of humble birth

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A MAN of humble birth and no breading, who held a high political office, was passing through a forest, when he met a Monkey.
Take this ear-lier pair of quatrains: "When gates of iron are chained in penury The old gate fortress will fall But the lion will rise again By the course of steel serpent "An alchemist of humble birth Shall transport base elements And turn rust and ruins Into an age of gold and glory" Now, it might be just me stretching it a bit but come on; "gates of iron chained" if that is not the liquidator's padlocks on the Warwick Street entrance in 1986 I'll get a Mackem tattoo on my bum.
Henderson's was the classic story of a lad o'pairts, the boy of humble birth made good.
The heroes and heroines were usually of humble birth, whose goodness ennobled them and usually propelled them upwards into the aristocracy or the monarchy by the end of the story.
Both Richard de Ware of Westminster and Mathieu de Vendome of Saint-Denis were of humble birth but they became powerbrokers to kings and arbiters of the beliefs of their subjects.
Imagine, a self-taught man of humble birth winning so many votes in a race for President
Letizia has been married before, she dresses too flamboyantly, she doesn't know how to behave properly and, even worse, is guilty of being a journo (only estate agents and lawyers are held in less esteem) let alone of humble birth.
Often he is a man of humble birth who leaves the group and returns to assume power.
She was of humble birth and upbringing, not someone of noble blood.
He is thought to have been a man of humble birth, though well educated, and probably a secular priest.
Of humble birth, Selden was an outstanding lawyer and became especially known for his collection of Oriental manuscripts, which he willed to the Bodleian Library.