As to the clerks, he pronounced them mere pretenders, not one of whom had ever been among the Indians, nor farther to the northwest than Montreal, nor of higher rank
than barkeeper of a tavern or marker of a billiard-table, excepting one, who had been a school-master, and whom he emphatically sets down for "as foolish a pedant as ever lived."
He looked every inch a soldier, and, curiously enough, he seemed in his bearing and attitude to be respecting the higher rank
by virtue of which Thomson had spoken.
When the audience was stationary, the common people stood in the square on all sides of the stage, while persons of higher rank
or greater means were seated on temporary wooden scaffolds or looked down from the windows of the adjacent houses.
She would have given a great deal, or endured a great deal, to have had the Martins in a higher rank
He could have shielded me with his higher rank
, while I could have improved his mind with my culture, and, well ...
I could, therefore, expect a higher rank
, and who knows what might have happened had the elder branch remained on the throne?
She could not indeed imitate his excess of subservience, because she was a stranger to the meanness of mind, and to the constant state of timid apprehension, by which it was dictated; but she bore herself with a proud humility, as if submitting to the evil circumstances in which she was placed as the daughter of a despised race, while she felt in her mind the consciousness that she was entitled to hold a higher rank
from her merit, than the arbitrary despotism of religious prejudice permitted her to aspire to.
I don't mean to say it would be the case in all villages, but it certainly was so in this one: the village boys were full as manly and honest, and certainly purer, than those in a higher rank
; and Tam got more harm from his equals in his first fortnight at a private school, where he went when he was nine years old, than he had from his village friends from the day he left Charity's apron-strings.
I have known several among the higher ranks
who treated their governesses quite as one of the family; though some, I allow, are as insolent and exacting as any one else can be: for there are bad and good in all classes.'
"That is not an illiterate letter," said Miss Halcombe, "and at the same time, it is surely too incoherent to be the letter of an educated person in the higher ranks
From these lower steps of the ladder the young man would certainly rise to the higher ranks
of the administration, possessed of a fortune and a name bequeathed to him in a certain will of which he, Monsieur Leprince, was cognizant.
Meanwhile, promoted to the higher rank
of Colonel are Lt.