In ancient Rome we have patricians
, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.
Oh, Crimsworth is better filled up than I am, I know besides he has a straight nose, arched eyebrows, and all that; but these advantages--if they are advantages--he did not inherit from his mother, the patrician
, but from his father, old Crimsworth, who, MY father says, was as veritable a shire blue-dyer as ever put indigo in a vat yet withal the handsomest man in the three Ridings.
Sir Leicester receives the gout as a troublesome demon, but still a demon of the patrician
In order to confine the dignity of Hadji to gentlemen of patrician
blood and possessions, the Emperor decreed that no man should make the pilgrimage save bloated aristocrats who were worth a hundred dollars in specie.
A natural gentleman finds his way in, and will keep the oldest patrician
out who has lost his intrinsic rank.
Towards the end of his career, at the moment of reaching the goal, like the patrician
Fuscus, he had made a false step upon a plank, and had fallen into the sea.
Little or nothing of those romances, with their swelling prefaces about the poet and his function, their glittering criminals, and showy rakes and rogues of all kinds, and their patrician
perfume and social splendor, remained with me; they may have been better or worse; I will not attempt to say.
Tarzan's mouth watered and a low growl escaped his patrician
sense of humor and tapped the tank of royal tears.
The knoll was there, but the Hunnish brambles had overrun and all but obliterated its effete grasses; and the patrician
garden-violet had capitulated to his plebeian brother--perhaps had merely reverted to his original type.
Alert as his eyes and ears, was Tarzan's patrician
No; by the way," Pitt continued with increased blandness, "it was about blood you were talking, and the personal advantages which people derive from patrician
That lady, therefore, entering in a stately manner what plebeians might have called the school-room, but what, in the patrician
language of the head of the Nuns' House, was euphuistically, not to say round-aboutedly, denominated 'the apartment allotted to study,' and saying with a forensic air,
He caught up his clarionet and made plaintive music, playing a Venetian boat-song with something of his lost skill, the skill of the young patrician
The rest of the party were of the usual materials: travellers on business, and travellers for pleasure; officers from India on leave; merchants in the Greek and Turkey trades; a clerical English husband in a meek strait- waistcoat, on a wedding trip with his young wife; a majestic English mama and papa, of the patrician
order, with a family of three growing-up daughters, who were keeping a journal for the confusion of their fellow-creatures; and a deaf old English mother, tough in travel, with a very decidedly grown-up daughter indeed, which daughter went sketching about the universe in the expectation of ultimately toning herself off into the married state.