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  • ...and in the valley the azaleas would be prodigal of scent,   (source)
    prodigal = abundant
  • Stephen looked at the English convert with the same eyes as the elder brother in the parable may have turned on the prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = the person, in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • They were bobbing to and fro roaring directions and encouragements. The dimensions of their howls were extraordinary. They expended their lungs with prodigal wills.   (source)
    prodigal = extravagant (abundant) or recklessly wasteful
  • I trust you will be a good husband of your money; but in the affair of a friend like Mr. Thompson, I would be even prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly wasteful (in spending)
  • In the afternoon the returning prodigal made constant deflections from his course to see if by ascending some hillock he might not pierce the distance and catch a glimpse of his home.   (source)
    prodigal = long absent child
  • Two thousand pounds sacrificed!  He's as prodigal as a thief!   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly wasteful
  • For my own part, I regretted your alliance with my brother-in-law's family, which has always been of prodigal habits,   (source)
  • swine were the companions of the prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = the person who slept with pigs (swine) in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • They were prodigal as kings, full of ideal, ambitious, fantastic frenzy.   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly wasteful
  • All this prodigal breeding.†   (source)
  • As they consulted urgently in German, more noise and movement behind the Amiens, which billowed out suddenly: faded blossoms, a fete champetre, prodigal nymphs disporting themselves amidst fountain and vine.†   (source)
  • They welcomed me back like the prodigal.†   (source)
  • In that beautiful enterprise the prodigal city had put forth her utmost strength and, having shown the world the supreme flower of her energy, had collapsed….†   (source)
  • When she got tired of living on pickled herring and pasta, she might have compromised her principles, might have let Mr. Corrigan stage a "prodigal daughter" reunion with her father.†   (source)
  • The prodigal returns?†   (source)
  • The very word mine suggests to them tapping the vast treasure-house of the world, and drawing an unlimited share—wealth lavish, prodigal, intemperate.†   (source)
  • "Didn't I find the prodigal?"†   (source)
  • Stoop-shouldered, unshaven, hollow-eyed inventor of the wheel, inheritor, caretaker, prodigal.†   (source)
  • Why, I wondered, was God so much more prodigal with his Creation?†   (source)
  • Go to Egypt
    Go to Egypt
    Tell Pharaoh
    Tell Pharaoh
    Let my people go
    Etta entered the back of the church like a reluctant prodigal, prepared at best to be amused.†   (source)
  • The metal came rising to the top of the ladle and went running over with arrogant prodigality.†   (source)
  • If I died suddenly, the name of McLean would flourish prodigally for a thousand years; if Tradd died, the St. Croix name would survive only as a street name, a house name, and in distinguished references in history books.†   (source)
  • I am the prodigal who hates the foreigner.†   (source)
  • I the most prodigal and mundane of historians.†   (source)
  • Chapter 12 — PRODIGAL SONS†   (source)
  • I'll find a way back to the company of my family. They have to forgive me, fold me in. Prodigal daughter, kill the fatted lamb. The image comforts me.   (source)
    prodigal = referring to the person, in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • They were immersed in a sea of wanton, prodigal vegetation.   (source)
    prodigal = abundant
  • She suggested, it seemed to Mr Pickering, the prodigal daughter revisiting the old homestead.   (source)
    prodigal = long absent
  • My garden is prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = abundant
  • "You understand the nature of an Indian's wishes," he concluded, as he led her toward the place where she was expected, "and must be prodigal of your offers of powder and blankets."   (source)
    prodigal = abundant (extravagant in amount)
  • Seems my prodigal mother managed to get one of her calls answered this morning.†   (source)
  • "What a human downfall after the magnificence and prodigality of the World's Fair which had so recently closed its doors!†   (source)
  • The homes were not lined along a street, they were spread at irregular intervals over the rises and hollows of the ground, they were small and simple, built of local materials, mostly of granite and pine, with a prodigal ingenuity of thought and a tight economy of physical effort.†   (source)
  • THE PRODIGAL   (source)
  • She was thinking of the years when the works he had just played for her were being written, here, in his small cottage on a ledge of the valley, when all this prodigal magnificence of sound was being shaped by him as a flowing monument to a concept which equates the sense of life with the sense of beauty-while she had walked through the streets of New York in a hopeless quest for some form of enjoyment, with the screeches of a modern symphony running after her, as if spit by the…†   (source)
  • Second, you're the only woman left in the outer world, to the best of our knowledge, who'd be allowed to enter Galt's Gulch, Third, you're the only woman who'd have the courage-and prodigality-still to remain a scab.†   (source)
  • How careless they had been of food then, what prodigal waste!†   (source)
  • 'We Russians, on the contrary, practise prodigality,' she said.†   (source)
  • Gant lavished upon it his abuse, his affection, and his prodigal provisioning.†   (source)
  • "Maria," said I, "you are as prodigal today as a goddess.†   (source)
  • FIGURE 44: The Return of the Prodigal (oil on canvas, Holland, A.D. 1662).†   (source)
  • An exceptional talent was burned prodigally to achieve perfection in the unexceptional.†   (source)
  • And now the prodigal, have you found him?†   (source)
  • At one time we have directed it to the statuesque and aristocratic type of beauty, mixing men's vanity with their desires and encouraging the race to breed chiefly from the most arrogant and prodigal women.†   (source)
  • I was thus faced with a bleak prospect and, turning the matter over in my mind, I felt something not far off remorse for the prodigality of the preceding weeks.†   (source)
  • For Lotus had said wilfully that Cuckoo must stay with her as her servant and she paid her prodigally so that the woman was willing enough to serve one instead of a score, and she and Lotus, her mistress, dwelt apart from the others in the new court that Wang Lung had made.†   (source)
  • Older, the boy might have remarked this and wondered why not a big one; why should not a man who had not only seen the waste and extravagance of war, but who had in his blood an inherent voracious prodigality with material not his own, have burned everything in sight?†   (source)
  • There was, God knows, seclusion enough for monastic scholarship, but the rare romantic quality of the atmosphere, the prodigal opulence of Springtime, thick with flowers and drenched in a fragrant warmth of green shimmering light, quenched pretty thoroughly any incipient rash of bookishness.†   (source)
  • One day when the opulent Southern Spring had richly unfolded, when the spongy black earth of the yard was covered with sudden, tender grass, and wet blossoms, the great cherry tree seethed slowly with a massive gem of amber sap, and the cherries hung ripening in prodigal clusters, Gant took him from his basket in the sun on the high front porch, and went with him around the house by the lily bed, taking him back under trees singing with hidden birds, to the far end of the lot.†   (source)
  • "The prodigal has returned,' she said, holding out her hand.†   (source)
  • "I have brought a rose for the prodigal's buttonhole.'†   (source)
  • Destinies are very fatal for several and too prodigal or too protecting for others.†   (source)
  • Man, in a state of revery, is generally prodigal BOOK SECOND.†   (source)
  • Buck, it was plain to me thet you'd either gone the limit or else you'd been kinder prodigal of cheer an' hope.†   (source)
  • Everything, accordingly, was well done, for there was no limit to Mrs. Fisher's prodigality when she was not spending her own money, and as she remarked to her pupil, a good cook was the best introduction to society.†   (source)
  • She obeyed like one in a dream, and when she could affix no more he himself tucked a bud or two into her hat, and heaped her basket with others in the prodigality of his bounty.†   (source)
  • "Daughter of Withersteen," said the Bishop, gaily, as he took her hand, "you have not been prodigal of your gracious self of late.†   (source)
  • She hid it, so that her husband should not see, and when he had gone to his work read it with some emotion, and sent the prodigal a little money out of her dress allowance.†   (source)
  • A thousand trifling little details—the charming prodigality of the chemist—details which would have been eliminated from an artificial preparation, gave me, like a book in which one is astonished to read the name of a person whom one knows, the pleasure of finding that these were indeed real lime-blossoms, like those I had seen, when coming from the train, in the Avenue de la Gare, altered, but only because they were not imitations but the very same blossoms, which had grown old.†   (source)
  • But if you should change your mind, do not forget that the gates are always open here to the repentant prodigal.†   (source)
  • And between the columns which ranged away toward three separate entrances, one right, one left and one directly forward toward Dalrymple Avenue—were lamps, statuary, rugs, palms, chairs, divans, tête-à-têtes—a prodigal display.†   (source)
  • In her own sight she was a disgraceful failure, a prodigal sneaking back to the ease and protection of loyal friends who did not know her truly.†   (source)
  • As far as he, Behrens, was concerned, he bore no grudges, but held his paternal arms wide, was ready to kill a fatted calf for the prodigal.†   (source)
  • Only at the annual balls of the Firemen and of the Eastern Star was there such prodigality of chiffon scarfs and tangoing and heart-burnings, and these rival institutions were not select—hired girls attended the Firemen's Ball, with section-hands and laborers.†   (source)
  • He was pretty thoroughly bewildered; he had come home, a jubilant prodigal, expecting to find everybody wild with joy over his return; and instead had got the cold shoulder and a jail.†   (source)
  • Lily felt a new interest in herself as a person of charitable instincts: she had never before thought of doing good with the wealth she had so often dreamed of possessing, but now her horizon was enlarged by the vision of a prodigal philanthropy.†   (source)
  • He seized Miles by the arm, dragged him to the window, and began to devour him from head to foot with his eyes, turning him this way and that, and stepping briskly around him and about him to prove him from all points of view; whilst the returned prodigal, all aglow with gladness, smiled, laughed, and kept nodding his head and saying— "Go on, brother, go on, and fear not; thou'lt find nor limb nor feature that cannot bide the test.†   (source)
  • The softest and most elegant carpets, the most exquisite pictures, the costliest mirrors; articles of richest ornament, quite dazzling from their beauty and perplexing from the prodigality with which they were scattered around; encountered her on every side.†   (source)
  • Only a very faint bending of the head-dress and plumes welcomed Rawdon and his wife, as those prodigals returned to their family.†   (source)
  • Now, these parents groan, these old folks implore us, these good men and these good women call us prodigal sons; they desire our return, and offer to kill calves for us.†   (source)
  • Monsieur shall see that upon occasion I have some left; only I beg Monsieur not to be too prodigal of it if he wishes it to last long.†   (source)
  • "That were well, if so," Simonides said, in a low voice; then louder, "Malluch, the curse of the time is prodigality.†   (source)
  • Here the matter was settled over the breakfast, at which Henchard heaped the young Scotchman's plate to a prodigal fulness.†   (source)
  • The poor are always prodigal, my child, where there is plenty, and seldom think of a provision against the morrow.†   (source)
  • There was, however, a singular and wild display of prodigal and ill judged ornaments, blended with his motley attire.†   (source)
  • The vegetable life does not content itself with casting from the flower or the tree a single seed, but it fills the air and earth with a prodigality of seeds, that if thousands perish, thousands may plant themselves, that hundreds may come up, that tens may live to maturity, that, at least, one may replace the parent.†   (source)
  • No nation was ever more prodigal of self-applause, no people was ever more self-satisfied; then every part of its constitution was right—everything, even to its most obvious defects, was irreproachable: at the present day a vast number of Englishmen seem to have nothing better to do than to prove that this constitution was faulty in many respects.†   (source)
  • In a word, the stern ascetic rigour of the Temple discipline, which had been so long exchanged for prodigal and licentious indulgence, seemed at once to have revived at Templestowe under the severe eye of Lucas Beaumanoir.†   (source)
  • The absolute solitude in which they lived intensified their reciprocal thoughts; yet some might have said that it had the disadvantage of consuming their mutual affections at a fearfully prodigal rate.†   (source)
  • Yet art thou prodigal of smiles— Smiles, sweeter than thy frowns are stern: Earth sends from all her thousand isles, A shout at thy return.†   (source)
  • Spreading trees spring from a prodigal luxuriance of undergrowth; great dark green shadows fade into the black background, until all is one mass of tangled semi-tropical foliage, marvellous in its weird savage splendor.†   (source)
  • Come, then, thou regenerate man, thou extravagant prodigal, thou awakened sleeper, thou all-powerful visionary, thou invincible millionaire,—once again review thy past life of starvation and wretchedness, revisit the scenes where fate and misfortune conducted, and where despair received thee.†   (source)
  • But he would never lose sight of her: he would watch over her—if he gave up everything else in life he would watch over her, and she should know that she had one slave in the world, Will had—to use Sir Thomas Browne's phrase—a "passionate prodigality" of statement both to himself and others.†   (source)
  • At this festival the magnificence displayed was such as had not been known in the little German place since the days of the prodigal Victor XIV.†   (source)
  • In short, the motive that urged them both so soon to go against the Hurons, was an habitual contempt of their enemy, acting on the unceasing cupidity of prodigality.†   (source)
  • And she began telling him everything, hurriedly, disjointedly, exaggerating the facts, inventing many, and so prodigal of parentheses that he understood nothing of it.†   (source)
  • …with them every variety of character; including representatives of all the tribes of Israel, all the sects among whom the ancient faith has been parcelled and refined away, all the religious and social divisions, all the adventurous rabble who, as children of art and ministers of pleasure, riot in the prodigalities of Herod, and all the peoples of note at any time compassed by the Caesars and their predecessors, especially those dwelling within the circuit of the Mediterranean.†   (source)
  • Arrangements had been made for their comfort, with a prodigality and care that had not failed to excite some surprise in his young men, but in no other particular did he shock their manly pride, by betraying any solicitude in behalf of the weaker sex.†   (source)
  • On the very evening which followed this there was a great ringing of bells in Casterbridge, and the combined brass, wood, catgut, and leather bands played round the town with more prodigality of percussion-notes than ever.†   (source)
  • He seems melancholy, as if he actually thought that a day of retribution was to follow this hour of abundance and prodigality!†   (source)
  • Can I not, like Pasta, Malibran, Grisi, acquire for myself what you would never have given me, whatever might have been your fortune, a hundred or a hundred and fifty thousand livres per annum, for which I shall be indebted to no one but myself; and which, instead of being given as you gave me those poor twelve thousand francs, with sour looks and reproaches for my prodigality, will be accompanied with acclamations, with bravos, and with flowers?†   (source)
  • A tender laugh of benevolence lighted up old Dobbin's face and eyes as he looked at the repentant little prodigal.†   (source)
  • "It grieves me to witness the extravagance that pervades this country," said the Judge, "where the settlers trifle with the blessings they might enjoy, with the prodigality of successful adventurers.†   (source)
  • The landlord, fearing lest the account should be refused altogether, swore solemnly that the young gent had consumed personally every farthing's worth of the liquor: and Bowls paid the bill finally, and showed it on his return home to Mrs. Firkin, who was shocked at the frightful prodigality of gin; and took the bill to Miss Briggs as accountant-general; who thought it her duty to mention the circumstance to her principal, Miss Crawley.†   (source)
  • There is no more violent prodigal than the avaricious man who takes the bit in his teeth; there is no man more terrible in action than a dreamer.†   (source)
  • "What I was going to observe, my dear Madam,"—here the resolute Clump once more interposed with a bland air—"what I was going to observe when you gave utterance to sentiments which do you so much honour, was that I think you alarm yourself needlessly about our kind friend, and sacrifice your own health too prodigally in her favour."†   (source)
  • The Irish maid Betty Flanagan's bonnets and ribbons, her sauciness, her idleness, her reckless prodigality of kitchen candles, her consumption of tea and sugar, and so forth occupied and amused the old lady almost as much as the doings of her former household, when she had Sambo and the coachman, and a groom, and a footboy, and a housekeeper with a regiment of female domestics—her former household, about which the good lady talked a hundred times a day.†   (source)
  • All these young, maniacal, puny, merry incoherences lived in harmony together, and the result was an eccentric and agreeable being whom his comrades, who were prodigal of winged consonants, called Jolllly .†   (source)
  • They scrupulously observe in addition all the little festivals unknown to people of the world, of which the Church of France was so prodigal in the olden days, and of which it is still prodigal in Spain and Italy.†   (source)
  • Every good quality tends towards a defect; economy borders on avarice, the generous man is next door to the prodigal, the brave man rubs elbows with the braggart; he who says very pious says a trifle bigoted; there are just as many vices in virtue as there are holes in Diogenes' cloak.†   (source)
  • One sometimes sees people, who, poor and mean, seem to wake up, pass suddenly from indigence to luxury, indulge in expenditures of all sorts, and become dazzling, prodigal, magnificent, all of a sudden.†   (source)
  • …of the Blood Royal while he was still only a Serene Highness, but a frank bourgeois from the day he became king; diffuse in public, concise in private; reputed, but not proved to be a miser; at bottom, one of those economists who are readily prodigal at their own fancy or duty; lettered, but not very sensitive to letters; a gentleman, but not a chevalier; simple, calm, and strong; adored by his family and his household; a fascinating talker, an undeceived statesman, inwardly cold,…†   (source)
  • Bahorel was a good-natured mortal, who kept bad company, brave, a spendthrift, prodigal, and to the verge of generosity, talkative, and at times eloquent, bold to the verge of effrontery; the best fellow possible; he had daring waistcoats, and scarlet opinions; a wholesale blusterer, that is to say, loving nothing so much as a quarrel, unless it were an uprising; and nothing so much as an uprising, unless it were a revolution; always BOOK FOURTH.†   (source)
  • He has already devoured, since this bording, in wild prodigality, two francs and ninety-five centibes.†   (source)
  • So that we may say that Paris's great prodigality, its wonderful festival, its Beaujon folly, its orgy, its stream of gold from full hands, its pomp, its luxury, its magnificence, is its sewer system.†   (source)
  • Life, sap, heat, odors overflowed; one was conscious, beneath creation, of the enormous size of the source; in all these breaths permeated with love, in this interchange of reverberations and reflections, in this marvellous expenditure of rays, in this infinite outpouring of liquid gold, one felt the prodigality of the inexhaustible; and, behind this splendor as behind a curtain of flame, one caught a glimpse of God, that millionaire of stars.†   (source)
  • its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops,   (source)
    prodigal = abundant
  • a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto;   (source)
    prodigal = someone who is recklessly wasteful
  • ...he that goes in the calf's skin that was killed for the Prodigal;   (source)
    prodigal = the person, in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury?   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly wasteful; or extravagant in amount
  • And spend his prodigal wits in bootless rimes,   (source)
    prodigal = abundant (extravagant in amount)
  • I do know, When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul Lends the tongue vows:   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly and extravagantly
  • 'tis painted about with the story of the Prodigal,   (source)
    prodigal = the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • Ay, but he'll have but a year in all these ducats; he's a very fool, and a prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = someone who is recklessly wasteful
  • My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly extravagant in amount
  • I'll pay him now; you'll be too prodigal.   (source)
    prodigal = wasteful
  • would think that I had a hundred and fifty tattered Prodigals lately come from swine-keeping, from eating draff and husks.   (source)
    prodigals = referring to the person, in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • Myself a prodigal I'll prove,   (source)
    prodigal = recklessly wasteful
  •   A sweeter and a lovelier gentleman,
      Framed in the prodigality of nature,
      Young, valiant, wise, and, no doubt, right royal,   (source)
    prodigality = abundant (extravagant in amount)
  • He can afford to be witty ... prodigally, without saving, because he knows there is more wit where that came from.   (source)
    prodigally = extravagantly (or wastefully)
  • the story of the Prodigal   (source)
    prodigal = the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
  • Prodigal, you have given me love—therefore I to you give love!†   (source)
  • He is much less prodigal with /good-bye/ than the American; he uses /good-day/ and /good-afternoon/ far more often.†   (source)
  • The early Spaniards were prodigal with place-names testifying to their piety, but these names, in the overwhelming main, were those of saints.†   (source)
  • In many directions the same prodigal fancy shows itself—for example, in the free interchange of parts of speech, in the bold inflection of words not inflected in sound English, and in the invention of wholly artificial words.†   (source)
  • English now has the brakes on, but American continues to leap in the dark, and the prodigality of its movement is all the [Pg029] indication that is needed of its intrinsic health, its capacity to meet the ever-changing needs of a restless and iconoclastic people, constantly fluent in racial composition, and disdainful of hampering traditions.†   (source)
  • Here the tableaus of life, and here the groupings of death; Here, do you know this? this is cicerone himself, With finger rais'd he points to the prodigal pictures.†   (source)
  • The Fourth Circle: the Avaricious and the Prodigal.†   (source)
  • The Fourth Circle, that of the Avaricious and the Prodigal.†   (source)
  • This, indeed, is the only instance of their frugality, for in all other things they are prodigal, even to the beggaring of themselves; but, besides this, they carry about with them a great number of idle fellows, who never learned any art by which they may gain their living; and these, as soon as either their lord dies, or they themselves fall sick, are turned out of doors; for your lords are readier to feed idle people than to take care of the sick; and often the heir is not able to…†   (source)
  • Ye Trojan flames, your testimony bear, What I perform'd, and what I suffer'd there; No sword avoiding in the fatal strife, Expos'd to death, and prodigal of life; Witness, ye heavens!†   (source)
  • And therefore in reasoning, a man bust take heed of words; which besides the signification of what we imagine of their nature, disposition, and interest of the speaker; such as are the names of Vertues, and Vices; For one man calleth Wisdome, what another calleth Feare; and one Cruelty, what another Justice; one Prodigality, what another Magnanimity; one Gravity, what another Stupidity, &c.†   (source)
  • How like a younker or a prodigal The scarfed bark puts from her native bay, Hugg'd and embraced by the strumpet wind!†   (source)
  • Be now as prodigal of all dear grace As Nature was in making graces dear When she did starve the general world beside, And prodigally gave them all to you.†   (source)
  • MOS: No sir, nor devour Soft prodigals.†   (source)
  • This tendency of his to be liberal and profuse he had acquired from having been a soldier in his youth, for the soldier's life is a school in which the niggard becomes free-handed and the free-handed prodigal; and if any soldiers are to be found who are misers, they are monsters of rare occurrence.†   (source)
  • Here patriots live, who, for their country's good, In fighting fields, were prodigal of blood: Priests of unblemish'd lives here make abode, And poets worthy their inspiring god; And searching wits, of more mechanic parts, Who grac'd their age with new-invented arts: Those who to worth their bounty did extend, And those who knew that bounty to commend.†   (source)
  • Is not that government both unjust and ungrateful, that is so prodigal of its favours to those that are called gentlemen, or goldsmiths, or such others who are idle, or live either by flattery or by contriving the arts of vain pleasure, and, on the other hand, takes no care of those of a meaner sort, such as ploughmen, colliers, and smiths, without whom it could not subsist?†   (source)
  • The chariest maid is prodigal enough If she unmask her beauty to the moon: Virtue itself scopes not calumnious strokes: The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclos'd: And in the morn and liquid dew of youth Contagious blastments are most imminent.†   (source)
  • …a place between two vicious extremes, cowardice and temerity; but it will be a lesser evil for him who is valiant to rise till he reaches the point of rashness, than to sink until he reaches the point of cowardice; for, as it is easier for the prodigal than for the miser to become generous, so it is easier for a rash man to prove truly valiant than for a coward to rise to true valour; and believe me, Senor Don Diego, in attempting adventures it is better to lose by a card too many than…†   (source)
  • Their skill in military affairs increases their courage: and the wise sentiments which, according to the laws of their country, are instilled into them in their education, give additional vigour to their minds: for as they do not undervalue life so as prodigally to throw it away, they are not so indecently fond of it as to preserve it by base and unbecoming methods.†   (source)
  • Be now as prodigal of all dear grace As Nature was in making graces dear When she did starve the general world beside, And prodigally gave them all to you.†   (source)
  • He and Jacomo were notorious prodigals.†   (source)
  • How like the prodigal doth she return, With over-weather'd ribs and ragged sails, Lean, rent, and beggar'd by the strumpet wind!†   (source)
  • The next, in place and punishment, are they Who prodigally throw their souls away; Fools, who, repining at their wretched state, And loathing anxious life, suborn'd their fate.†   (source)
  • My father went beyond liberality and bordered on prodigality, a disposition by no means advantageous to a married man who has children to succeed to his name and position.†   (source)
  • I am not bid for love; they flatter me; But yet I'll go in hate, to feed upon The prodigal Christian.†   (source)
  • 'tis not unknown to you, Antonio, How much I have disabled mine estate By something showing a more swelling port Than my faint means would grant continuance; Nor do I now make moan to be abridg'd From such a noble rate; but my chief care Is to come fairly off from the great debts Wherein my time, something too prodigal, Hath left me gag'd.†   (source)
  • Finding, then, that he was unable to resist his propensity, he resolved to divest himself of the instrument and cause of his prodigality and lavishness, to divest himself of wealth, without which Alexander himself would have seemed parsimonious; and so calling us all three aside one day into a room, he addressed us in words somewhat to the following effect: "My sons, to assure you that I love you, no more need be known or said than that you are my sons; and to encourage a suspicion…†   (source)
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