All this old and new silver being melted down and coined, the result was an immense amount of splendid shillings
, sixpences, and threepences.
Here is your money--all shillings
, except two half-crowns.
I was for getting angry, and appealed to the rich man (Hector Maclean was his name), who had been a witness to our bargain and to my payment of the five shillings
. But Maclean had taken his share of the punch, and vowed that no gentleman should leave his table after the bowl was brewed; so there was nothing for it but to sit and hear Jacobite toasts and Gaelic songs, till all were tipsy and staggered off to the bed or the barn for their night's rest.
It struck Will at this moment that the man might be one of those political parasitic insects of the bloated kind who had once or twice claimed acquaintance with him as having heard him speak on the Reform question, and who might think of getting a shilling
If further evidence be required, which I do not think likely, I can add that I have been a "gentleman connected with the press." I have lived on 15 shilling
Whenever the steward transferred from ship to ship of the Burns Philp fleet, he always stipulated that Kwaque should accompany him and be duly rated at ten shillings
. Kwaque had no say in the matter.
'And the man said it cost himself five shillings
,' my mother continues exultantly.
Here Jones interrupted him, saying, "I will be so far from making any words with you, that I will give you a shilling
more than your demand." He then gave him a guinea, bid him return to his bed, and wished him a good march; adding, he hoped to overtake them before the division reached Worcester.
"No, no," he said, gruffly, "never mind--put the shilling
a week is not much,' said Nicholas, mildly.
Then he called the host to him and said, "Here, good man, are ten broad shillings
for the entertainment thou hast given us this day.
'Pay five shillings
for you indeed!' Miss Wren proceeded; 'how many hours do you suppose it costs me to earn five shillings
, you imfamous boy?--Don't cry like that, or I'll throw a doll at you.
Quinion then formally engaged me to be as useful as I could in the warehouse of Murdstone and Grinby, at a salary, I think, of six shillings
When therefore, about this time, an auction was one night announced to take place in the hall, at which, amongst the superfluities of other boys, all Diggs's penates for the time being were going to the hammer, East and Tom laid their heads together, and resolved to devote their ready cash (some four shillings
sterling) to redeem such articles as that sum would cover.
I gave the last farthing, all to that shilling
, to the French trader, this very morning, as I came through the town, for powder; so, as you have nothing, we can have but one shot for it.