No want of understrappers
: my sister desires her love, and hopes to be admitted into the company, and will be happy to take the part of any old duenna or tame confidante, that you may not like to do yourselves."
Having a contempt for curates, whom he always called understrappers
, he was resolved to be buried by a beneficed clergyman.
It is not an affair for police understrappers
. The greatest importance is attached to.
Them is only one white man, a third assistant understrapper
and ex- sailor--a common sailor.
It makes me shudder to think that some understrapper
whose business it is to dust papers in a government office, has pocketed Gondrin's promised thousand francs of pension.
Or perhaps seeing me inside he may have thought I was some understrapper
belonging to the place.
body of understrappers
. On the other hand, whilst the taxpayer is
To hear the hysterical rantings of Tony Blair and his understrappers
, you'd think the end of the world is nigh.
As a guiding principle I believe that every poem must be its own sole freshly created universe, and therefore have no belief in "tradition" or a common myth-kitty or casual allusions in poems to other poems or poets, which last I find unpleasantly like the talk of literary understrappers
letting you see they know the right people.
It was noted of the Ashmolean in 1753, for example, that the founding collection was "much the worse for wear, and even worse if possible by the conduct of some Keepers and their understrappers
." In 1780 a report proclaimed that: "Nothing can equal the negligence with which the Ashmolean Museum was kept." (21)
These included 'getting three very tolerable female performers from London and some male understrappers
.' And on Rundell's debauchery Hickey writes: My habits of life being congenial with Mr Rundell's scarce a day passed that we were not together some part of it.
And if those aren't concerns enough for Bush and his understrappers
, then perhaps the UAE's dismal record on human slavery and child welfare needs considering.