Shelby was a fair average kind of man, good-natured and kindly, and disposed to easy indulgence of those around him, and there had never been a lack of anything which might contribute to the physical comfort of the negroes on his estate
Again: Tellson's was a munificent house, and extended great liberality to old customers who had fallen from their high estate
However, this is an extremity to which the prince is seldom driven, neither indeed is he willing to put it in execution; nor dare his ministers advise him to an action, which, as it would render them odious to the people, so it would be a great damage to their own estates
, which all lie below; for the island is the king's demesne.
Not only had her estates
been taken away, and the maid been deprived of the former protection of the Queen, but the evil Prince John had persecuted her with his attentions.
But the chateau people, heads of families possessing great estates
, in short, the highest personages in the department, do not go to their houses; social intercourse between them is carried on by cards from one to the other, and a dinner or soiree accepted and returned.
There he felt sure that he could now persuade his parents to let him spend at least a portion of his time upon those African estates
which from little careless remarks dropped at home he knew his father possessed.
He had on his estates
the rights of high and low tribunals.
At various times, Madame Aubain received a visit from the Marquis de Gremanville, one of her uncles, who was ruined and lived at Falaise on the remainder of his estates
Would that I were son to one who had grown old upon his own estates
, for, since you ask me, there is no more ill-starred man under heaven than he who they tell me is my father.
It began very far away from here- in the depths of the province of Tula, where my father filled the position of steward on the vast estates
of the Prince P--.
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates
of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions at comparatively low prices.
This public envy, seemeth to beat chiefly upon principal officers or ministers, rather than upon kings, and estates