He ceased for a time at least to be a gentleman to become a hanger-on, a parasite once more.
Parasiticus means a parasite; so called because it grows on a Scleroderma.
To be proud that one wasn't a loafer or a drone, or a parasite on the body economic.
And you can't understand that I am precisely what you've described--a parasite!
It is an unaccountable prejudice that makes ...