In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship
of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
Dick about her determination to appeal for redress to the laws of her country, and to bring actions for trespass against the whole donkey proprietorship
of Dover, until tea-time.
But as nothing in the world can oppose a subject making an humble present to his king, I offer your majesty the proprietorship
of the estate, of which you will leave me the usufruct.
The coolies, earth-coloured and mute, crouched reverently some twenty or thirty yards away, and the Babu, the slack of his thin gear snapping like a marking-flag in the chill breeze, stood by with an air of happy proprietorship
The attitude was so full of a classic grace that a murmur of appreciation followed her appearance, and Archer felt the glow of proprietorship
that so often cheated him into momentary well-being.
Snagsby, breaking off with a mistrust that he may have unpolitely asserted a kind of proprietorship
Soon they grew accustomed to the two walking into chapel arm in arm or strolling round the precincts in conversation; wherever one was the other could be found also, and, as though acknowledging his proprietorship
, boys who wanted Rose would leave messages with Carey.
Bulstrode intended to frequent Lowick Church or to reside at Stone Court for a good while to come: he had bought the excellent farm and fine homestead simply as a retreat which he might gradually enlarge as to the land and beautify as to the dwelling, until it should be conducive to the divine glory that he should enter on it as a residence, partially withdrawing from his present exertions in the administration of business, and throwing more conspicuously on the side of Gospel truth the weight of local landed proprietorship
, which Providence might increase by unforeseen occasions of purchase.
It was evident to her that the words he had spoken meant nothing to him and that the assumed proprietorship
over her was, like the boma, only another means for her protection.
He pressed her arm with an air of reassuring proprietorship
The easy tone in which he put the question--a tone, as it were, of proprietorship
in "Grace"--jarred on Lady Janet at the moment.
The name of that lady no longer appeared on the flaming door-plate, that of Miss Knag being substituted in its stead; but the bonnets and dresses were still dimly visible in the first-floor windows by the decaying light of a summer's evening, and excepting this ostensible alteration in the proprietorship
, the establishment wore its old appearance.