Stepan Arkadyevich had gone to Peterburg to perform the most natural and essential official duty - so familiar to everyone in the government service, though incomprehensible to outsiders - that duty but for which one could hardly be in government service: of reminding the ministry of his existence; and having, for the due performance of this rite, taken all the available cash from home, was gaily and agreeably spending his days at the races and in the summer villas. Meanwhile Dolly and the children had moved into the country, to cut down expenses as much as possible. She had gone to Ergushovo, the estate that had been her dowry, and the one where in spring the forest had been sold. It was nearly fifty verstas from Levin's Pokrovskoe.
Je n'ai qu'un Dieu, qu'un roi, qu'un liard, et qu'une botte.
“So …” said Snape softly. “We'll see about this …”
"For shame, it is natural" repeated all her ladies.