Could anyone in a government office
display greater shabbiness?
He took up his pen, and wrote to his friend at the Government office
. There was nothing for it now but to run the risk, and try Old Sharon.
A few days before his mother's death, when he was just sixteen, he left the Lycee Napoleon to enter as supernumerary a government office, where an unknown protector had provided him with a place.
Education, equally distributed through the masses, brings the son of a porter into a government office to decide the fate of some man of merit or some landed proprietor whose door-bell his father may have answered.
His every movement is jealously watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office
as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend; obliged to live and board at the office, and to take even his vacation under close supervision; what wonder that human nature, even in the best and purest, is embittered and perverted by such surroundings!"
A few years ago he was a clerk in a Government office
It makes me shudder to think that some understrapper whose business it is to dust papers in a government office
, has pocketed Gondrin's promised thousand francs of pension.
You are in a government office
. Don't be impudent, sir!"
By profession a clerk in a Government office
, he was one of those martyred spirits to whom literature is at once a source of divine joy and of almost intolerable irritation.
They don't SELL this hot water; no, you go into the great Trinkhalle, and stand around, first on one foot and then on the other, while two or three young girls sit pottering at some sort of ladylike sewing-work in your neighborhood and can't seem to see you --polite as three-dollar clerks in government offices
He had to sign papers, to present himself at government offices
, the purpose of which was not clear to him, to question his chief steward, to visit his estate near Moscow, and to receive many people who formerly did not even wish to know of his existence but would now have been offended and grieved had he chosen not to see them.
"There is banking, the law, veterinary surgery, government offices
, the civil service, all these at least should be thrown freely open to women, if they have brains enough to compete successfully for them.