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The miserable ignorance of the peasantry is a disgrace to the landed gentry, and loudly calls for reform.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
It was played by particular request of one of the pepper-and-salt gentry.
LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHESWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
The Tory gentry, who were powerful in all the counties, had special grievances.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
In the two other parts the tradespeople and the gentry reside; they have an incomparably better aspect.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
None but nobles and gentry are knights, and none but these will remain to dance to our music after that episode.
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
The Church, the nobles, and the gentry then turned one grand, all-disapproving frown upon them and shriveled them into sheep!
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
The landed gentry and the professions of the Church, the army, and the law were strongly on the king's side.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
The Austerfield branch were yeomen, once so important in the English commons that they ranked next to the gentry.
WILLIAM BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTHALBERT HALE PLUMB
In the end they were used as firewood; only a few pieces preserved by the neighbouring 53 gentry escaping destruction.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CARLISLEC. KING ELEY
The Rising Sun Tavern was then a gathering place for the gentry and without doubt he saw them there.
HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURGJOHN T. GOOLRICK
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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