In this same year Henry Clay delivered his memorable speech on the Mexican War, at Lexington, Kentucky, and it was telegraphed to The New York Herald at a cost of five hundred dollars, thus breaking all previous records for news-gathering enterprise.
All this the telephone is doing, at a total cost to the nation of probably $200,000,000 a year-- no more than American farmers earn in ten days.
There is another well-known suit in Chancery, not yet decided, which was commenced before the close of the last century and in which more than double the amount of seventy thousand pounds has been swallowed up in costs
. If I wanted other authorities for Jarndyce and Jarndyce, I could rain them on these pages, to the shame of--a parsimonious public.
"Thou hast said well and hit the point," answered Don Quixote; and so I recall the oath in so far as relates to taking fresh vengeance on him, but I make and confirm it anew to lead the life I have said until such time as I take by force from some knight another helmet such as this and as good; and think not, Sancho, that I am raising smoke with straw in doing so, for I have one to imitate in the matter, since the very same thing to a hair happened in the case of Mambrino's helmet, which cost
Sacripante so dear."
The exact cost of my house, paying the usual price for such materials as I used, but not counting the work, all of which was done by myself, was as follows; and I give the details because very few are able to tell exactly what their houses cost, and fewer still, if any, the separate cost of the various materials which compose them:-- Boards ..........................
I intend to build me a house which will surpass any on the main stret in Concord in grandeur and luxury, as soon as it pleases me as much and will cost me no more than my present one.
'Not wretch enough yet!' said the sparrow; 'thy cruelty shall cost
thee they life yet!' and away she flew.
You hope thereby to deceive me, to make it seem as though the cost
always falls upon you alone, and that there is nothing to conceal.
Also the artist's audience of the present was a small minority of people, all debased and vulgarized by the effort it had cost
them to win in the commercial battle, of the intellectual and artistic activities which would result when the whole of mankind was set free from the nightmare of competition, we could at present form no conception whatever.
Trefusis paid the money at once, and then set himself to find out how much a similar design would have cost
from the hands of an eminent Royal Academician.
In the fall of 1872 I determined to make an effort to get there, although, as I have stated, I had no definite idea of the direction in which Hampton was, or of what it would cost
to go there.
"Now I saw, though too late, the Folly of beginning a Work before we count the Cost
, and before we judge rightly of our own Strength to go through with it."
The burning of Moscow had cost
him, according to the head steward's calculation, about two million rubles.
Valuable effects were there daily sold for a twentieth part of their original cost
, and the vicomtesse saw her little stores diminish daily; for the Mont de Piete was obliged to regulate its own proceedings by the received current values of the day.
Thereupon the Thrifty Person brought an action against the Chief of the Weather Bureau for the cost
of the umbrellas.