It has been, and is, and probably will always be a heavy misfortune to me, that I have had no necessary business to engage me, no profession
to give me employment, or afford me any thing like independence.
I have nothing in common with the clumsy rank and file of my profession
, who convict themselves, before recorders and magistrates, of the worst of all offenses -- incurable stupidity in the exercise of their own vocation.
Why, I want to ask, aunt, as this seems, from what I understand, to be a limited profession
, whether my entrance into it would not be very expensive?
This, then, sirs, is to be a knight-errant, and what I have spoken of is the order of his chivalry, of which, as I have already said, I, though a sinner, have made profession
, and what the aforesaid knights professed that same do I profess, and so I go through these solitudes and wilds seeking adventures, resolved in soul to oppose my arm and person to the most perilous that fortune may offer me in aid of the weak and needy.
Such words as those belong to your profession
," answered Caderousse, "and you do well to repeat them; but," added he, with a bitter expression of countenance, "one is free to believe them or not, as one pleases.
But then, is not it the same with many other professions
, perhaps most other?
Disposed, however, as he always is to think the best of everyone, her display of grief, and professions
of regret, and general resolutions of prudence, were sufficient to soften his heart and make him really confide in her sincerity; but, as for myself, I am still unconvinced, and plausibly as her ladyship has now written, I cannot make up my mind till I better understand her real meaning in coming to us.
Carey thought there were only four professions
for a gentleman, the Army, the Navy, the Law, and the Church.
of friendship easily gains credit with the miserable; it is no wonder therefore, if Jones, who, besides his being miserable, was extremely open-hearted, very readily believed all the professions
of Benjamin, and received him into his bosom.
However, as I have quite clearly satisfied myself that it is no part of my profession
to make professions
, I say no more of that.
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession
, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug editorial chair.
But his strength failed him totally ere he had reached within four miles of the Temple-Court; racking pains shot along his back and through his limbs, and the excessive anguish which he felt at heart being now augmented by bodily suffering, he was rendered altogether incapable of proceeding farther than a small market-town, were dwelt a Jewish Rabbi of his tribe, eminent in the medical profession
, and to whom Isaac was well known.