Born at Champagne, in Lorraine, of poor parents, he was first apprenticed to a pastrycook.
"You couldn't be wicked if you was apprenticed to the Old Harry for ten years, Zoeth," he said.
As soon as I had passed my fourteenth birthday I was apprenticed to Madama.
On the completion of his studies, John Burton was apprenticed to a writer in Aberdeen.
In his sixteenth year he ...