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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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Addison

Joseph Addison - 1906 - 528 стор.
...have/ done with such useful though ordinary qualifications ! 40 Will Wimble's 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 qualityTjl This humour fills several parts of Europe with pride and beggary. It is the happiness of...
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AN ENGLISH PROSE MISCELLANY

JOHN MASEFIELD - 1907
...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...trading nation, like ours, that the younger sons, though uncapable of any liberal art or profession, may be placed in such a way of life, as may perhaps enable...
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The Houblon Family: Its Story and Times, Том 2

Lady Alice Frances Lindsay Archer Houblon - 1907
...once more to the country, and freely spent their wealth and transferred their energies towards 1 ' It is the happiness of a trading nation like ours, that the youngest sons . . . may, by an honest industry, rise to greater estates than those of their elder brothers.'...
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Models for Study

1911 - 186 стор.
...merchant have done with such useful tho ordinary qualifications! Will Wimble's is the case of many a younger brother of a great family, who had rather...or profession that is beneath their quality. This humor fills several parts of Europe with pride and beggary. It is the happiness of a trading nation...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1914 - 204 стор.
...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...gentlemen than thrive in a trade or profession that is 15 beneath their quality. This humor fills several parts of Europe with pride and beggary. It is the...
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English Prose: Seventeenth century

Sir Henry Craik - 1917
...merchant have done with such useful tho' ordinary qualifications ? Will. Wimble's is the case of many a younger brother of a great family, who had rather...trading nation, like ours, that the younger sons, tho' uncapable of any liberal art or profession, may be placed in such a way of -life, as may perhaps...
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The Romance of Commerce

Harry Gordon Selfridge - 1918 - 422 стор.
...sides. Addison, at the beginning of the eighteenth century, protesting against the snobbery of those " who had rather see their children starve like gentlemen...trade or profession that is beneath their quality," points out that " It is the happiness of a trading nation like ours that the younger sons, though incapable...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers from the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Eustace Budgell - 1919 - 254 стор.
...like gentlemen than thrive in a trade or profession that is beneath their quality. This humor fills 25 several parts of Europe with pride and beggary. It...trading nation, like ours, that the younger sons, though uncapable of any liberal art or profession, may be placed in such a way of life as may perhaps enable...
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English Satire and Satirists

Hugh Walker - 1925 - 325 стор.
...character of Will Wimble the position of the younger brother. The character is a satire on the folly of a great family, "who had rather see their children...trade or profession that is beneath their quality." And so the unfortunate Will spends his life making or mending hunting and fishing tackle for the neighbours...
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Gentlemen and Poachers: The English Game Laws 1671-1831

Munsche - 1981 - 255 стор.
...The same prejudice may have also affected the lives of younger sons. Addison wrote of great families 'who had rather see their Children starve like Gentlemen,...Trade or Profession that is beneath their Quality' (The Spectator, I, 331 [No. 108]). 52 William Congreve, The way of the world (1700), III. xv. 53 Christopher...
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