It is not easy to see how a step of this kind could be avoided; and if it should be taken, it is evident that it would prove the destruction of public credit
at the very moment that it was becoming essential to the public safety.
Well, this letter gives the Count of Monte Cristo unlimited credit
on our house.
Since I maintain that I have no credit
, and you maintain I have.
was not actually assailed, but it was suspended.
There was never any let-up in his turning the thumb-screws of extended credit
It was not true business principle to allow credit
to a strong- bodied young fellow of the working-class who was too lazy to work.
They are not wise who give to themselves the credit
due to others.
Figures are, however, more eloquent than words, and here is the official statement of the sums which were paid in to the credit
of the Gun Club at the close of the subscription.
In his right pocket he had his letter of credit
, in the left, his passport, and in a small leathern purse some double louis d'or, carefully sewn up in the bosom of his waistcoat.
Branca had provided for the more pressing necessities by pledging the credit
of the house, so far as he
This," says he, "is to my bankers, the British Linen Company, placing a credit
to your name.
He maintained that the poverty of Russia arises not merely from the anomalous distribution of landed property and misdirected reforms, but that what had contributed of late years to this result was the civilization from without abnormally grafted upon Russia, especially facilities of communication, as railways, leading to centralization in towns, the development of luxury, and the consequent development of manufactures, credit
and its accompaniment of speculation--all to the detriment of agriculture.
Although I attach no sort of credit
to the fantastic Indian legend of the gem, I must acknowledge, before I conclude, that I am influenced by a certain superstition of my own in this matter.
I cannot object,' said Mrs General--'though even that is disagreeable to me--to Mr Dorrit's inquiring, in confidence of my friends here, what amount they have been accustomed, at quarterly intervals, to pay to my credit
at my bankers'.
The right thing was to correct them severely, if they were other than a credit
to the family, but still not to alienate from them the smallest rightful share in the family shoebuckles and other property.