Whatever he could save by retrenching from the expenditure of the public departments was an addition to his privy purse.
It takes two men to keep the privy purse, and it is large enough to require it.
They are all most carefully examined by the keeper of her privy purse, and help is invariably extended to proper objects.
The coffers of the State and my privy purse are alike empty.
The "imperial" taxes were for the emperor's privy purse, the fiscus.
His Majesty granted a pension of £1,000 a year out of the privy purse to the Marchioness Townshend.
His Majesty then drew from his privy purse the necessary funds, and handed them to these gentlemen.
For this enormous edifice boasts of only twelve servants, at eleven dollars a-month from the privy purse.
"And the privy purse of your majesty stands greatly in need of this million," said General von Zastrow, drawing a sigh.
Valens created him keeper of the privy purse, and treasurer of Bithynia.