Halfacre raised his head like one who was not afraid to look his creditors in the face.
Name your own terms, sir; so they leave me a single dollar for my creditors, I shall be happy.
Only there were then privileges for the sons of kings, to whom nobody refused to become a creditor
, whether from respect or the persuasion that they would some day be paid.
However, I did as he bade me, that you may be sure; and having thus taken my leave of him, I never saw him more, for he found means to break out of the bailiff's house that night or the next, and go over into France, and for the rest of the creditors scrambled for it as well as they could.
Here, however, I concealed myself, and though my new acquaintances knew nothing of me, yet I soon got a great deal of company about me; and whether it be that women are scarce among the sorts of people that generally are to be found there, or that some consolations in the miseries of the place are more requisite than on other occasions, I soon found an agreeable woman was exceedingly valuable among the sons of affliction there, and that those that wanted money to pay half a crown on the pound to their creditors, and that run in debt at the sign of the Bull for their dinners, would yet find money for a supper, if they liked the woman.
If he can pay a dividend to his creditors
, they will give him his freedom; and he believes he can raise the money if I consent to insure my life.
And as a general rule, which may make all creditors who are inclined to be severe pretty comfortable in their minds, no men embarrassed are altogether honest, very likely.
At the meetings of creditors, then, he comported himself with a savageness and scorn towards Sedley, which almost succeeded in breaking the heart of that ruined bankrupt man.
As soon as the Governor understood the case, he pardoned Tom at once, and the creditors
sold him down the river.
It is a question to which the creditors
are parties on one side and the debtors on the other.
I shall go to the City now, and I shall ask all our creditors
to meet me to-morrow.
The affairs of this debtor were perplexed by a partnership, of which he knew no more than that he had invested money in it; by legal matters of assignment and settlement, conveyance here and conveyance there, suspicion of unlawful preference of creditors in this direction, and of mysterious spiriting away of property in that; and as nobody on the face of the earth could be more incapable of explaining any single item in the heap of confusion than the debtor himself, nothing comprehensible could be made of his case.
said the turnkey, 'he'll never get out, unless his creditors take him by the shoulders and shove him out.
Once in every decade there shall be a general settlement, when the balance due shall be paid to the creditor
nation in Mexican dollars.
This therefore he resolved to do, whatever misery it cost him, and to devote himself to her, from that great principle of justice, by which the laws of some countries oblige a debtor, who is no otherwise capable of discharging his debt, to become the slave of his creditor