Hints were thrown out of an exciting nature; stories were told of perilous bargains made in a hurry and repented of at leisure; and instances were adduced of unaccountable capacities, vague longings, and unnatural inclinations implanted by the author of all evil for wise purposes of his own.
In attempting des oeufs a la Princesse, he had unfortunately perpetrated an omelette a la Reine; the discovery of a principle in ethics had been frustrated by the overturning of a stew; and last, not least, he had been thwarted in one of those admirable bargains which he at all times took such especial delight in bringing to a successful termination.
I ought to have something into the bargain,' said the countryman; 'give a fat goose for a pig, indeed
The countryman stopped to ask what was o'clock; this led to further chat; and Hans told him all his luck, how he had so many good bargains, and how all the world went gay and smiling with him.
Thus the bargain was closed, but many of the butchers talked among themselves of the Sheriff, saying that it was but a scurvy trick to beguile a poor spendthrift youth in this way.
For he thought he would make at least that much by his bargain.
I wish Rose would drive a bargain
with Will and Geordie also, for I think these books are as bad for the small boys as cigars for the large ones," said Mrs.
But it may be difficult to prove; and my advice (upon the whole) is to make a very easy bargain
with your uncle, perhaps even leaving him at Shaws where he has taken root for a quarter of a century, and contenting yourself in the meanwhile with a fair provision.
My legal instincts got the better of me, and I even tried to bargain
No great bargain, mayhap; but still the best that one, of whose hand the skill of the rifle has taken leave, and who has become no better than a miserable trapper, can offer before we part.
Harkee, old trapper," said Paul, clearing his throat with a desperate effort, as if determined to give his voice a clear exit; "I have just one bargain to make, since you talk of trading, which is neither more or less than this.
Moreover they had Grip in company; and when they must otherwise have changed the guinea, it was but to make him exhibit outside an alehouse door, or in a village street, or in the grounds or gardens of a mansion of the better sort, and scores who would have given nothing in charity, were ready to bargain
for more amusement from the talking bird.
My schooling was paid for; it was a bargain
; and when I came away, the bargain
For when a man's stock is come to that, that he can expect the prime of markets, and overcome those bargains
, which for their greatness are few men's money, and be partner in the industries of younger men, he cannot but increase mainly.
Didn't I know as you'd remember the best bargains
you've made in your life was made wi' packmen?