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  • In France the Revolution had been the work of the middle classes; in Russia an indigenous middle class has, comparatively speaking, no existence, the peasants forming the overwhelming majority of the population.'

  • The standard of life of the ordinary well-to-do middle class in England, for example, includes not only food, clothing and shelter of a kind different in many respects from that of a similar class in other countries and of other classes in England, but a highly complicated mechanism, both public and private, for ministering to these primary needs, habits of social intercourse, educational and sanitary organization, recreative arrangements and many other elements.

  • Thus Hull district inaugurated a bold policy of chapel-buildings; Norwich that of a foreign mission; Sunderland and Manchester the ideal of a bettereducated ministry, Sunderland institute being opened in 1868; Nottingham district founded a middle-class school; Leeds promoted a union of Sunday-schools, and the placing of chapel property on a better financial footing.

  • About half a mile from the town is the Albert Memorial Middle Class College, opened in 1865, and capable of accommodating 300 boys.

  • His father was a middle-class landed proprietor and a decurion, who is represented as living at a place called Bannauenta.

  • Exasperated by the tyranny of the Salimbeni and other patrician families allied to the Ghibellines, it decreed in 127 7 the exclusion of all nobles from the supreme magistracy (consisting since 1270 of thirty-six instead of twenty-four members), and insisted that this council should be formed solely of Guelf traders and men of the middle class.

  • The Panorama had a large circulation and influence, and Herculano's biographical sketches of great men and his articles of literary and historical criticism did much to educate the middle class by acquainting them with the story of their nation, and with the progress of knowledge and the state of letters in foreign countries.

  • Plan of ' Main Entrance II Impluvium Bath IV Principal Hall 'V birth to the Christian kingdoms of the Peninsula, while the Monge de Cister, published in 1848, describes the time of King John I., when the middle class and the municipalities first asserted their power and elected a king in opposition to the nobility.

  • had a relatively civilized and politically developed middle class behind him, whereas Matthias had not.

  • Separatism was non-existent, for the cogent reason that there was no point toward which a new irredenta could gravitate: the Habsburg cause had no adherents, save a few discredited traitors who congregated in Graz and Vienna: and communism, which was quite alien to an agrarian and peasant-owned State, owed its passing success to the aftermath of war and the blunders of the middle class rather than to its own attractions.

  • Though by birth belonging to the middle class in a country of hide-bound aristocracy, he lived to move on equal terms in the society of princes and statesmen; which would never have been the case had he been notoriously "bought and sold."

  • In this respect it was an important factor in the rise of that middle-class literature which found its most virile expression in the period of the Reformation.

  • The schools include the Gymnasium (founded in 1592 by the Protestant community as a Latin school), the Realgymnasium (founded in 1830, for "modern" subjects and Latin), the Oberrealschule and Realschule (founded 1893, the latter wholly "modern"), two girls' high schools, a girls' middle-class school, a large number of popular schools, a mechanics' and polytechnic school, a school of mechanics, an industrial drawing school, a commercial school, and a school for the deaf and dumb.

  • A convalescent home, the Trompenberg, was established here in 1874, and there are a town hall, middle-class and technical schools, and various places of worship, including a synagogue.

  • He opposed commercial development on ordinary European lines on the ground that it involved the existence both of a dangerous proletariat and of a prosperous middle class equally inimical to autocracy.

  • These bodies decided in 1889 and 18 9 0 to exert their influence in returning workmen to parliament, and where this was impossible, to secure pledges from middle-class candidates.

  • His personal courage and extreme affability made him highly popular among the lower orders, but he showed himself quite incapable of taking advantage permanently of the revival of the national energy, and the extraordinary overflow of native middle-class talent, which were the immediate consequences of the revolution of 1660.

  • Such immigrants could naturally be obtained only from the civilized west, and on their own terms. Thus it came about that the middle class element was introduced into Polish society for the first time.

  • The cellarer's buildings were near the west end of the nave, in which ordinary visitors of the middle class were hospitably entertained.

  • It seems to have been the first great popular effort ever made deliberately by a representative body of the middle class of a nation for the promotion of international friendship without the aid of diplomacy and without official assistance or even countenance of any kind.

  • Some believers, he taught, may pass through purgatorial fires; and this middle class may be helped by the sacraments and the alms of the living.

  • His first step was to recover control of the mint, and place it in the hands of capable middle-class merchants and bankers, like Caspar Beer, Jan Thurzo, Jan Boner, the Betmans, exiles for conscience' sake from Alsace, who had sought refuge in Poland under Casimir IV., Justus Decyusz, subsequently the king's secretary and historian, and their fellows, all practical economists of high integrity who reformed the currency and opened out new ways for trade and commerce.

  • But as soon as this was accomplished the government opened a comprehensive enquiry into the causes of dissatisfaction, which served as the basis of numerous social laws, and led eventually to the establishment of universal suffrage and the substitution in Belgium of a democratic for a middle-class regime.

  • His attitude in the House of Peers in the autumn of 1815 cost him a two years' exile to Twickenham; he courted popularity by having his children educated en bourgeois at the public schools; and the Palais Royal became the rendezvous of all the leaders of that middle-class opinion by which he was ultimately to be raised to the throne.

  • passion for equality he was content to veil his kingship for a while under a middle-class disguise.

  • Republican and Socialist agitation, culminating in a series of dangerous risings, strengthened the position of the king as defender of middle-class interest; and since the middle classes constituted the pays legal which alone was represented in Parliament, he came to regard his position as unassailable, especially after the suppression of the risings under Blanqui and Barbes in 1839.

  • His reliance upon the knights, or middle-class landowners, who now for the first time appear in the political foreground, is all the more interesting because it is this class who, either as members of parliament or justices of the peace, were to have the effective rule of England in their hands for so many centuries.

  • They resorted to the help of the government in order to stamp out the opinions with which they disagreed, and the claims of the artisans to practical equality were rejected by them, as in earlier days the claims of the middle class had been by the nobles.

  • As the preservation of the smaller middle class seemed to be important as a bulwark against Socialism, they won the support of the Conservative and Clerical parties, and lawsinspiredby them were passed in Bavaria, Wurttemberg and Prussia.

  • His family came on both sides of middle-class people, and it was probably only as a joke that Godwin, a stern political reformer and philosophical radical, attempted to trace his pedigree to a time before the Norman conquest and the great earl Godwine.

  • Convinced free-traders, they hoped by private energy to build up the fortunes of the country, parliamentary government - which meant for them the rule of the educated and well-to-do middle class - being one of the means to this end.

  • On the other hand, the class which would elsewhere be called the middle class is in Sicily extremely poor.

  • 32), the bustling, active, middle-class official, Ka-aper (Plate II.

  • His talent reached its height in the novel called Little Folk (1880), a most admirable study of lower middle-class life in Copenhagen.

  • The Lower school is devoted to middle-class education.

  • He came of a middle-class Yorkshire family of pronounced Liberal and Nonconformist views, and was educated under Dr Edwin Abbott at the City of London school, from which he went as a scholar to Balliol, Oxford; there he had a distinguished career, taking a first-class in classics, winning the Craven scholarship and being elected a fellow of his college.

  • The lower classes, bullied by sabbatarianism and deprived of the old revels, were restive and hostile; but the educated middle class was with the preachers; so were many lesser country gentry; and the nobles, securing the spoils of the church, were acquiescent.

  • Pearson has shown that Galton's function has a value of 0.28 for stature of middle-class Englishmen and their wives.

  • were for the most part soon reinstated, Louis' advisers were mostly men of the middle class.

  • Exemptions at first granted to the citizens were removed, while the cost of local government which continually increased was placed on the middle-class of the towns as represented by the decuriones, or members of the municipalities.

  • It is interesting to observe that the old law of debt was not really abolished until the dictatorship of Julius Caesar, who practically adopted the legislation of Solon more than five centuries before; but it was too late then to save the middle class.

  • ANDREI IVANOVICH, COUNT OSTERMAN (1686-1747), Russian statesman, was born at Bochum in Westphalia, of middle-class parents, his name being originally Heinrich Johann Friedrich Ostermann.

  • The antiquated Riksdag, where the privileged estates predominated, while the cultivated middle class was practically unrepresented, had become an insuperable obstacle to all free development; but, though the Riksdag of 1840 itself raised the question, the king and the aristocracy refused to entertain it.

  • Juvenal is no organ of the pride and dignity, still less of the urbanity, of the cultivated representatives of the great families of the republic. He is the champion of the more sober virtues and ideas, and perhaps the organ of the rancours and detraction, of an educated but depressed and embittered middle class.

  • Tacitus belonged to the highest official and senatorial class, Juvenal apparently to the middle class and to that of the struggling men of letters; and this difference in position had much influence in determining the different bent of their genius, and in forming one to be a great national historian, the other to be a great social satirist.

  • The banishment, or forcible conversion, of the Jews deprived Portugal of its middle class and of its most scientific traders and financiers.

  • Moreover the favour of the court was withdrawn on the death of Gil Vicente, and this meant much, for there existed no educated middle class to support a national theatre.

  • She soon became the soul of a middle-class inner council, which competed with Rigsraad itself.

  • Failing to rally them to the good cause he determined anyhow to organize the great cultivated middle class into a political party.

  • There are also new middle-class quarters at Santa Lucia, Vomero Nuovo and Sant' Efremo, and better houses in the Via Sirignano, on the Riviera di Chiaja, Via Elena and Via Caracciolo at Mergellina, Via Partenope near the Chiatamone, and an aristocratic quarter in the large extensions made in the Rione Amedeo.

  • His original name was Jacques Duese, and he came either of a family of petty nobility or else of well-to-do middle-class parents, and was not, as has been popularly supposed, the son of a shoemaker.

  • Through his reviews he trained the middle-class to read and to take an active interest in literary problems. Through his Curier de ambe sexe (1837-41) he disseminated translations from political and other works, thus paving the way for the political change of 1848.

  • The poets of this school drew their inspiration from popular poetry, and all of them were sons of the lower middle class or of peasants, who by dint of heavy work and great hardship were able to rise above the narrow social conditions in which they were born.

  • Forster, like John Bright, was an excellent representative of the English middle-class in public life.

  • Their place is taken by the city chronicle compiled by middle-class laymen, just as the Renaissance was not a revival of clerical learning, but the expression of new intellectual demands on the part of the laity.

  • But, even when all conscious bias is eliminated, the unconscious bias remains, and Rankes history of the Reformation is essentially a middle-class, even bourgeois, presentment.

  • Among the middle class there already existed a party, consisting of men like Danton or Camille Desmoulins, which was prepared to go much further than any of the leaders of the Assembly.

  • Few were nobles, very few were clergymen, and the great body was drawn from the middle class.

  • Servia is a land without aristocracy or middle class.

  • As in Servia, there is practically no middle class between the peasants and the educated minority; and the commercial element consists to a great extent of foreigners, especially Germans, Hungarians, Italians and Jews.

  • The want of a strong native middle class may partly be traced to this tendency.

  • The vacancies left in this middle class by this continual desertion were not compensated for by the progressive advance of a lower class destitute of personal property and constantly unsettled in their work.

  • To such a miserable pretence of freedom they all preferred servitude, which at least ensured them a livelihood; and the middle class of freemen thus became gradually extinct.

  • With the object of destroying Calvinism by effective opposition, they imitated the Protestant organization of provincial associations, drawing their chief supporters from the upper middle class and the lesser nobility.

  • The power of the state was confided to middle-class men, faithful servants during the evil days: Abel Servien, Michel le Tellier, Hugues de Lionne.

  • The nobles were excluded from all share in the administration, which was in the hands of boards (juntas) of lawyers and men of the middle class.

  • He had to proclaim not only such important provinces as Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao, but even the capital of Spain itself, in order to check a widespread agitation which had assumed formidable proportions under the direction of the chambers of commerce, industry, navigation and agriculture, combined with, about 300 middle-class corporations and associations, and supported by the majority of the gilds and syndicates of taxpayers in Madrid and the large towns.

  • of Uttoxeter, is St Chad's College, a large middle-class school for boys, founded in connexion with St Nicholas' College, Lancing.

  • The leaders in this movement were John Davenport (1597-1670) and Theophilus Eaton, and their followers were drawn from the English middle class.

  • It was like he had a check list of what parents were supposed to do, and he filled in all the little blocks—middle-class home, straight teeth, and a college education—figured that was the extent of his obligations to us.

  • Xander Traveled to the front doorstep of the local Guardian station, a ranch-style house located in a lower middle class area of Buena Park, south of LA.

  • The movement became far more than previously a middle class agitation.

  • He doesn't like middle class angst, indeed he isn't really interested in any kind of angst at all.

  • Pressure to reform the political and social system came mainly from the new middle class who campaigned for economic betterment.

  • cocooned middle-class world.

  • consumerist lifestyles of the growing middle class in India.

  • Even the most left wing of democratic contenders, Howard Dean, admitted: " there was no middle-class tax cut " .

  • The study found that the mean reading age of middle class pupils was significantly higher, they knew significantly more letter-sound correspondences.

  • Their upper and middle class lives are so cosseted, that they crave that element of risk so lacking in their everyday existence.

  • dormitory town in Hertfordshire, a bastion of the middle class.

  • effete, middle class or whatever you want, I head straight for the Dulwich Woodhouse when I want a drink.

  • Beyond British and sensationally sociological, Blur and singer/songwriter Damon Albarn weave tales of stifling middle class ennui into clever pop vignettes.

  • His working-class angst has been replaced with middle-class guilt.

  • Feeder systems in politics maintain the hegemony of the upper middle class elite over all major parties without exception.

  • Many middle class families had to sell family heirlooms to survive.

  • For example, a middle class housewife whose husband uses the car during the day would probably need to be included 7.12.

  • housewife nothing worse than having a lot of middle-class housewives looking down at you for working.

  • In Third World nationalism it is the middle class intelligentsia oppressed by imperialism.

  • interpellated a mass, mostly middle-class audience, either unfamiliar with or uninterested in the traditional grand narratives.

  • The IEA reserves particular ire for that favorite of the western middle-class lounge, the halogen uplighter.

  • liberalized economy with 1.5 billion people with 300 million in the middle class bracket.

  • lumpen proletariat or working class or middle class or bourgeois.

  • middle classwas built up during the late nineteenth century to house the growing middle-class.

  • middle classe, however, manual workers were forced out by rising prices and rents, until the suburb became middle-class.

  • middle classking class, which led to conflict with my mother, Mary, a nurse, who was upper middle-class.

  • middle classa total population of 1.3 billion and a fast-growing urban middle-class estimated to number 130 million.

  • middle class on balance, tend to be dominated by a ' white middle-class ' culture.

  • middle class was sort of lower, lower middle-class.

  • middle classh 1950's middle-class: all strangulating reserve and would-be genteel chatter.

  • middle classhese children into a simulation of behavior attributed to the English middle-class.

  • middle classthing worse than having a lot of middle-class housewives looking down at you for working.

  • middle classn told to park our car at a crossroads in a middle-class suburb, not far from the city center.

  • middle classas a curious mix of old-style radicalism and middle-class respectability.

  • middle classr later identification with indigenous Mexican peoples, hers was an urban, middle-class upbringing.

  • middle classaylor, like most middle-class reformers, had doubts about the wisdom of universal suffrage.

  • middle classthe young and ethnic minorities are all less likely to vote than older white middle-class voters.

  • middle classse seem likely to support the maintenance of its predominantly middle-class academic intake.

  • middle classion for Human Dignity (CHD) organized a violent protest against his largely middle-class audience.

  • middle classs were mainly middle-class people, with a few rich people.

  • middle classe began fleeing, mostly middle-class residents who had cars.

  • middle classd in a very middle-class home in Chiswick and I gazed at the Mao posters on the wall of the drawing-room.

  • middle classl Young, the Pop Idol supremo, who makes no bones whatsoever about his solidly middle-class origins.

  • Bristol Discussion Group had to adapt, however reluctantly, to a middle class milieu concerned with constitutional reform, Black Power and Feminism.

  • The middle-class Third Estate proclaims itself the National Assembly on 17th June which on 9th July establishes a constitutional monarchy.

  • From their armchairs, these middle class moralists see fit to lecture the shade of Connolly on revolutionary strategy and tactics.

  • I can play a slightly podgy, middle-class boy quite well but nothing else.

  • They aren't lumpen proletariat or working class or middle class or bourgeois.

  • prudish middle-class Victorians for strongly opposing the use of nude models in his artistic work.

  • But she is fatally torn between the dull virtue of middle-class respectability and the evil attractions of the beckoning city lights.

  • At the end of the 19th century, improved sanitation meant that most middle class houses had an indoor toilet.

  • Ernaux contests the idea that middle- class culture is the legitimate culture, that middle-class savoir-vivre is the only one of any value.

  • The Guardian published a rather self-righteous piece entitled " The myth of middle-class inflation.

  • This article reveals different conceptions and management of adolescent sexuality among white, middle-class American and Dutch parents of teenagers.

  • I should have thought a middle class family would have been living in the lap of luxury on a small sherry at Christmas.

  • Article continues The Blairs have always seemed stingy in a way that only the British middle class can be.

  • But most of the areas which are now middle class suburbia remained very rural.

  • This made her unpopular with middle class suffragettes who saw limited suffrage as an important step in the struggle to win the vote.

  • This made her unpopular with middle class suffragettes who saw limited suffrage as an important step in the struggle to win the vote.

  • titillates that such fights were particularly shocking to middle-class readers, as well as possibly being sexually titillating.

  • wealthy tourists, too, and middle class Uruguayan women draped in the latest fashions from New York and London.

  • For them trade unionism had become a middle class career.

  • It shows how thoroughly inventive you need to be and also goes back in time to an interesting middle-class upbringing in 1950's London.

  • If I'm a middle class swing voter in a marginal seat then my vote is valuable.

  • It doesn't help that the traditional image of ' an environmentalist ' is of a thoroughly well-meaning well-educated middle-class white person.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Miniver are the average reasonably well-off middle-class couple with a son at Oxford, a small daughter and younger son.

  • well-to-do women of the middle class.

  • As human beings, particularly as middle class westerners, we are vane enough to think that we are masters of our own destiny.

  • In the new art the concentration of attention upon form, as a more important source of dramatic interest and climax than texture, resulted in a neglect of polyphony which seriously damaged even Gluck's work, and which always had the grave inconvenience that while the new methods of blending and contrasting instruments stimulated an increase in the variety, if not in the size of orchestras, there was at the same time extreme difficulty in finding occupation for the members of the lower middle class of the orchestra in ordinary passages.

  • In France the Revolution had been the work of the middle classes; in Russia an indigenous middle class has, comparatively speaking, no existence, the peasants forming the overwhelming majority of the population.'

  • 1920 provoked the indignation not onl y of the manufacturers but of all the middle-class.

  • The standard of life of the ordinary well-to-do middle class in England, for example, includes not only food, clothing and shelter of a kind different in many respects from that of a similar class in other countries and of other classes in England, but a highly complicated mechanism, both public and private, for ministering to these primary needs, habits of social intercourse, educational and sanitary organization, recreative arrangements and many other elements.

  • Thus Hull district inaugurated a bold policy of chapel-buildings; Norwich that of a foreign mission; Sunderland and Manchester the ideal of a bettereducated ministry, Sunderland institute being opened in 1868; Nottingham district founded a middle-class school; Leeds promoted a union of Sunday-schools, and the placing of chapel property on a better financial footing.

  • About half a mile from the town is the Albert Memorial Middle Class College, opened in 1865, and capable of accommodating 300 boys.

  • His father was a middle-class landed proprietor and a decurion, who is represented as living at a place called Bannauenta.

  • Exasperated by the tyranny of the Salimbeni and other patrician families allied to the Ghibellines, it decreed in 127 7 the exclusion of all nobles from the supreme magistracy (consisting since 1270 of thirty-six instead of twenty-four members), and insisted that this council should be formed solely of Guelf traders and men of the middle class.

  • The Panorama had a large circulation and influence, and Herculano's biographical sketches of great men and his articles of literary and historical criticism did much to educate the middle class by acquainting them with the story of their nation, and with the progress of knowledge and the state of letters in foreign countries.

  • Plan of ' Main Entrance II Impluvium Bath IV Principal Hall 'V birth to the Christian kingdoms of the Peninsula, while the Monge de Cister, published in 1848, describes the time of King John I., when the middle class and the municipalities first asserted their power and elected a king in opposition to the nobility.

  • had a relatively civilized and politically developed middle class behind him, whereas Matthias had not.

  • Separatism was non-existent, for the cogent reason that there was no point toward which a new irredenta could gravitate: the Habsburg cause had no adherents, save a few discredited traitors who congregated in Graz and Vienna: and communism, which was quite alien to an agrarian and peasant-owned State, owed its passing success to the aftermath of war and the blunders of the middle class rather than to its own attractions.

  • Though by birth belonging to the middle class in a country of hide-bound aristocracy, he lived to move on equal terms in the society of princes and statesmen; which would never have been the case had he been notoriously "bought and sold."

  • In this respect it was an important factor in the rise of that middle-class literature which found its most virile expression in the period of the Reformation.

  • The schools include the Gymnasium (founded in 1592 by the Protestant community as a Latin school), the Realgymnasium (founded in 1830, for "modern" subjects and Latin), the Oberrealschule and Realschule (founded 1893, the latter wholly "modern"), two girls' high schools, a girls' middle-class school, a large number of popular schools, a mechanics' and polytechnic school, a school of mechanics, an industrial drawing school, a commercial school, and a school for the deaf and dumb.

  • Mrs Veal has been to some extent popularized by the work which it helped to sell; Religious Courtship and The Family Instructor had a vogue among the middle class until well into the 19th century, and The History of the Union was republished in 1786.

  • A convalescent home, the Trompenberg, was established here in 1874, and there are a town hall, middle-class and technical schools, and various places of worship, including a synagogue.

  • He opposed commercial development on ordinary European lines on the ground that it involved the existence both of a dangerous proletariat and of a prosperous middle class equally inimical to autocracy.

  • These bodies decided in 1889 and 18 9 0 to exert their influence in returning workmen to parliament, and where this was impossible, to secure pledges from middle-class candidates.

  • His personal courage and extreme affability made him highly popular among the lower orders, but he showed himself quite incapable of taking advantage permanently of the revival of the national energy, and the extraordinary overflow of native middle-class talent, which were the immediate consequences of the revolution of 1660.

  • Such immigrants could naturally be obtained only from the civilized west, and on their own terms. Thus it came about that the middle class element was introduced into Polish society for the first time.

  • The cellarer's buildings were near the west end of the nave, in which ordinary visitors of the middle class were hospitably entertained.

  • It seems to have been the first great popular effort ever made deliberately by a representative body of the middle class of a nation for the promotion of international friendship without the aid of diplomacy and without official assistance or even countenance of any kind.

  • Some believers, he taught, may pass through purgatorial fires; and this middle class may be helped by the sacraments and the alms of the living.

  • His first step was to recover control of the mint, and place it in the hands of capable middle-class merchants and bankers, like Caspar Beer, Jan Thurzo, Jan Boner, the Betmans, exiles for conscience' sake from Alsace, who had sought refuge in Poland under Casimir IV., Justus Decyusz, subsequently the king's secretary and historian, and their fellows, all practical economists of high integrity who reformed the currency and opened out new ways for trade and commerce.

  • But as soon as this was accomplished the government opened a comprehensive enquiry into the causes of dissatisfaction, which served as the basis of numerous social laws, and led eventually to the establishment of universal suffrage and the substitution in Belgium of a democratic for a middle-class regime.

  • His attitude in the House of Peers in the autumn of 1815 cost him a two years' exile to Twickenham; he courted popularity by having his children educated en bourgeois at the public schools; and the Palais Royal became the rendezvous of all the leaders of that middle-class opinion by which he was ultimately to be raised to the throne.

  • passion for equality he was content to veil his kingship for a while under a middle-class disguise.

  • Republican and Socialist agitation, culminating in a series of dangerous risings, strengthened the position of the king as defender of middle-class interest; and since the middle classes constituted the pays legal which alone was represented in Parliament, he came to regard his position as unassailable, especially after the suppression of the risings under Blanqui and Barbes in 1839.

  • His reliance upon the knights, or middle-class landowners, who now for the first time appear in the political foreground, is all the more interesting because it is this class who, either as members of parliament or justices of the peace, were to have the effective rule of England in their hands for so many centuries.

  • They resorted to the help of the government in order to stamp out the opinions with which they disagreed, and the claims of the artisans to practical equality were rejected by them, as in earlier days the claims of the middle class had been by the nobles.

  • As the preservation of the smaller middle class seemed to be important as a bulwark against Socialism, they won the support of the Conservative and Clerical parties, and lawsinspiredby them were passed in Bavaria, Wurttemberg and Prussia.

  • His family came on both sides of middle-class people, and it was probably only as a joke that Godwin, a stern political reformer and philosophical radical, attempted to trace his pedigree to a time before the Norman conquest and the great earl Godwine.

  • Convinced free-traders, they hoped by private energy to build up the fortunes of the country, parliamentary government - which meant for them the rule of the educated and well-to-do middle class - being one of the means to this end.

  • On the other hand, the class which would elsewhere be called the middle class is in Sicily extremely poor.

  • 32), the bustling, active, middle-class official, Ka-aper (Plate II.

  • His talent reached its height in the novel called Little Folk (1880), a most admirable study of lower middle-class life in Copenhagen.

  • The Lower school is devoted to middle-class education.

  • He came of a middle-class Yorkshire family of pronounced Liberal and Nonconformist views, and was educated under Dr Edwin Abbott at the City of London school, from which he went as a scholar to Balliol, Oxford; there he had a distinguished career, taking a first-class in classics, winning the Craven scholarship and being elected a fellow of his college.

  • The lower classes, bullied by sabbatarianism and deprived of the old revels, were restive and hostile; but the educated middle class was with the preachers; so were many lesser country gentry; and the nobles, securing the spoils of the church, were acquiescent.

  • Pearson has shown that Galton's function has a value of 0.28 for stature of middle-class Englishmen and their wives.

  • were for the most part soon reinstated, Louis' advisers were mostly men of the middle class.

  • Exemptions at first granted to the citizens were removed, while the cost of local government which continually increased was placed on the middle-class of the towns as represented by the decuriones, or members of the municipalities.

  • It is interesting to observe that the old law of debt was not really abolished until the dictatorship of Julius Caesar, who practically adopted the legislation of Solon more than five centuries before; but it was too late then to save the middle class.

  • ANDREI IVANOVICH, COUNT OSTERMAN (1686-1747), Russian statesman, was born at Bochum in Westphalia, of middle-class parents, his name being originally Heinrich Johann Friedrich Ostermann.

  • The antiquated Riksdag, where the privileged estates predominated, while the cultivated middle class was practically unrepresented, had become an insuperable obstacle to all free development; but, though the Riksdag of 1840 itself raised the question, the king and the aristocracy refused to entertain it.

  • Juvenal is no organ of the pride and dignity, still less of the urbanity, of the cultivated representatives of the great families of the republic. He is the champion of the more sober virtues and ideas, and perhaps the organ of the rancours and detraction, of an educated but depressed and embittered middle class.

  • Tacitus belonged to the highest official and senatorial class, Juvenal apparently to the middle class and to that of the struggling men of letters; and this difference in position had much influence in determining the different bent of their genius, and in forming one to be a great national historian, the other to be a great social satirist.

  • The banishment, or forcible conversion, of the Jews deprived Portugal of its middle class and of its most scientific traders and financiers.

  • Moreover the favour of the court was withdrawn on the death of Gil Vicente, and this meant much, for there existed no educated middle class to support a national theatre.

  • She soon became the soul of a middle-class inner council, which competed with Rigsraad itself.

  • Failing to rally them to the good cause he determined anyhow to organize the great cultivated middle class into a political party.

  • There are also new middle-class quarters at Santa Lucia, Vomero Nuovo and Sant' Efremo, and better houses in the Via Sirignano, on the Riviera di Chiaja, Via Elena and Via Caracciolo at Mergellina, Via Partenope near the Chiatamone, and an aristocratic quarter in the large extensions made in the Rione Amedeo.

  • His original name was Jacques Duese, and he came either of a family of petty nobility or else of well-to-do middle-class parents, and was not, as has been popularly supposed, the son of a shoemaker.

  • Through his reviews he trained the middle-class to read and to take an active interest in literary problems. Through his Curier de ambe sexe (1837-41) he disseminated translations from political and other works, thus paving the way for the political change of 1848.

  • The poets of this school drew their inspiration from popular poetry, and all of them were sons of the lower middle class or of peasants, who by dint of heavy work and great hardship were able to rise above the narrow social conditions in which they were born.

  • Forster, like John Bright, was an excellent representative of the English middle-class in public life.

  • Their place is taken by the city chronicle compiled by middle-class laymen, just as the Renaissance was not a revival of clerical learning, but the expression of new intellectual demands on the part of the laity.

  • But, even when all conscious bias is eliminated, the unconscious bias remains, and Rankes history of the Reformation is essentially a middle-class, even bourgeois, presentment.

  • Among the middle class there already existed a party, consisting of men like Danton or Camille Desmoulins, which was prepared to go much further than any of the leaders of the Assembly.

  • Few were nobles, very few were clergymen, and the great body was drawn from the middle class.

  • Servia is a land without aristocracy or middle class.

  • As in Servia, there is practically no middle class between the peasants and the educated minority; and the commercial element consists to a great extent of foreigners, especially Germans, Hungarians, Italians and Jews.

  • The want of a strong native middle class may partly be traced to this tendency.

  • The vacancies left in this middle class by this continual desertion were not compensated for by the progressive advance of a lower class destitute of personal property and constantly unsettled in their work.

  • To such a miserable pretence of freedom they all preferred servitude, which at least ensured them a livelihood; and the middle class of freemen thus became gradually extinct.

  • With the object of destroying Calvinism by effective opposition, they imitated the Protestant organization of provincial associations, drawing their chief supporters from the upper middle class and the lesser nobility.

  • The power of the state was confided to middle-class men, faithful servants during the evil days: Abel Servien, Michel le Tellier, Hugues de Lionne.

  • He wanted to give 17th-century France the modern and industrial character which the New World had imprinted on the maritime states; and he created industry on a grand scale with an energy of labor, a prodigious genius for initiative and for organization; while, in order to attract a foreign clientele, he imposed upon it the habits of meticulous probity common to a middle-class draper.

  • The nobles were excluded from all share in the administration, which was in the hands of boards (juntas) of lawyers and men of the middle class.

  • He had to proclaim not only such important provinces as Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao, but even the capital of Spain itself, in order to check a widespread agitation which had assumed formidable proportions under the direction of the chambers of commerce, industry, navigation and agriculture, combined with, about 300 middle-class corporations and associations, and supported by the majority of the gilds and syndicates of taxpayers in Madrid and the large towns.

  • of Uttoxeter, is St Chad's College, a large middle-class school for boys, founded in connexion with St Nicholas' College, Lancing.

  • The leaders in this movement were John Davenport (1597-1670) and Theophilus Eaton, and their followers were drawn from the English middle class.

  • But she is fatally torn between the dull virtue of middle-class respectability and the evil attractions of the beckoning city lights.

  • At the end of the 19th century, improved sanitation meant that most middle class houses had an indoor toilet.

  • Ernaux contests the idea that middle- class culture is the legitimate culture, that middle-class savoir-vivre is the only one of any value.

  • The Guardian published a rather self-righteous piece entitled The myth of middle-class inflation.

  • This article reveals different conceptions and management of adolescent sexuality among white, middle-class American and Dutch parents of teenagers.

  • I should have thought a middle class family would have been living in the lap of luxury on a small sherry at Christmas.

  • My home was simply a middle-class affair ruined by spendthrift habits which I have inherited.

  • This is the middle class of the squatters ' camp.

  • Article continues The Blairs have always seemed stingy in a way that only the British middle class can be.

  • Situated in a middle class suburb of the city the accommodation will be of a good standard.

  • But most of the areas which are now middle class suburbia remained very rural.

  • This made her unpopular with middle class suffragettes who saw limited suffrage as an important step in the struggle to win the vote.

  • If I 'm a middle class swing voter in a marginal seat then my vote is valuable.

  • It seems that such fights were particularly shocking to middle-class readers, as well as possibly being sexually titillating.

  • Wealthy tourists, too, and middle class Uruguayan women draped in the latest fashions from New York and London.

  • For them trade unionism had become a middle class career.

  • It shows how thoroughly inventive you need to be and also goes back in time to an interesting middle-class upbringing in 1950's London.

  • Jess is a young woman who disguises a dysfunctional middle class background behind an edgy, volatile temperament.

  • It does n't help that the traditional image of ' an environmentalist ' is of a thoroughly well-meaning well-educated middle-class white person.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Miniver are the average reasonably well-off middle-class couple with a son at Oxford, a small daughter and younger son.

  • The women who attended this Congress were for the most part well-to-do women of the middle class.

  • As human beings, particularly as middle class westerners, we are vane enough to think that we are masters of our own destiny.

  • He had a modest income that allowed him to live in a nice middle-class neighborhood, but did not let him enjoy many luxuries.

  • Once middle-class parents starting naming their children names like Madison and Brennen, celebrities needed to stay ahead of the curve.

  • With incentives and tax credits, solar energy is also becoming in the reach of the middle-class.

  • Goods were easier to produce, and for the first time, it became possible for the middle class to show off a sense of style.

  • Like Style at Home, BH&G caters to a more middle class homeowner or renter.

  • Sure, many of these pieces are not affordable to the middle-class, but just like car enthusiasts, you can look at the latest python Prada slippers and store the season of their introduction into the archives of your mind.

  • Proms originated in elite colleges as a way for middle-class parents to instill socialization skills and etiquette in their children.

  • In addition, attending a Catholic high school can cost many thousands of dollars a year, placing it well out of reach of many middle-class families.

  • In the 1920s, even middle-class men went to tailors for their clothes.

  • In the 1970s and 1980s, anorexia was regarded as a disorder of upper- and middle-class women, but that generalization is as of 2004 also changing.

  • It is considered to be an important influence in shaping the personalities of children who grow up in middle-class Western societies but less relevant in traditional African and Asian cultures.

  • Poor children are more likely to be in foster care than middle-class children because their families have fewer resources.

  • In 1956, psychiatrist Erik Erikson provided an insightful description as to how personality develops based on his extensive experience in psychotherapy with children and adolescents from low, upper, and middle-class backgrounds.

  • There is very little data on any long-term benefits for middle-class children.

  • In the 1880s, Mason was distressed at the inadequate education provided by governesses who taught the children of the middle class.

  • Today, the Sears brand is known for middle-class values and family-friendly goods.

  • Only paying the interest of a loan can be seen as an advantage in many markets where decent homes are out of the price range of many middle-class Americans.

  • Whereas even in wealthy decades like the 1950s, a middle-class girl might wear the same dress for a few years, that was far less the case in the 1980s.

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