The iron and coal valleys of the Vermissa district were no resorts for the leisured
or the cultured.
The scene suggested a Swiss Alp rather than the shrine and centre of a leisured
world, and was marred only by two ugly little villas-- the villas that had competed with Cecil's engagement, having been acquired by Sir Harry Otway the very afternoon that Lucy had been acquired by Cecil.
The moment that the peasant forsakes his life of toil pure and simple for the leisured
existence of the landowning classes, he becomes intolerable.
Nobody told me about him, and he died when I was six, and yet within the last year or two, that strange Indian summer of remembrance that comes to us in the leisured
times when the children have been born and we have time to think, has made me know him perfectly well.
With an hour at lunch and a few shattered hours in the evening, how was it possible to catch up with leisured
women, who had been reading steadily from childhood?
Murdock has generally agreed with Gorn and Powers about the relocation of manly identity into the leisured
male sphere, while also pointing out alcohol's potential to "destroy .
Lake steamers offer endless possibilities of leisured
cruising, stopping off at other lakeside resorts, exploring and then catching another boat to yet another beauty spot.
But there is a suspicion abroad that there is more fertile ground among the growing "grey" population, the early-retiring, wealthy leisured
classes who don't mind stuffing envelopes.
These 'nouveaux riches' - often the second or third generation of the family which started the business - followed the pattern that went back centuries and left the city, and trade, for the countryside and the leisured
life of the landed gentry or the nobility.
While discovering criticism of kings and of power, she recognizes that d'Aulnoy is also offering a mirror (and a reassurance) to the leisured
aristocracy that she herself had managed to rejoin.
A list compiled almost at random indicates the range of her thinking and the quality of her perceptions: she makes valuable points on the disappearance of the family from modern fiction, on the strange, predetermined quality of Oliver Twist, and on the way in which Oliver - generally passive, preparing only for the leisured
gentlemanly life - is at odds with 'the ideological context of the age and the importance attached to the concepts of work, effort and perseverance' (33).
Like love, chess, music, chivalry, conversation, and fine clothes, hunting was one of the approved preoccupations of the leisured
nobleman, just one of the constituents of courtliness.