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
. After Pagolo died, he fought under his brother Vitellozzo, and in a very short time, being endowed with wit and a vigorous body and mind, he became the first man in his profession
"No," replied Fanny, "but we need not give up his profession
for all that; because, whatever profession
I date my first serious determination to throw over the medical profession
at the earliest convenient opportunity, from the second season's series of dinners at which my aspirations, as a rising physician, unavoidably and regularly condemned me to be present.
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
. The truth is, that few individuals, in any line, did a snugger little business than I.
"But I hope it will be long before this part of the country loses the services of my friend Chichely, even though it might get the best man in our profession
to succeed him.
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."
But then, is not it the same with many other professions
, perhaps most other?
Carey thought there were only four professions
for a gentleman, the Army, the Navy, the Law, and the Church.
Having called upon me as the eldest to answer, I, after urging him not to strip himself of his property but to spend it all as he pleased, for we were young men able to gain our living, consented to comply with his wishes, and said that mine were to follow the profession
of arms and thereby serve God and my king.
That is not all; the money gained in the exercise of my profession
I have distributed to the poor; I have been assiduous in attending church and those who formerly fled from me have become accustomed to seeing me.
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.
They had been doing this for some time, when an Eminent Statesman stuck his head out of the pool of politics, and, speaking for the members of his profession
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.'
Mechanics and manufacturers will always be inclined, with few exceptions, to give their votes to merchants, in preference to persons of their own professions