But then again, she is such a desperate scholar, that no country-gentleman can approach her without being a jest.
I was just wishing for you, madam; your niece and I have been so laughing at the blunt humour of your country-gentleman.
Consequently the country-gentleman, though less intelligent, is more likely to favour a national and liberal policy.
Her husband was a large landed proprietor, and in public spirit was inferior to no country-gentleman of the kingdom.
The country-gentleman had little reason to fear that government would diminish his importance by tampering with his functions.
The country-gentleman had strong prejudices and enough common sense to recognise his own ignorance.
He bore his spouse and his country-gentleman life patiently enough in general; but every now and then he fell into exasperation.
The law of landed property, meanwhile, was of vital and immediate interest to the country-gentleman.
How in the world could the owner of such a place as Jodhpur Palace be in any way like an English country-gentleman?
The country-gentleman, again, was not only the legislator but a most important figure in the judicial and administrative system.