"Not envious, let us say, since he has talent; but it annoys him that a wealthy man
of the highest society, and a count, too (you know they all detest a title), can, without any particular trouble, do as well, if not better, than he who has devoted all his life to it.
That light is the dower you brought him, and he is a wealthy man
if it does not flicker.
"The justice of the peace died just as our second prosperous epoch began, and luckily for us, his successor had formerly been a notary in Grenoble who had lost most of his fortune by a bad speculation, though enough of it yet remained to cause him to be looked upon in the village as a wealthy man
. It was M.
D'Artagnan, so intimately acquainted with all the court intrigues, who knew the position of Fouquet better than even Fouquet himself did, had conceived the strangest fancies and suspicions at the announcement of the fete , which would have ruined a wealthy man
, and which became impossible, utter madness even, for a man so poor as he was.
All that I had heard and seen, and a great part of what he had said himself, led me to suppose that he was a wealthy man
. I could form no comprehension of his character, unless he were one of those miserable wretches who, having made gain the sole end and object of their lives and having succeeded in amassing great riches, are constantly tortured by the dread of poverty, and best by fears of loss and ruin.
"He is a very wealthy man
," continued Marguerite; "the wealthiest, it may be.
I remember her aunt very well, Biddy Henshawe; she married a very wealthy man
. But the family are all rich together.
Everywhere there were mingled the luxury of the wealthy man
of taste and the careless untidiness of the bachelor.
Rumour reported that Drebber had managed to convert a large part of his property into money, and that he had departed a wealthy man
, while his companion, Stangerson, was comparatively poor.
It shows him to be a very wealthy man
. How did he acquire wealth?
Shuttleworthy was one of the most respectable and, undoubtedly, he was the most wealthy man
in Rattleborough, while "Old Charley Goodfellow" was upon as intimate terms with him as if he had been his own brother.
I understood very well why, when he told me that he had joined in the Clyde a small steamer chartered by a relative of his, "a very wealthy man
," he observed (probably Lord X, I thought), to carry arms and other supplies to the Carlist army.