Every ignoramus of a fellow who finds that he hasn't brains in sufficient quantity to make his way as a walking advertiser, or an eye-sore prig, or a salt-and-batter man, thinks, of course, that he'll answer very well as a dabbler
According to the reports of the most talented gossip-mongers-- those who, in every class of society, are always in haste to explain every event to their neighbours--the young gentleman concerned was of good family--a prince--fairly rich--weak of intellect, but a democrat and a dabbler
in the Nihilism of the period, as exposed by Mr.
He had heard of (and written about, nay, falsely pretended to know) Sir Claude Champion, as "one of the brightest and wealthiest of England's Upper Ten"; as the great sportsman who raced yachts round the world; as the great traveller who wrote books about the Himalayas, as the politician who swept constituencies with a startling sort of Tory Democracy, and as the great dabbler
in art, music, literature, and, above all, acting.
Hurree Babu replied that he was no more than an inexpert dabbler
in the mysteries; but at least - he thanked the Gods therefore - he knew when he sat in the presence of a master.
I would give twenty pistoles if we could fall upon the Cambridge Observatory and crush it, together with the whole lot of dabblers
in figures which it contains.
She said: "Jonathan was a dabbler
in drugs rather than a serious user.
Late-season we like to put away the spinners and turn to on-water motion like this nifty Dabbler
which emulates a feeding drake mallard.
As a frequent traveller, businessman and dabbler
in politics, I see that many European politicians and companies are jealous of the UK's success and its economic and employment freedoms - those things are hardly unrelated, of course.
Researched and written by Julian Havil, "John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy" is a 296 page biography that provides a detailed examination as a Scottish landowner, his reputation as a dabbler
in alchemy, his interests in agriculture, even his involvement with a notorious outlaw.
In the 1840s, a dabbler
in silk-making, proud of 47 pounds of cocoons and some precious reeled thread, asked selectmen in Sturbridge to support his endeavors.
Steve Clary, Little Rock real estate developer and dabbler
in various other industries, will not go on trial Monday after all.
As a garden dabbler
, I'm keenly aware that life is food.