How many proud painted dames would have fawned and smiled, and how many spendthrift blockheads done me lip-service to my face and cursed me in their hearts, while I turned that ten thousand pounds into twenty!
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She has a reputation as a spendthrift.
"You, my little countess, are a notorious spendthrift," said the count, and having kissed his wife’s hand he went back to his study.