More than once, in the brief days of my struggle for an education, I went to Johnny Heinhold to borrow money.
There were two places at which I could borrow money; a barber shop and a saloon.
I had never spent my money in his saloon, and even when I borrowed from him I didn't spend any money.
As the young gipsy's little holiday came to an end, I turned with a sigh upon my way; and here, while still on the subject, may I remark on the curious fact that probably Borrow
has lived and died without a single gipsy having heard of him, just as the expertest anglers know nothing of Izaak Walton.
The learned reader must have observed that in the course of this mighty work, I have often translated passages out of the best antient authors, without quoting the original, or without taking the least notice of the book from whence they were borrowed.
The omission of this was highly blameable in one Mr Moore, who, having formerly borrowed some lines of Pope and company, took the liberty to transcribe six of them into his play of the Rival Modes.
The security (covering the amount borrowed
) was accepted as a matter of course.
Mornings before daylight I slipped into cornfields and borrowed
a watermelon, or a mushmelon, or a punkin, or some new corn, or things of that kind.
By giving a chattel mortgage on their growing wheat, they borrowed
enough, at twenty per cent, to buy seed corn and a plow.
"But Fred gives me his honor that he has never borrowed
money on the pretence of any understanding about his uncle's land.
One thing only could and ought to be done, and Vronsky determined upon it without an instant's hesitation: to borrow
money from a money-lender, ten thousand roubles, a proceeding which presented no difficulty, to cut down his expenses generally, and to sell his race horses.
a small saucer, and scooped up the dough with her paws.
Those facile and brilliant phrases and ideas struck me as the finest things I had yet known in literature, and I borrowed
the book and read it through.
The other birds, recognising their own borrowed
plumage, indignantly protested, and began to strip him.