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" What good to his country or himself might not a trader or merchant have done with such useful though ordinary qualifications ? Will. Wimble's is the case of many a younger brother of a great family, who had rather see their children starve like gentlemen,... "
Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review - Сторінка 413
1879
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Aristocratic Century: The Peerage of Eighteenth-Century England

John Cannon - 1987 - 204 стор.
...reluctance of the upper classes to see their children in trade: 'Will Wimble is the case of many a younger brother of a great family, who had rather...thrive in a trade or profession that is beneath their quality.'23 These attitudes died hard. Even professional men were looked at askance. When Lady Jane...
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Proposing Men: Dialectics of Gender and Class in the Eighteenth-century ...

Shawn L. Maurer - 1998 - 306 стор.
...blames the situation, once again, upon those "great Famil[ies]" who would rather see their younger sons "starve like Gentlemen, than thrive in a Trade or Profession that is beneath their Quality." Will Wimble seems in no danger of physical diminishment, at least while he enjoys such proficiency...
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Godey's Magazine, Томи 20 – 21

Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1840
...country. This well-drawn character is not without its moral. " Will Wimble's is the case of many a younger brother of a great family who had rather see...trade, or profession that is beneath their quality !" A more pungent satire on the wretched eflects of the system of primogeniture could not be written....
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