a crack thing to be a brewer; but it is indisputable that while you cannot possibly be genteel and bake,

Category: Class | Type: Discussion | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XXII

The implication is that the distinctions are arbitrary, but the fact is even more damaging to the notion of a gentleman. It depends not at all on moral qualifications or even occupation but solely upon how much money one has, and brewers generally made a good deal more than bakers.

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