His every movement is jealously watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend
; obliged to live and board at the office, and to take even his vacation under close supervision; what wonder that human nature, even in the best and purest, is embittered and perverted by such surroundings!"
arising hence would hardly have indulged the schoolmaster in the luxuries of life, had he not added to this office those of clerk and barber, and had not Mr Allworthy added to the whole an annuity of ten pounds, which the poor man received every Christmas, and with which he was enabled to cheer his heart during that sacred festival.
The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend
, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you.
Fleming, who had been headmaster for the quarter of a century, was become too deaf to continue his work to the greater glory of God; and when one of the livings on the outskirts of the city fell vacant, with a stipend
of six hundred a year, the Chapter offered it to him in such a manner as to imply that they thought it high time for him to retire.
BOUNDERBY being a bachelor, an elderly lady presided over his establishment, in consideration of a certain annual stipend
Being a very honest little creature, and unwilling to disgrace the memory I was going to leave behind me at Murdstone and Grinby's, I considered myself bound to remain until Saturday night; and, as I had been paid a week's wages in advance when I first came there, not to present myself in the counting-house at the usual hour, to receive my stipend
. For this express reason, I had borrowed the half-guinea, that I might not be without a fund for my travelling-expenses.
After a time--not, of course, at first-- he might be with me as my curate, and he would have so much to do that his stipend
would be nearly what I used to get as vicar.
In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country." A pensioner he had said was "A slave of state hired by a stipend
to obey his master." Was he then to become a traitor to his country and a slave of state?
The roof has been kept whole hitherto; but as the clergyman's stipend
is only twenty pounds per annum, and a house with two rooms, threatening speedily to determine into one, no clergyman will undertake the duties of pastor: especially as it is currently reported that his flock would rather let him starve than increase the living by one penny from their own pockets.
The next day, on our return, we met seven very wild-looking Indians, of whom some were caciques that had just received from the Chilian government their yearly small stipend
for having long remained faithful.
Without running up the rates, we give a hundred crowns to supplement the cure's stipend
, we pay two hundred francs to the rural policeman, and as much again to the schoolmaster and schoolmistress.
'There was a certain stipend
, sir, paid to you for your pupil, which may have warped your judgment a bit,' said Mr.