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gentleman-farmer

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  • I'm pretty certain that part, if not most of the hesitancy of one of the first Chosen Ones, Moses, was a private ambition of the life of a gentleman-farmer.

    Chosen ones

  • Agricultural improvement societies were formed in local communities to promote agricultural innovations among the gentleman-farmer class.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Heowed his brains, not to his father, a Prussian officer and unsuccessful gentleman-farmer, but to his mother.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • An ordinary gentleman-farmer will be satisfied with looking at his fields once or twice a day: an enthusiastical farmer will be constantly employed on them; will have his mind earnestly engaged; will talk perpetually of them.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • “A little bluffness, Mr. Forsyte,” he said, “a little bluffness,” and after he had spoken he laughed firmly, closed his lips tight, and scratched his head just below where he had pushed his wig back, for all the world like the gentleman-farmer for whom he loved to be taken.

    The Man of Property

  • And his farming was well done; for though he was, out-and-out, a gentleman-farmer, he knew how to get the full worth in work done for the fourteen shillings a week which he paid to his labourers, — a deficiency in which knowledge is the cause why gentlemen in general find farming so expensive an amusement.

    The American Senator

  • Of these we may specially mention Mr. Lawrence Twentyman, who was quite the gentleman-farmer.

    The American Senator

  • In the evening our gentleman-farmer, and two others, entertained themselves and the company with a great number of tunes on the fiddle.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • With him was his brother-in-law, lately come from Canada, a big and rather boisterous young gentleman-farmer, with a yellow beard, by name

    The Complete Father Brown

  • With him was his brother-in-law, lately come from Canada, a big and rather boisterous young gentleman-farmer, with a yellow beard, by name James Blount.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

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