There was never any let-up in his turning the thumb-screws of extended credit and economy.
If any of them get stuck, you go around yourself and guarantee their credit with the butchers and grocers.
Tabitha Twitchit immediately raised the price of everything a half-penny; and she continued to refuse to give credit
How can it ever possess either energy or stability, dignity or credit, confidence at home or respectability abroad?
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.
As the count's title sounded on his ear he rose, and addressing his colleagues, who were members of one or the other Chamber, he said, -- "Gentlemen, pardon me for leaving you so abruptly; but a most ridiculous circumstance has occurred, which is this, -- Thomson & French, the Roman bankers, have sent to me a certain person calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo, and have given him an unlimited credit with me.
Well, this letter gives the Count of Monte Cristo unlimited credit on our house.
Martin added his debts and found that he was possessed of a total credit
in all the world of fourteen dollars and eighty-five cents.
To appeal to wealthy friends in the City would be to let those friends into the secret of his embarrassments, and to put his credit in peril.
It was simply a question of preserving his credit by means which were legitimately at his disposal.
This," says he, "is to my bankers, the British Linen Company, placing a credit
to your name.
I said these words did him extreme credit
, but that he must not throw away the imperishable distinction of being the first man to descend an Alp per parachute, simply to save the feelings of some envious underlings.
You know that I am anxious to have that commission of lady of honor, which I have been foolish enough to ask of you, and you do not use your credit
It is not uncommon for people who are much better fed and taught than Christopher Nubbles had ever been, to make duties of their inclinations in matters of more doubtful propriety, and to take great credit
for the self-denial with which they gratify themselves.
Considering the man as an intruder on their business, whose success might deprive them of the credit
and reward of making the discovery, they took advantage of their superiority in numbers, and of their being first in the field, and carefully misled the stranger before they ventured any further with their own investigations.