He was now esteemed quite worthy to address the daughter of a foolish, spendthrift baronet, who had not had principle or sense enough to maintain himself in the situation in which Providence had placed him, and who could give his daughter at present but a small part of the share of ten thousand pounds which must be hers hereafter.
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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.