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gentleman of fortune

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  • "Here it is about gentlemen of fortune. They lives rough, and they risk swinging,, but they eat and drink like fighting-cocks, and when a cruise is done, why, it's hundreds of pounds instead of hundreds of farthings in their pockets. . . .

    "a finer figurehead for a gentleman of fortune I never clapped my eyes on."

    By this time I had begun to understand the meaning of their terms. By a "gentleman of fortune" they plainly meant neither more nor less than a common pirate . . . .

    Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883), ch. 11

    February 10, 2019