The farmer-general left none but collateral relations, who had offered the house in Rue de Bretonvilliers for sale.
What matters it, since he who was truly a father to her was the farmer-general, Lenormant de Tourneheim.
Bodard lived in the fine house in the Place Vendôme which the farmer-general Dangé had not long since been compelled to quit.
He was a farmer-general of the taxes, and amassed an immense fortune by grinding the poor.
And what must have happened was this: the farmer-general began by turning his fortune into solid gold and silver money.
Her husband held the lucrative post of farmer-general to the king, and besides inherited large estates.
Besides, if the farmer-general had realized his fortune, don't you think that that fortune would have been found?
The same officers also attached their own boxes for the receipt of customs to the gates, in lieu of those of the farmer-general.
Obviously, the instinctive notion of time represented by the sun-dial in the farmer-general's pictures.
He said: 'There was once a farmer-general—you know the rest!'