It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations
I need no blessings, but - but -' She stamped her foot at the poor relation.
Best of all, when the body was cleared, she cut out from the mass of poor relations that crowded the back of the buildings - house-hold dogs, we name them - a cousin's widow, skilled in what Europeans, who know nothing about it, call massage.
He is a kind, excellent, independent-spirited, fine-hearted, hospitable, liberal man (enthusiastic shouts from the poor relations
, at all the adjectives; and especially at the two last).
The uninvited guest Free and easy manners Salutary jokes A prodigal son Exit of the glutton A sudden change in fortune Danger of a visit to poor relations
Plucking of a prosperous man A vagabond toilet A substitute for the very fine horse Hard travelling The uninvited guest and the patriarchal colt A beggar on horseback A catastrophe Exit of the merry vagabond
There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; no unreasonable tailors and shoemakers perversely bent on being paid; no duns of any description and battery attorneys, to foment discord, backing their clients up to a quarrel, and then knocking their heads together; no poor relations
, everlastingly occupying the spare bed-chamber, and diminishing the elbow room at the family table; no destitute widows with their children starving on the cold charities of the world; no beggars; no debtors' prisons; no proud and hard-hearted nabobs in Typee; or to sum up all in one word--no Money
All his poor relations
, to whom he would never speak, except with a sneer, shot up into the sky like wonderful golden flowers with blossoms of fire.
Some of the higher scholars boarded in the Doctor's house, and through them I learned, at second hand, some particulars of the Doctor's history - as, how he had not yet been married twelve months to the beautiful young lady I had seen in the study, whom he had married for love; for she had not a sixpence, and had a world of poor relations
(so our fellows said) ready to swarm the Doctor out of house and home.
If the charge remains in England, it would leave this region's main hub, Newcastle Airport, a poor relation
Imagine the upshot over the past decade, over which time the Midlands has always been the poor relation
SIR - Cathy Owens article 'No poor relation
, Lidl is Britain's' best grocer' Western Mail, June 12) was interesting inasmuch as it highlighted Lidl's immense progress since its launch in the UK in 1994.
Mental health remains the poor relation
of the NHS and, unforgivably, children's mental health is the poor relation
of the poor relation
- the easiest target for cuts.
Little White Lies by Lesley Lokko This book follows the lives of three best friends from school - Annick, who has a mysterious past, Rebecca, from old money, and Tash, who always feels the poor relation
and has a steely determination to succeed.
We are becoming the poor relation
of England, with the occasional handout.
Once again the south of the city appears to be the poor relation
when it comes to the council's priorities.