Thou mayst keep the cold pieces of the feast, friend, for I mean to live well and lustily while my money
lasts and my clothes are gay.
In Rabourdin's system the State exacted no money
security; he allowed only mortgage securities; and for this reason: Either the State holds the security in specie, and that embarrasses business and the movement of money
; or it invests it at a higher rate than the State itself pays, and that is a contemptible robbery; or else it loses on the transaction, and that is folly; moreover, if it is obliged at any time to dispose of a mass of these securities it gives rises in certain cases to terrible bankruptcy.
He brought back money
and toys, at which the widow looked with alarm and jealousy; she asked him always if he had seen any gentleman--"Only old Sir William, who drove him about in the four-wheeled chaise, and Mr.
Silas might have driven a profitable trade in charms as well as in his small list of drugs; but money
on this condition was no temptation to him: he had never known an impulse towards falsity, and he drove one after another away with growing irritation, for the news of him as a wise man had spread even to Tarley, and it was long before people ceased to take long walks for the sake of asking his aid.
But the money
he got for that too began to go, so he sold the brown suit he wore on Sundays and went on becoming poorer and poorer.
Well, then'' said Isaac, panting and hesitating between habitual love of gain and a new-born desire to be liberal in the present instance, ``if I should say that I would take eighty zecchins for the good steed and the rich armour, which leaves me not a guilder's profit, have you money
to pay me?
As for my mother, when we had carried her up to the hamlet, a little cold water and salts and that soon brought her back again, and she was none the worse for her terror, though she still continued to deplore the balance of the money
You shall have the wizard for a bushel of money
, but I must have full measure.
I dare say the money
will be recovered, if that was all,' said he, with a desperate indifference, which his father set down to levity; but which sprung from the consciousness of worse behind.
There was not money
enough of any kind, in many parts of the country, to pay the salaries of the ministers; so that they sometimes had to take quintals of fish, bushels of corn, or cords of wood, instead of silver or gold.
But when sleep and rest had brought back the strength necessary for the keenness of mental suffering--when she lay the next morning looking at the growing light which was like a cruel task- master returning to urge from her a fresh round of hated hopeless labour--she began to think what course she must take, to remember that all her money
was gone, to look at the prospect of further wandering among strangers with the new clearness shed on it by the experience of her journey to Windsor.
I only got the money
for that"--he patted the stuff--"by a pure fluke.