The cousin had to be the illegitimate daughter of the old man.
to his two illegitimate daughters.
The conversation was on the chief topic of the day: the illness of the wealthy and celebrated beau of Catherine's day, Count Bezukhov, and about his illegitimate son Pierre, the one who had behaved so improperly at Anna Pavlovna's reception.
At almost every period there have been men of obscure and illegitimate birth who have been knighted.
"The cousin is always the illegitimate daughter of the old man," Dean answered.