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This worked as we both desire it, for presently the young lady next door, who had a father and mother that governed both her and her fortune, was shut up, and her father forbid him the house.
In short, he left himself no room to ask any more questions about her estate, and she took the advantage of it like a prudent woman, for she placed part of her fortune so in trustees, without letting him know anything of it, that it was quite out of his reach, and made him be very well content with the rest.
For men's minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope, to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another's fortune.
For their fortune seemeth , but due unto them; and no man envieth the payment of a debt, but rewards and liberality rather.
It was my own fortune to marry a woman whom the world thought handsome, and I can truly say I liked her the better on that account.
Danglars," said Monte Cristo; "I see I was deceived, and that you belong to the class of second-rate fortunes.
But the fortune, which had been so tardy in coming, was his only one twelvemonth.
I am wealth; I am respectability," the Fortune explained; "I am elegant houses, a yacht, and a clean shirt every day.
I couldn't tell any fortune half good enough for you, dearest," she said, slipping her arm round Cecily.
This man rose from a private station to be Prince of Syracuse, nor did he, either, owe anything to fortune but opportunity; for the Syracusans, being oppressed, chose him for their captain, afterwards he was rewarded by being made their prince.
All that can be affirmed is, that on no other day of his short and glorious career was Lord Nelson more splendidly true to his genius and to his country's fortune.