You know how quick some of the gentry are to suspect us of cheating
and overcharging; why, they stand with their purses in their hands counting it over to a penny and looking at us as if we were pickpockets.
Then the miser began to beg and promise, and offered money for his liberty; but he did not come up to the musician's price for some time, and he danced him along brisker and brisker, and the miser bid higher and higher, till at last he offered a round hundred of florins that he had in his purse, and had just gained by cheating
some poor fellow.
The white man who begins by cheating
a Negro usually ends by cheating
a white man.
After invoking blessings from the Deity, he addresses the assemblage, exhorting them to good conduct; to be diligent in providing for their families; to abstain from lying and stealing; to avoid quarrelling or cheating
in their play, and to be just and hospitable to all strangers who may be among them.
There was the Vicar of Whitestone, a parish a little way from Blackstable: he was a bachelor and to give himself something to do had lately taken up farming: the local paper constantly reported the cases he had in the county court against this one and that, labourers he would not pay their wages to or tradesmen whom he accused of cheating
him; scandal said he starved his cows, and there was much talk about some general action which should be taken against him.