He was known to us all as being a most cruel wretch,--a common drunk- ard, who had, by his reckless mismanagement
and profligate dissipation, already wasted a large por- tion of his father's property.
"There certainly was some great mismanagement
in the education of those two young men.
She might scruple to make use of the words, but she must and did feel that her mother was a partial, ill-judging parent, a dawdle, a slattern, who neither taught nor restrained her children, whose house was the scene of mismanagement
and discomfort from beginning to end, and who had no talent, no conversation, no affection towards herself; no curiosity to know her better, no desire of her friendship, and no inclination for her company that could lessen her sense of such feelings.
Since some of the magistrates, if not all, have business with the public money, it is necessary that there should be other officers, whose employment should be nothing else than to take an account of what they have, and correct any mismanagement
Had the Russian army been alone without any allies, it might perhaps have been a long time before this consciousness of mismanagement
became a general conviction, but as it was, the disorder was readily and naturally attributed to the stupid Germans, and everyone was convinced that a dangerous muddle had been occasioned by the sausage eaters.
did it--besides, the days for small farms are over.
If even the rule adopted should in practice justify the equality of its principle, still delinquencies in payments on the part of some of the States would result from a diversity of other causes -- the real deficiency of resources; the mismanagement
of their finances; accidental disorders in the management of the government; and, in addition to the rest, the reluctance with which men commonly part with money for purposes that have outlived the exigencies which produced them, and interfere with the supply of immediate wants.
He proceeded to give his prospective son-in-law a detailed lecture concerning the mismanagement
of the field hospitals at the front, and having disposed of that subject, he opened a broadside attack upon the Admiralty.
After eighteen years of Tory mismanagement
this down-trodden country is going to have a chance at last."
I was not only discontented with my lodging, but with myself for my mismanagement
of Neil, and thought I could hardly be worse off.
"She'll probably write a letter to the papers on the gross mismanagement
of the London hospitals," said Dr.
My only consolation is, that he spends comparatively little of his time at home, and, during the months he passes in London or elsewhere, I have a chance of recovering the ground I had lost, and overcoming with good the evil he has wrought by his wilful mismanagement
. But then it is a bitter trial to behold him, on his return, doing his utmost to subvert my labours and transform my innocent, affectionate, tractable darling into a selfish, disobedient, and mischievous boy; thereby preparing the soil for those vices he has so successfully cultivated in his own perverted nature.