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    "Nor least amoung the quality"

    "Came all the clergy from the land, gentry from far and near,
    Nor least amoung the quality was ---. "

    A person's name goes in the "---" part.

    Does this mean that:
    "All the clergy and gentry came from far and near.
    --- was far out league." ?

    Appreciate any suggestions.

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    Re: "Nor least amoung the quality"

    Quote Originally Posted by sfari
    "Came all the clergy from the land, gentry from far and near, Nor least amoung the quality was ---. "

    A person's name goes in the "---" part.

    Does this mean that:
    "All the clergy and gentry came from far and near. --- was far out league." ?

    Appreciate any suggestions.
    No. "---" is in the same league, of the same stature. "---" also came either from far or near; "---" is regarded as highly as the gentry and the clergy.

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    So then does it mean:

    "--- was not so much at the bottom of the quality."
    He fit pretty well among the quality."?

    To add, the "---" part is actually "County Engineer".
    I am not so familiar with the occupation but
    is a County Engineer a quality?

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk
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    So then does it mean:

    "--- was not so much at the bottom of the quality."
    He fit pretty well among the quality."?
    Nor least among the quality of (those) men was the County Engineer. :wink: The men in attendance are hold positions of quality; they are clergy, gentry, and city planners/builders/architects/engineers.

    Quote Originally Posted by kk
    To add, the "---" part is actually "County Engineer".
    I am not so familiar with the occupation but
    is a County Engineer a quality?
    The County Engineer is responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of the County's transportation system (i.e., roads, bridges, trains, etc.) :D

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