His principal weight and influence in the republic are derived from this independent title; from his great patrimonial estates; from his family connections with some of the chief potentates of Europe; and, more than all, perhaps, from his being stadtholder in the several provinces, as well as for the union; in which provincial
quality he has the appointment of town magistrates under certain regulations, executes provincial
decrees, presides when he pleases in the provincial
tribunals, and has throughout the power of pardon.
The Medical Man and the Provincial
Mayor watched him in profile from the right, the Psychologist from the left.
He was so unworldly and so little of a courtier that when the new Emperor Su Tsung returned in triumph to the capital and appointed him Imperial Censor, he fulfilled his new duties by telling his majesty the whole unpalatable truth in a manner strangely free from ornamental apology, and was promptly rewarded with the exile of a provincial
This sleep, provincial
as it was, brought him to nine o'clock in the morning; at which hour he rose, in order to repair to the residence of M.
Ah," replied he, sighing, "that is not very surprising; I have been more than a year absent from Paris, and my clothes are of a most antiquated cut; the count takes me for a provincial
I think he is either a dull provincial
person or a spy in search of information.
The spectacle of this evening, if the oldest members of the provincial
court circle might be believed, was the most gay and gorgeous affair that had occurred in the annals of the government.
We shall call his description The Provincial
debauches, petits-maitres of six hundred livres a year, shared the fragments of his opulence.
Their companion was attired in very much the same manner; but there was that indescribable something about her dress and bearing which suggested the wife of a provincial
And I must leave all this"--he waved his arm round the dirty garret, with its unmade bed, the clothes lying on the floor, a row of empty beer bottles against the wall, piles of unbound, ragged books in every corner--"for some provincial
university where I shall try and get a chair of philology.
Her hand and wrist were so finely formed that she could wear sleeves not less bare of style than those in which the Blessed Virgin appeared to Italian painters; and her profile as well as her stature and bearing seemed to gain the more dignity from her plain garments, which by the side of provincial
fashion gave her the impressiveness of a fine quotation from the Bible,--or from one of our elder poets,--in a paragraph of to-day's newspaper.