Here, on one side, was a girl -- with great personal attractions, with rare pecuniary prospects
, with a social position which might have justified the best gentleman in the neighborhood in making her an offer of marriage -- perversely casting herself away on a penniless idle young fellow, who had failed at his first start in life, and who even if he succeeded in his second attempt, must be for years to come in no position to marry a young lady of fortune on equal terms.
Collins's present circumstances made it a most eligible match for their daughter, to whom they could give little fortune; and his prospects
of future wealth were exceedingly fair.
Temperature of the climate Root Diggers on horseback An Indian guide Mountain prospects
The Grand Rond Difficulties on Snake River A scramble over the Blue Mountains Sufferings from hunger Prospect
of the Immahah Valley The exhausted traveller
Germaine, I might consider my prospects
(in some degree, at least) as being prospects
What were her prospects
(if she lived through it) when the war was over?
Of this chamber, Nicholas became the tenant; and having hired a few common articles of furniture from a neighbouring broker, and paid the first week's hire in advance, out of a small fund raised by the conversion of some spare clothes into ready money, he sat himself down to ruminate upon his prospects
, which, like the prospect
outside his window, were sufficiently confined and dingy.
I was even accustomed to make an irruption into some houses, where I was well entertained, and after learning the kernels and very last sieveful of news -- what had subsided, the prospects
of war and peace, and whether the world was likely to hold together much longer -- I was let out through the rear avenues, and so escaped to the woods again.
But this was only March: a cold, wet April, and two weeks of May passed over before we could venture forth on our expedition with the reasonable hope of obtaining that pleasure we sought in pleasant prospects
, cheerful society, fresh air, good cheer and exercise, without the alloy of bad roads, cold winds, or threatening clouds.
In New York we all wear labels, stating our incomes and prospects
in clear lettering.
Going into service" was the expression by which the Dodson mind represented to itself the position of teacher or governess; and Maggie's return to that menial condition, now circumstances offered her more eligible prospects
, was likely to be a sore point with all her relatives, besides Lucy.
So confident were they of that ultimate prospect
, that the wealth already thus obtained was religiously expended in engines and machinery for the boring of wells and the conveyance of that precious water which the exhausted river had long since ceased to yield.
I am convinced," said Edward, "that you really feel all the delight in a fine prospect
which you profess to feel.