"Suppose," she said to Mr. Watson, "my present will stands, and after my death the estate becomes the property of Patricia.
Real estate and patents are the bases of all wealth.
As it was late in the afternoon, he called at but one estate, the name of which was Williamsfield.
Each estate was a little despotism, and the manager took cognizance of all the misdemeanors committed among his slaves --inflicting such punishment as he thought proper.
An estate of nearly seven hundred acres, with extensive agriculture, and a large manufactory and distillery, employing three hundred apprentices, and supporting twenty-five horses, one hundred and thirty head of horned cattle, and hogs, sheep; and poultry in proportion, is manifestly a most complicated machinery.
When, however, he tried to execute it, it turned out that the estate on which he had a lien was a joint family possession, with the shares so inextricably mixed up that he could neither trace the property mortgaged to him nor discover who was liable for the proportion of profit derived from it.
Not that she had any passengers or freight for Brandon perhaps, or Brandon for her, but because all these river estates are postoffices and the Pocahontas carries the river mail.
The great estates became so many independent, self-sufficient communities--almost kingdoms.
To one, the kingly estate is but a gift blindly bestowed; to the other, 'tis the divine right of excelling merit.
Her only real estate is in the moon, and the one article of her simple creed--"Love is enough."
Estates which were wealth to their original proprietors became a charge to the descendants who endeavored to maintain them.
It was generally agreed that, within the limits of efficient operation, the larger an estate was, the better its prospect for net earnings.
Sir Thomas Bazley has done much for the village which is fortunate enough to claim him as a resident; his estate is a model of what country estates ought to be, unprofitable though it must have proved as an investment.
The excavation of all these buildings and many others took place in the forties and fifties of last century, and were due to the energy of Mr. John Clayton, the learned and zealous antiquary, in the possession of whose family the estate still remains.
My Estate is seven hundred Pounds a Year, besides the benefit of Tin-Mines.
The house stands on an eminence, once embowered in trees which the hurricanes have leveled, overlooking a broad valley, where palms were scattered in every direction; for the estate had formerly been a coffee plantation.
The coffee estate is, in fact, a kind of forest, with the trees and shrubs arranged in straight lines.
I could not but think them bewitched, but it was not known how my lady's fortune was settled, nor how the estate was all mortgaged, and bonds out against him, for he was never cured of his gaming tricks; but that was the only fault he had, God bless him!
The noble Philidore falls in love with the rich and beautiful Placentia, but as his estate is no match for hers, he contents himself with entering her service in disguise and performing menial offices for the pleasure of seeing her.
Bachelors must be married, and married men would be bachelors; they do not love their own wives, though otherwise fair, wise, virtuous, and well qualified, because they are theirs; our present estate is still the worst, we cannot endure one course of life long, et quod modo voverat, odit, one calling long, esse in honore juvat, mox displicet; one place long, Romae Tibur amo, ventosus Tybure Romam, that which we earnestly sought, we now contemn.
I have no kith or kin, no ambition, no lust; but this estate is wife, child, everything, to me. '
We may form some idea of what was considered as riches in the Rome of those days from the fact, that Lucius Paullus with an estate of 60 talents (14,000 pounds) was not reckoned a wealthy senator, and that a dowry--such as each of the daughters of the elder Scipio Africanus received--of 50 talents (12,000 pounds) was regarded as a suitable portion for a maiden of quality, while the estate of the wealthiest Greek of this century was not more than 300 talents (72,000 pounds).
In a few hours the whole estate--works, coolie barracks, negro huts--was black ash; and the house only, by extreme exertion, saved.
But what matters that, as long as the buggies keep out sun and rain effectually, and as long as those who sit in them be real gentlemen, and those who wait for them at home, whether in the city, or the estates around, be real ladies?
The estate at Winthrop is not less than two hundred and fifty acres, besides the farm near Taunton, which is some of the best land in the country.
"My estate is a small body of wild land; my influence extends little beyond this beaver meadow, and is confined to my own household, and some fifteen or twenty labourers; and as for the new rank of which you speak, it is not likely the colonists will care much for that, if they disregard the rights of the king.
And the estate was a small one, for the family, though of blood the bluest, was very poor.
The estate of inheritance, which looks so generous and equitable an arrangement, was a perpetual grievance; for the possessor could neither transmit his property by will nor transfer it by sale.
The estate is Kenneth's, sir, after all, for he is the sole heir of his mother.
You are a Russian prince, and your estates are the happiest, the most enlightened in the empire.
Thou mayest observe," continued he with the air of a good man contending with adversity, "how weak and miserable is man's estate even in the day of good fortune, how hard it is for purblind mortals to discern the right path, especially when two alluring routes are simultaneously presented for their decision!
There was but one child, and, after the assignment of the widow's dower, the estate was Mildred's.
His estate has been mortgaged to an old banker, Sir Cautious Fulbank, whose wife Julia he loves, and to her he pretends to have gone to Northamptonshire to his uncle's death bed.