crept into the bush to find it; but directly he had got into the middle, his companion took up his fiddle and played away, and the miser
began to dance and spring about, capering higher and higher in the air.
Not as a miser
had he collected these heads, and not as a miser
counting his secret hoard did he ponder these heads, unwrapped, held in his two hands or lying on his knees.
Every moment was drive, drive, drive, and Joe was the masterful shepherd of moments, herding them carefully, never losing one, counting them over like a miser
counting gold, working on in a frenzy, toil-mad, a feverish machine, aided ably by that other machine that thought of itself as once having been one Martin Eden, a man.
Well, don't be a miser
with what you know," Scott said sharply, after waiting a suitable length of time.
Once upon a time there was a Miser
who used to hide his gold at the foot of a tree in his garden; but every week he used to go and dig it up and gloat over his gains.
No one has ever considered me a miser
since, while my carelessness of money is a source of anxiety and worry to some that know me.
Without being absolutely a miser
, he lived in the humblest manner, saw very little company; skillfully invested his money; and persisted in remaining a single man.
Owen Ford separated himself from the life-book, with as much reluctance as a miser
wrenches himself from his gold, long enough to drink his tea, and then returned to it hungrily.
And surely, the miser
individually will be an ignoble competitor in a State for any prize of victory, or other object of honourable ambition; he will not spend his money in the contest for glory; so afraid is he of awakening his expensive appetites and inviting them to help and join in the struggle; in true oligarchical fashion he fights with a small part only of his resources, and the result commonly is that he loses the prize and saves his money.
And, indeed, when Flambeau crossed the hill that morning, he saw that strange being, the just miser
, digging at the desecrated grave, the plaid round his throat thrashing out in the mountain wind; the sober top hat on his head.
That the old woman was a close-fisted miser
, Saxon soon learned.
Oliver thought the old gentleman must be a decided miser
to live in such a dirty place, with so many watches; but, thinking that perhaps his fondness for the Dodger and the other boys, cost him a good deal of money, he only cast a deferential look at the Jew, and asked if he might get up.
Now, look well about you, my dear, and tell me if you see any book about a Miser
In the meantime you must make yourself contented by the consciousness of success, like the Roman miser
This tendency of his to be liberal and profuse he had acquired from having been a soldier in his youth, for the soldier's life is a school in which the niggard becomes free-handed and the free-handed prodigal; and if any soldiers are to be found who are misers
, they are monsters of rare occurrence.