He has the air of a bon-vivant, and speaks English extremely well.
In the first seven verses of this discourse, I cannot help seeing a gentle allusion to Schopenhauer's habits as a bon-vivant.
He once bluntly told a bon-vivant gentleman to “Live on sixpence a day, and earn it!”
He was a Whig without rancour, and a bon-vivant without selfishness.
However, the Mayor was a bon-vivant, and I do not wish to have a better set of bins to pick from.
"Well, I am content rather to live than to contemplate life," said the bon-vivant.