The lower strata of the middle class -- the small tradespeople, shopkeepers
, retired tradesmen generally, the handicraftsmen and peasants -- all these sink gradually into the proletariat, partly because their diminutive capital does not suffice for the scale on which Modern Industry is carried on, and is swamped in the competition with the large capitalists, partly because their specialized skill is rendered worthless by the new methods of production.
Gentlemen and ladies," said the lawyer to the shopkeepers
, the millmen, and the factory girls, "I can assure you that some unaccountable mistake, or, more probably, a wilful falsehood, maliciously contrived to injure Mr.
He was himself unconscious how, as he approached them, he seized on this impression and absorbed it, as he had the chin of the shopkeeper
who had sold him the cigars, and put it away somewhere to be brought out when he wanted it.
Saxon went in and interviewed the shopkeeper
, an emaciated, shrewd-eyed and middle-aged woman of foreign extraction.
Still, he toiled upon the seas, in his own way, much as a shopkeeper
works behind his counter.
Consulting Miss Haldin by a glance, I saw her so reluctant to give up her quest that I asked the shopkeeper
, in case Mr.
Thus my pride, not my principle, my money, not my virtue, kept me honest; though, as it proved, I found I had much better have been sold by my she-comrade to her brother, than have sold myself as I did to a tradesman that was rake, gentleman, shopkeeper
, and beggar, all together.
A decidedly indelicate young gentleman, in a pair of wings and nothing else, was depicted as superintending the cooking; a representation of the spire of the church in Langham Place, London, appeared in the distance; and the whole formed a 'valentine,' of which, as a written inscription in the window testified, there was a large assortment within, which the shopkeeper
pledged himself to dispose of, to his countrymen generally, at the reduced rate of one-and-sixpence each.
An accident on a staircase, spontaneous combustion of a shopkeeper
from alcohol, a fire in Peski .
Quite often, in Germany, shopkeepers
who could not furnish me the article I wanted have sent one of their employees with me to show me a place where it could be had.
These boys are to be the merchants, shopkeepers
, and mechanics of a future period.
Ten to one most of the small shopkeepers
in their vicinity saw nothing at all in them.