What a difficult undertaking is the rehabilitation of the Civil Service while the liberal cries aloud in his newspapers that the salaries of clerks are a standing theft, calls the items of the budget
a cluster of leeches, and every year demands why the nation should be saddled with a thousand millions of taxes.
The stories of Brouwer, of Bones, and a whole budget
of others were called to mind; and when they had diligently considered them all, and compared them with the symptoms of the present case, they shook their heads, and came to the conclusion chat Ichabod had been carried off by the Galloping Hessian.
Nioche appeared preoccupied, and left his budget
of anecdotes unopened; he took a great deal of snuff, and sent certain oblique, appealing glances toward his stalwart pupil.
In my last report I ended upon my top note with Barrymore at the window, and now I have quite a budget
already which will, unless I am much mistaken, considerably surprise you.
I set off, therefore, in high spirits, for I felt that I had done good work and was bringing back a fine budget
of news for my companions.
For his errand at Torwood Park was a political one; it was the place of appointment named by no less a person than the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Howard Horne, then introducing his so-called Socialist budget
, and prepared to expound it in an interview with so promising a penman.
Winsett himself had a savage abhorrence of social observances: Archer, who dressed in the evening because he thought it cleaner and more comfortable to do so, and who had never stopped to consider that cleanliness and comfort are two of the costliest items in a modest budget
, regarded Winsett's attitude as part of the boring "Bohemian" pose that always made fashionable people, who changed their clothes without talking about it, and were not forever harping on the number of servants one kept, seem so much simpler and less self-conscious than the others.
All these masons claim to be architects, are paid by the prefecture or from the petty budget
, and wear green coats.
Late in the evening Colia came in with a whole budget
of Petersburg and Pavlofsk news.
The messenger was a chatty soul and loved a bit of gossip dearly; besides, the pot of ale warmed his heart; so that, settling himself in an easy corner of the inn bench, while the host leaned upon the doorway and the hostess stood with her hands beneath her apron, he unfolded his budget
of news with great comfort.
I can't tell you all about it now, for there's Matilda, I see, in the park, and I must go and open my budget
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget
, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.