The third draught that I craved from the fount of knowledge was enlightenment concerning the character known as A Man About Town.
But the canvas of my imagination, when it came to limning the Man About Town, was blank.
Come inside, and if there is a Man About Town present I will point him out to you.
Meanwhile, I had moved to sociable chambers within sound of the city clocks, and had lived the life of a lonely man about town
, sinking more and more into the comfortable sloth of bachelorhood.
He had been her husband's college friend; was now a journalist, and in no sense a society man or "a man about town
," which were, perhaps, some of the reasons she had never met him.
Richard Enfield, his distant kinsman, the well-known man about town
Before he went to India he was too young to partake of the delightful pleasures of a man about town
, and plunged into them on his return with considerable assiduity.
He is in fact an old beau, a regular man about town
, "a well-bred, fine gentleman," yet no great scholar, "he spelt like a gentleman and not like a scholar,"* he says.
A man about town
might perhaps consider that these influences were not to be felt out of a child's story-book; but when you are among the fields and hedgerows, it is impossible to maintain a consistent superiority to simple natural pleasures.
It is a galling thing,' said Ralph, after a short term of silence, during which he had eyed the sufferer keenly, 'to think that the man about town
, the rake, the ROUE, the rook of twenty seasons should be brought to this pass by a mere boy
It is the one book a young man about town
should know thoroughly, and it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done.
He was the keeper of a low den in which I used to lodge in Swandam Lane, where I could every morning emerge as a squalid beggar and in the evenings transform myself into a well-dressed man about town