Or how, at the tender age when a confectioner seems to him a very prince whom all the world must envy--who breakfasts on macaroons, dines on meringues, sups on twelfth-cake, and fills up the intermediate hours with sugar-candy or peppermint--how is he to foresee the day of sad wisdom, when he will discern that the confectioner's calling is not socially influential
, or favourable to a soaring ambition?
You have influential
relations; I suppose they'll soon provide you with another place.
This operation appeared to me to be the most laborious species of work performed in Typee; and had I possessed a sufficient intimacy with the language to have conveyed my ideas upon the subject, I should certainly have suggested to the most influential
of the natives the expediency of establishing a college of vestals to be centrally located in the valley, for the purpose of keeping alive the indispensable article of fire; so as to supersede the necessity of such a vast outlay of strength and good temper, as were usually squandered on these occasions.
To all such questions he returned the same answer--namely, that the old lady was an influential
foreigner, a Russian, a Countess, and a grande dame, and that she had taken the suite which, during the previous week, had been tenanted by the Grande Duchesse de N.
He, of course, was just simply a banker, a very distinguished, a very influential
, and a very impeccable banker.
Well, then," after receiving a smile from the young man, "to- morrow morning I will send a petition to one of the most influential
persons at the ministry of War,--a man who will refuse nothing to the daughter of the Baron di Piombo.
Many of our most influential
citizens have not only risen recently, but risen comparatively late in life.
I know he was to see some of the influential
She had many privations and sufferings to undergo at first, but her worth and her gentle disposition won influential
friends for her, and she built up a wealthy and flourishing nunnery.
You're an influential
citizen, why don't you write to the papers and protest?
True, Russians think more of influential
friends than of birth, but she had both.
When one takes a broad survey of the country, he will find that the most useful and influential
people in it are those who take the deepest interest in institutions that exist for the purpose of making the world better.