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Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?
Well, then, there lived Monsieur Poopoo ever since he came from "dear, delightful Paris," as he was wont to call the city of his nativity--there he took in the pennies for his kickshaws--there he laid aside five thousand dollars against a rainy day--there he was as happy as a lark--and there, in all human probability, he would have been to this very day, a respected and substantial citizen, had he been willing to "let well alone." as happy as a lurk = contented; very happy
let well alone = leave well alone
Thanks for your efforts.
You understood correctly.