In our times, during the rule of Alexander the Sixth, Oliverotto da Fermo, having been left an orphan many years before, was brought up by his maternal uncle, Giovanni Fogliani, and in the early days of his youth sent to fight under Pagolo Vitelli, that, being trained under his discipline, he might attain some high position in the military profession
No," replied Fanny, "but we need not give up his profession
for all that; because, whatever profession
By observing, as I say, the strictest system in all my dealings, and keeping a well-regulated set of books, I was enabled to get over many serious difficulties, and, in the end, to establish myself very decently in the profession.
I found the exactions of the profession somewhat too much for my delicate state of body; and, discovering, at last, that I was knocked all out of shape, so that I didn't know very well what to make of the matter, and so that my friends, when they met me in the street, couldn't tell that I was Peter Proffit at all, it occurred to me that the best expedient I could adopt was to alter my line of business.
With regard to the learned professions
, little need be observed; they truly form no distinct interest in society, and according to their situation and talents, will be indiscriminately the objects of the confidence and choice of each other, and of other parts of the community.
As he threw down his book, stretched his legs towards the embers in the grate, and clasped his hands at the back of his head, in that agreeable afterglow of excitement when thought lapses from examination of a specific object into a suffusive sense of its connections with all the rest of our existence--seems, as it were, to throw itself on its back after vigorous swimming and float with the repose of unexhausted strength--Lydgate felt a triumphant delight in his studies, and something like pity for those less lucky men who were not of his profession.
I should never have been happy in any profession that did not call forth the highest intellectual strain, and yet keep me in good warm contact with my neighbors.
So long as I pursued my profession
, the place in which I pursued it was a matter of no importance to my mind.
Dashwood, "since leisure has not promoted your own happiness, that your sons will be brought up to as many pursuits, employments, professions
, and trades as Columella's.
Carey thought there were only four professions
for a gentleman, the Army, the Navy, the Law, and the Church.
Honeythunder, shaking his head again, 'I might think one of your profession
better employed in devoting himself to the discovery and punishment of guilt than in leaving that duty to be undertaken by a layman.
This answer deeply impressed the Lawyer, and having ascertained that the Burglar had accumulated no money in his profession
he threw up the case.
My father had three, all sons, and all of sufficient age to make choice of a profession
So long as I struck in the name of the law and of justice my profession
allowed me to sleep quietly, sheltered as I was by justice and law; but since that terrible night when I became an instrument of private vengeance and when with personal hatred I raised the sword over one of God's creatures -- since that day "
He said he had chosen his profession
, and the more he thought of it, the more he felt that his destiny was clear; the art of healing was the art of all others for him.