney--" He paused, with voice suspended.
He was elected for the borough speedily after his father's demise; a magistrate, a member of parliament, a county magnate
and representative of an ancient family, he made it his duty to show himself before the Hampshire public, subscribed handsomely to the county charities, called assiduously upon all the county folk, and laid himself out in a word to take that position in Hampshire, and in the Empire afterwards, to which he thought his prodigious talents justly entitled him.
Thus he will say, touching his strange sights: 'Durdles come upon the old chap,' in reference to a buried magnate
of ancient time and high degree, 'by striking right into the coffin with his pick.
But he felt no bitterness against the nobleman his protector, who was not a provincial magnate
as was generally supposed.
I am told,' said Bishop magnate
to Horse Guards, 'that Mr Merdle has made another enormous hit.
When he felt his case unusually serious, and that he positively must find an opening, he would go on 'Change at a busy time, and walk in and out, in a kind of gloomy country dance figure, among the assembled magnates
The duchess and the duke came out to the door of the room to receive him, and with them a grave ecclesiastic, one of those who rule noblemen's houses; one of those who, not being born magnates
themselves, never know how to teach those who are how to behave as such; one of those who would have the greatness of great folk measured by their own narrowness of mind; one of those who, when they try to introduce economy into the household they rule, lead it into meanness.
This young man was the nephew of one of the Nob Hill magnates
, who run the San Francisco Stock Exchange, much as more humble adventurers, in the corner of some public park at home, may be seen to perform the simple artifice of pea and thimble: for their own profit, that is to say, and the discouragement of public gambling.
61} This is hidden malice, implying that the Phaeacian magnates
were no better than they should be.
There are no affairs of state to dispose of; and having eaten two or three breakfasts in the course of the morning, the magnates
of the valley feel no appetite as yet for dinner.
Few travellers that have visited Canada some thirty years since, in the days of the M'Tavishes, the M'Gillivrays, the M'Kenzies, the Frobishers, and the other magnates
of the Northwest, when the company was in all its glory, but must remember the round of feasting and revelry kept up among these hyperborean nabobs.
The Limited whirled the "Constance" into Buffalo and the arms of the New York Central and Hudson River (illustrious magnates
with white whiskers and gold charms on their watch-chains boarded her here to talk a little business to Cheyne), who slid her gracefully into Albany, where the Boston and Albany completed the run from tide-water to tide-water - total time, eighty-seven hours and thirty-five minutes, or three days, fifteen hours and one half.