The Idiot Part 2 Chapter 1 Page 18

and again the intended journey was put off, much to the delight of the general and his spouse.

A certain Prince S — — arrived in St. Petersburg from Moscow, an eminent and honourable young man. He was one of those active persons who always find some good work with which to employ themselves. Without forcing himself upon the public notice, modest and unobtrusive, this young prince was concerned with much that happened in the world in general.

He had served, at first, in one of the civil departments, had then attended to matters connected with the local government of provincial towns, and had of late been a corresponding member of several important scientific societies.

He was a man of excellent family and solid