It caused the poorest member of the race to feel as if he inherited a kind of nobility, and might yet come into the possession of princely wealth
to support it.
YOUR competence and MY wealth
are very much alike, I dare say; and without them, as the world goes now, we shall both agree that every kind of external comfort must be wanting.
They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth
and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams, on one condition,--that we never travel with them again in the daylight.
In personal qualifications,'' he added, ``it was possible that Prince John might be inferior to his brother Richard; but when it was considered that the latter returned with the sword of vengeance in his hand, while the former held out rewards, immunities, privileges, wealth
, and honours, it could not be doubted which was the king whom in wisdom the nobility were called on to support.
Well, they created great wealth
by their labor, and lived on very little, so that the balance they gave for nothing to my father was large.
You doubtless imagine that I have acquired all the wealth
and luxury that you see me enjoy without difficulty or danger, but this is far indeed from being the case.
I have said virtue, wealth
, and generosity, because a great man who is vicious will be a great example of vice, and a rich man who is not generous will be merely a miserly beggar; for the possessor of wealth
is not made happy by possessing it, but by spending it, and not by spending as he pleases, but by knowing how to spend it well.
If we compare the wealth
of the United Netherlands with that of Russia or Germany, or even of France, and if we at the same time compare the total value of the lands and the aggregate population of that contracted district with the total value of the lands and the aggregate population of the immense regions of either of the three last-mentioned countries, we shall at once discover that there is no comparison between the proportion of either of these two objects and that of the relative wealth
of those nations.
But notwithstanding the imperfection of the rule as applied to the relative wealth
and contributions of the States, it is evidently the least objectionable among the practicable rules, and had too recently obtained the general sanction of America, not to have found a ready preference with the convention.
What remains of his verse mostly takes the form of quatrains, yet for originality of thought, wealth
of imagery and style, they have seldom been excelled.
He told the king of the vast wealth
that was lying at the bottom of the sea.
With this purpose in view, he sent a skilful architect to build him such a palace as should be fit for a man of his vast wealth
to live in.