Here, in Number Two, are my cases that I plead: Family of an officer who fell at Waterloo; Wife of a poor curate stricken down by nervous debility; Widow of a grazier
in difficulties gored to death by a mad bull; et cetera, et cetera.
I knew a nobleman in England, that had the greatest audits of any man in my time; a great grazier
, a great sheep-master, a great timber man, a great collier, a great corn-master, a great lead-man, and so of iron, and a number of the like points of husbandry.
He struggled hard, and suffered much, for some time; but, having a contented disposition, and a good purpose, succeeded in the end; and, from being a farmer's drudge, and a carrier's lad, he is now the merriest young grazier
in all Northamptonshire.
Not so travels the money-meditating tradesman, the sagacious justice, the dignified doctor, the warm-clad grazier
, with all the numerous offspring of wealth and dulness.
"I say then," continued Sancho, "that in a village of Estremadura there was a goat-shepherd -that is to say, one who tended goats- which shepherd or goatherd, as my story goes, was called Lope Ruiz, and this Lope Ruiz was in love with a shepherdess called Torralva, which shepherdess called Torralva was the daughter of a rich grazier
, and this rich grazier-"
A short walk brought us to it, a bleak moorland house, once the farm of some grazier
in the old prosperous days, but now put into repair and turned into a modern dwelling.
She's the daughter of one Isaac Foster, who from a small farmer has sunk into a shepherd; the beginning of his misfortunes dating from his runaway marriage with the cook of his widowed father--a well-to-do, apoplectic grazier
, who passionately struck his name off his will, and had been heard to utter threats against his life.
Her father was a grazier
, her grandfather had been a butcher, but that was all nothing.
He was a sturdy old fellow in a broad-skirted blue coat, made pretty large, to fit easily, and with no particular waist; his bulky legs clothed in drab breeches and high gaiters, and his head protected by a low-crowned broad-brimmed white hat, such as a wealthy grazier
Beside the salmon fishery of the Columbia, which is capable of being rendered a considerable source of profit; the great valleys of the lower country, below the elevated volcanic plateau, are calculated to give sustenance to countless flocks and herds, and to sustain a great population of graziers
He gave me a long account of some of his adventures, and particularly one when he robbed the West Chester coaches near Lichfield, when he got a very great booty; and after that, how he robbed five graziers
, in the west, going to Burford Fair in Wiltshire to buy sheep.
After such a marriage he would, of course, renounce the best society and take up with the bourgeois class of tradesmen, rich manufacturers and graziers
, who would certainly carry him in triumph as their candidate.