A layman who pried into the professional
conduct of medical men, and was always obtruding his reforms,-- though he was less directly embarrassing to the two physicians than to the surgeon-apothecaries who attended paupers by contract, was nevertheless offensive to the professional
nostril as such; and Dr.
'Settle it strictly on herself,' the professional gentleman would complacently answer.
'It would be settled on herself, and they would have no more legal claim on it than you,' would be the professional answer.
He was clad in a professional
but rather slovenly fashion, for his frock-coat was dingy and his trousers frayed.
"Now the management of the Loops, in its bid for popularity, instituted what is called 'Amateur Night'; that is to say, twice a week, after the professionals have done their turns, the stage is given over to the aspiring amateurs.
This was particularly distasteful to the professionals, who carried themselves as befitted those of a higher caste, and whose behavior toward the pariah amateurs was marked by hauteur and even brutality.
'Thank you, thank you,' said the professional
gentleman, taking up another of the greasy notes as Mr.
"I am pardoned," Passmore said, "for speaking plainly of family matters - my concern in which is of course purely professional
(as Mr Dennis swore) the greatest possible curse a civilised community could know, and militating more against the professional
emoluments and usefulness of the great constitutional office he had the honour to hold, than any adverse circumstances that could present themselves to his imagination.
C.," returns Vholes, immovable in attitude and never winking his hungry eyes, "I should be wanting in my duty as your professional adviser, I should be departing from my fidelity to your interests, if I represented those interests as identical with the interests of Mr.
I also desire to live in amity with my professional brethren.
Besides, she was correctly informed as to his professional