The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials
to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I." At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
Among the passengers were a number of officers, Government officials
, and opium and indigo merchants, whose business called them to the eastern coast.
Having learned to drive them while in Marentina, we spent a delightful and profitable day exploring the city, and late in the afternoon at the hour Talu told us we would find government officials
in their offices, we stopped before a magnificent building on the plaza opposite the royal grounds and the palace.
Every battle was re-fought; and in the end, of course, the Government officials
learned that they were being used to pull telephone chestnuts out of the fire.
There were three of them, of whom one with a long beard looked venerable; and they had red cloth collars round their necks and gold lace on their sleeves like Government officials
. They sat proudly behind a long table; and in the next room, so that the com- mon people shouldn't hear, they kept a cunning telegraph machine, through which they could talk to the Emperor of America.
and his wife, a Government official and his wife, Mrs.
and the Government official. He passed round the port again and handed us cigars.
Thus wholly and solely occupied in retaining his place, drawing his pay, and securing his pension, the government official
thought everything permissible that conduced to these results.
Of course, imitation and adulteration are the essence of competition--they are but another form of the phrase 'to buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest.' A government official
has stated that the nation suffers a loss of a billion and a quarter dollars a year through adulterated foods; which means, of course, not only materials wasted that might have been useful outside of the human stomach, but doctors and nurses for people who would otherwise have been well, and undertakers for the whole human race ten or twenty years before the proper time.
It must be borne in mind that, like some others of the greatest poets, he was not a poet merely, but also a man of practical affairs, in the eyes of his associates first and mainly a courtier, diplomat, and government official
. His wide experience of men and things is manifest in the life-likeness and mature power of his poetry, and it accounts in part for the broad truth of all but his earliest work, which makes it essentially poetry not of an age but for all time.
My father was a Government official
in the provinces, He had a little land too.
The year the Prince of Wales came to the Island she was visiting her uncle in Charlottetown and he was a Government official
, and so she got invited to the great ball.