country-gentleman love

country-gentleman

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  • (Indeed, as a purveyor of such country-gentleman arts as public-radio commentary, short stories, and the occasional novel, I have — like some errant soybean farmer — often brought greater economic benefit to my family when I've stopped producing.)

    Letters to the Editor

  • Besides, Sir, a man may prefer the state of the country-gentleman upon the whole, and yet there may never be

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Seeing me now for the first time as a Laird, or proprietor of land, he began thus: ‘Sir, the superiority of a country-gentleman over the people upon his estate is very agreeable; and he who says he does not feel it to be agreeable, lies; for it must be agreeable to have a casual superiority over those who are by nature equal with us.’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • He was clean; he was a neat, if not stylish, country-gentleman dresser.

    CLEAR PICTURES

  • He was still Kate's amusing Uncle George in corpulent outline and country-gentleman tweeds, the Uncle George who had written for boys 'magazines and taken his wife to matinees, but the face was the one which had had a knife stuck into Joe Nantwich and had urged a bloodthirsty mob to tear me to bits.

    Dead Cert

  • He didn't look particularly regal, even on that high seat - with his ruddy outdoorsman's face and his ragged gray mustache and his old tweed coat spotted with pipe-ashes, he might have been any of the dozen-odd country-gentleman neighbors of von Schlichten's boyhood in the Argentine.

    Uller Uprising

  • Her father was a country-gentleman of Staffordshire, who had been left, by the untimely death of their mother, to the charge of a bevy of infants.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

  • Her husband was a large landed proprietor, and in public spirit was inferior to no country-gentleman of the kingdom.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 38, December, 1860

  • But then again she is such a desperate scholar, that no country-gentleman can approach her without being a jest.

    The Coverley Papers

  • Fred Farnham was a passionate boy, and he stood with burning cheeks and flashing eyes in the midst of the floor when the country-gentleman came in.

    The Old Homestead

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