"The heirs sought everywhere, admired the breviary, laid hands on the furniture, and were greatly astonished that Spada, the rich man, was really the most miserable of uncles -- no treasures -- unless they were those of science, contained in the library and laboratories.
"They sought even more thoroughly than the august heirs had done, but it was fruitless.
And when shall I want it?--He that hath a goal and an heir
, wanteth death at the right time for the goal and the heir
Indeed, I could scarce discourse with him but in the intervals of my passion; however, at length I began, and expressing myself with wonder at my being so happy to have the trust of what I had left, put into the hands of my own child, I told him, that as to the inheritance of it, I had no child but him in the world, and was now past having any if I should marry, and therefore would desire him to get a writing drawn, which I was ready to execute, by which I would, after me, give it wholly to him and to his heirs
. And in the meantime, smiling, I asked him what made him continue a bachelor so long.
presumptive, William Walter Elliot, Esq., great grandson of the second Sir Walter."
to the estate (Sir Percival having left no issue) was a son of Sir Felix Glyde's first cousin, an officer in command of an East Indiaman.
A wing of Gaunt House was assigned to this couple; for the head of the family chose to govern it, and while he reigned to reign supreme; his son and heir
, however, living little at home, disagreeing with his wife, and borrowing upon post-obits such moneys as he required beyond the very moderate sums which his father was disposed to allow him.
The day after he reached his capital the Sultan assembled his court and told them all that had befallen him, and told them how he intended to adopt the young king as his heir
However, after a short hesitation, he answered, "Indeed, madam, it is true, everybody doth not know him to be Squire Allworthy's son; for he was never married to his mother; but his son he certainly is, and will be his heir
too, as certainly as his name is Jones." At that word, Abigail let drop the bacon which she was conveying to her mouth, and cried out, "You surprize me, sir!
She put the heir
of the house in her own child's unpainted pine cradle, and said, contemplating its slumbering form uneasily:
He is heir
to thy throne by blood, O King, and thou sittest in his place."
George Bartram is generally understood to be his uncle's heir
-- you will, I think, acknowledge that I am not warning you without a cause.