He can confer titles of nobility at pleasure; and has the disposal of an immense number of church preferments
Therefore the multiplying of nobility, and other degrees of quality, in an over proportion to the common people, doth speedily bring a state to necessity; and so doth likewise an overgrown clergy; for they bring nothing to the stock; and in like manner, when more are bred scholars, than preferments
can take off .
Does an individual place himself beyond the pale of those preferments
by entering on such an office as Mr.
One day it offered itself to a Truly Good Man, who, after examining the label and finding the price was exactly twice as great as he was willing to pay, spurned the Political Preferment
from his door.
We are now returning to Edinburgh in order to get some preferment
in the Acting way; and such my Dear Cousin is our History.
But though this complacence to one whom the captain thoroughly despised, was not so uneasy to him as it would have been had any hopes of preferment
made it necessary to show the same submission to a Hoadley, or to some other of great reputation in the science, yet even this cost him too much to be endured without some motive.
and, with bonnet doffed, the future Chancellor (for to such high preferment
did the wily Norman aspire) hastened to receive the orders of the future sovereign.
But the motives of a man who takes orders with the certainty of preferment
may be fairly suspected, you think?
, trebling his private fortune, bestowing a rich aunt, and sinking half the children, he was able to represent the whole family to the general in a most respectable light.
Two or three curates who had hoped for preferment
told their wives it was scandalous to give a parish that needed a young, strong, and energetic man to an old fellow who knew nothing of parochial work, and had feathered his nest already; but the mutterings of the unbeneficed clergy do not reach the ears of a cathedral Chapter.
of his house reached as far back as the time of Charles IX.
It was noted, in following years, that several leaders of workmen built themselves houses and blocks of renting flats and took trips to the old countries, while, more immediately, other leaders and "dark horses" came to political preferment
and the control of the municipal government and the municipal moneys.