From the time that Pierre began life as a family man
on a footing entailing heavy expenditure, he had noticed to his surprise that he spent only half as much as before, and that his affairs- which had been in disorder of late, chiefly because of his first wife's debts- had begun to improve.
"You see, Trent," he went on, "you're not a family man
, are you?
'I don't want money mythelf, Thquire; but Childerth ith a family man
, and if you wath to like to offer him a five-pound note, it mightn't be unactheptable.
An' as for the rector's company, it's well known as that's welcome t' all the parish wherever he may be; an' I hope, an' we all hope, as he'll live to see us old folks, an' our children grown to men an' women an' Your Honour a family man
. I've no more to say as concerns the present time, an' so we'll drink our young squire's health--three times three."
John lived in the outskirts, now he was a family man
; and as everbody knew him, Nicholas had no difficulty in finding a boy who undertook to guide him to his residence.
It made him irrevocably a family man
; it killed the last lingering impulse that he might have had to go out in the evenings and sit and talk with the men in the saloons.
Witnessing these things, the collegians would express an opinion that the turnkey, who was a bachelor, had been cut out by nature for a family man
. But the turnkey thanked them, and said, 'No, on the whole it was enough to see other people's children there.' At what period of her early life the little creature began to perceive that it was not the habit of all the world to live locked up in narrow yards surrounded by high walls with spikes at the top, would be a difficult question to settle.
"Your exclamation proves the generous sympathy of your nature, prince; for four hundred roubles--to a struggling family man
like myself--is no small matter!"
I know nothing about the feelings of parents," said the Water- rat; "I am not a family man
. In fact, I have never been married, and I never intend to be.
I walked across the Plains with an ox-team and fit Injuns in '51, and I was a family man
then with seven youngsters.
Now, you see, that makes his good lady very uneasy in her mind, and me too, for whereas I'm a harurn-scarum sort of a good-for-nought that more kicks than halfpence come natural to, why he's a steady family man
, don't you see?
From these general signs you will readily discern a family man
, harassed by vexations in his own household, worried by annoyances at the ministry, yet philosopher enough to take life as he found it; an honest man, loving his country and serving it, not concealing from himself the obstacles in the way of those who seek to do right; prudent, because he knew men; exquisitely courteous with women, of whom he asked nothing,--a man full of acquirements, affable with his inferiors, holding his equals at great distance, and dignified towards his superiors.