As for nobility
in particular persons; it is a reverend thing, to see an ancient castle or building, not in decay; or to see a fair timber tree, sound and perfect.
All these nobles, whom Pierre met every day at the Club or in their own houses, were in uniform- some in that of Catherine's day, others in that of Emperor Paul, others again in the new uniforms of Alexander's time or the ordinary uniform of the nobility
, and the general characteristic of being in uniform imparted something strange and fantastic to these diverse and familiar personalities, both old and young.
enthusiastically applauded, and Dorothy applauded with them.
Much ill-will would also have been required, not to comprehend, through the medium of the poetry of the prologue, that Labor was wedded to Merchandise, and Clergy to Nobility
, and that the two happy couples possessed in common a magnificent golden dolphin, which they desired to adjudge to the fairest only.
For many noble ones are needed, and many kinds of noble ones, FOR A NEW NOBILITY
! Or, as I once said in parable: "That is just divinity, that there are Gods, but no God!"
It is a Law of Nature with us that a male child shall have one more side than his father, so that each generation shall rise(as a rule) one step in the scale of development and nobility
. Thus the son of a Square is a Pentagon; the son of a Pentagon, a Hexagon; and so on.
I have no fictions that make for nobility
The royal family were in England, the Orleans branch excepted, and the high nobility
were very generally on their "high ropes," or, a bouder.
Though belonging to the middle classes, she consorted with the nobility
, among whom she was more or less allied, her family having furnished, in past years, stewards to the Duc d'Alencon, many magistrates to the long robe, and various bishops to the clergy.
None of them had ever seen a person bearing a title of nobility
before, and none had been expecting to see one now, consequently the title came upon them as a kind of pile-driving surprise and caught them unprepared.
Anne had never at the Louvre had so large a court; but this crowd represented chiefly the second class of nobility
, while the Prince de Conti, the Duc de Beaufort and the coadjutor assembled around them the first nobility
I would have obtained a wife for you from the first ranks of the rich nobility
. I wish you to be distinguished by the splendor which glory and fortune confer, for nobility
of descent you have already."