Harris a week or two after George had been taken away, when, as he hoped, the heat of the occasion had passed away, and tried every possible inducement to lead him to restore him to his former employment
He had not then talked to me of employment
, of ships, of being ready to take another command; but he had discoursed of his early days, in the abundant but thin flow of a wilful invalid's talk.
Any boy who took employment
with any firm could, by thrift, energy, and sobriety, learn the business and rise from position to position until he was taken in as a junior partner.
Although I myself was gratefully sensible of the kindness of Pesca's motives, my spirits were hardly so much elevated as they ought to have been by the prospect of future employment
now placed before me.
And when one of the company told him, he had disparaged himself by so dirty an employment
, his answer was: that the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight, and the omission of it would have upbraided and made discord in his conscience whensoever he should pass by that place.