Micawber's affairs, although past their crisis, were very much involved by reason of a certain 'Deed', of which I used to hear a great deal, and which I suppose, now, to have been some former composition with his creditors
, though I was so far from being clear about it then, that I am conscious of having confounded it with those demoniacal parchments which are held to have, once upon a time, obtained to a great extent in Germany.
Peter saw piles of yellow and musty account-books, in parchment covers, wherein creditors
, long dead and buried, had written the names of dead and buried debtors in ink now so faded that their moss-grown tombstones were more legible.
He was a bibulous individual of uncertain age, who, in the intervals of creeping about his duties, kept an eye open for possible additions to his staff of creditors
And when it came to creditors
making rows at the office and to people that the office dealt with making complaints about dirty trifles of borrowed money, why there was an end of that connexion.
de Beaufort had calculated that he could not set out for Africa without a good round sum, and, in order to find that sum, he was distributing to his old creditors
plate, arms, jewels, and furniture, which was more magnificent in selling it, and brought him back double.
Anatole Kuragin was staying in Moscow because his father had sent him away from Petersburg, where he had been spending twenty thousand rubles a year in cash, besides running up debts for as much more, which his creditors
demanded from his father.
Lydgate, in total ignorance of her expectations, was seeing the bills come in, and feeling that Dover's use of his advantage over other creditors
I will write to all our clients and creditors
, assemble them, lay the whole matter before them, read them the letter and put myself absolutely in their hands.
His cruel creditors
are more to blame than he is for the poverty that has fallen on us.
Certain then of finding their delinquent debtors, the creditors
swarm in and torment them, asking when they intend to pay, and threatening to attach their salaries.
Her father lay in some secret place to avoid his creditors
, reduced, between sickness and poverty, to the verge of death, and she, a child,--we might almost think, if we did not know the wisdom of all Heaven's decrees --who should have blessed a better man, was steadily braving privation, degradation, and everything most terrible to such a young and delicate creature's heart, for the purpose of supporting him.
Of all Sedley's opponents in his debates with his creditors
which now ensued, and harassed the feelings of the humiliated old gentleman so severely, that in six weeks he oldened more than he had done for fifteen years before--the most determined and obstinate seemed to be John Osborne, his old friend and neighbour--John Osborne, whom he had set up in life--who was under a hundred obligations to him--and whose son was to marry Sedley's daughter.
I manage Franklin Blake's affairs, and I beg to inform you that the vast majority of his creditors
(knowing his father to be a rich man) are quite content to charge interest on their debts, and to wait for their money.
He had died without leaving a will, and he had no personal property to bequeath, even if he had made one, the whole fortune which he had derived from his wife having been swallowed up by his creditors
He said some very handsome things to me indeed at parting; for I told you he was a gentleman, and that was all the benefit I had of his being so; that he used me very handsomely and with good manners upon all occasions, even to the last, only spent all I had, and left me to rob the creditors
for something to subsist on.