I listened in admiration, and wanting to draw him out, that he might go on--Yes, Cephalus, I said: but I rather suspect that people in general are not convinced by you when you speak thus; they think that old age sits lightly upon you, not because of your happy disposition, but because you are rich, and wealth
is well known to be a great comforter.
"You cannot but grant that the ownership of wealth constitutes essential power in the United States to-day.
There is a greater strength than wealth, and it is greater because it cannot be taken away.
There was not only great wealth
but high court interest among the connections of Edward Effingham.
"We are all unanimous in that wish, I suppose," said Elinor, "in spite of the insufficiency of wealth
It was dangerous even to look at such a vast amount of wealth
. A sea- captain, who had assisted Phips in the enterprise, utterly lost his reason at the sight of it.
should not be seized: god-given wealth
is much better; for it a man take great wealth
violently and perforce, or if he steal it through his tongue, as often happens when gain deceives men's sense and dishonour tramples down honour, the gods soon blot him out and make that man's house low, and wealth
attends him only for a little time.
"And what more can man desire than wealth
with descent from a county family!
would bring him, uneducated though he was, happiness enough and to spare.
So long as the quality and the low prices can be maintained, here are two inexhaustible sources of wealth
for the canton, which suggested to my mind the idea of establishing three fairs in the year.
I have no doubt that it was largely nervousness that kept the mysterious playwright so long fumbling behind the scenes, for it was obvious that it would be no ordinary sort of play, no every-day domestic drama, that would satisfy this young lady, to whom life had given, by way of prologue, the inestimable blessing of wealth
, and the privilege, as a matter of course, of choosing as she would among the grooms (that is, the bride-grooms) of the romantic British aristocracy.
The more the plundering by the French continued, the more both the wealth
of Moscow and the strength of its plunderers was destroyed.