It is the prerogative of a viscount or a baron to make a person feel small, and of a baronet to extinguish him.
"I have a good mind to go to London with you," said the baronet.
Lady Augusta intimated stiffly that she had not the honour of the baronet's acquaintance.
Your husband is the baronet and he can if he likes assume the "Sir" at once.
Not a baron or an earl, and only one baronet, hath taken up arms for me.
Was he not a baronet with ten thousand a year coming to him?
You know I'm only the daughter of a country gentleman and the widow of a baronet.
I could neither fawn nor cringe, and the baronet, who was a high-spirited man himself, loved me for my independence.
The baronet's jaw dropped; his face lost some of its high colour.
Of course nothing was said about Marie and no further allusion was made to the painful subject of the baronet's "property."