It appears, from the accounts of subsequent voyagers, that Tamaahmaah afterwards succeeded in his wish of purchasing
a large ship.
But there were good reasons for purchasing
Dorlcote Mill, quite apart from any benevolent vengeance on the miller.
It is true that Marmaduke, by thus purchasing
estates that had been wrested by violence from others, rendered himself obnoxious to the censures of that Sect which, at the same time that it discards its children from a full participation in the family union, seems ever unwilling to abandon them entirely to the world.
throve by had died long enough ago for pedigrees to get confused, and identities disputable; and if I had been desirous of really purchasing
a genuine Old Master for myself--speaking as a practical man--I don't know where I should have gone to ask for one, or whose judgment I could have safely relied on to guard me from being cheated, before I bought it.
Jos's position in life was not grand enough to entitle him to a house in Moira Place, where none can live but retired Members of Council, and partners of Indian firms (who break, after having settled a hundred thousand pounds on their wives, and retire into comparative penury to a country place and four thousand a year); he engaged a comfortable house of a second- or third-rate order in Gillespie Street, purchasing
the carpets, costly mirrors, and handsome and appropriate planned furniture by Seddons from the assignees of Mr.
The less aristocratic matrons of Grimworth seemed likely at first to justify their husbands' confidence that they would never pay a percentage of profits on drop-cakes, instead of making their own, or get up a hollow show of liberal housekeeping by purchasing
slices of collared meat when a neighbour came in for supper.