An infraction of the law having less dignity than a felony and constituting no claim to admittance into the best criminal society.
By misdemeanors he essays to climb Into the aristocracy of crime. O, woe was him! -- with manner chill and grand 'Captains of industry' refused his hand, 'Kings of finance' denied him recognition And 'railway magnates' jeered his low condition. He robbed a bank to make himself respected. They still rebuffed him, for he was detected.