"took him in and tried to make something of him"
What utter twaddle. No one can make anything of me! I am a self-made man, totally the master of all that I am and all that I do, and any fool who thinks otherwise is treading on very thin ice. After having endured over a decade of intolerable nonsense and pompous do-gooder posturing, not to mention turgid moral lectures that would stun an ox from my utter shrew of a wife, I intend to secure a settlement of absolutely gargantuan proportions from her, just to teach her a lesson she will not forget! Ha! I will reduce her to such an impecunious state that she will be forced to sack the chauffer, sell the Rolls, pawn the diamond tiara, buy a used Volkswagen Beetle, and rent the coach house out to bloody Gypsies!!!
Her "good name" is at stake! Oh, the satire! The unconscious ironical wit of the wretched harridan! God give me strength.