And yet, on the other hand, if they were going to make the venture, the sooner they did it the better, for were they not paying rent all the time, and living in a most horrible way besides?
The attic was also unfinished--the family had been figuring that in case of an emergency they could rent this attic, but they found that there was not even a floor, nothing but joists, and beneath them the lath and plaster of the ceiling below.
For these same Stewarts, and Maccolls, and Macrobs (that had two rents to pay, one to King George by stark force, and one to Ardshiel by natural kindness) offered him a better price than any Campbell in all broad Scotland; and far he sent seeking them -- as far as to the sides of Clyde and the cross of Edinburgh -- seeking, and fleeching, and begging them to come, where there was a Stewart to be starved and a red-headed hound of a Campbell to be pleasured!"
King George is to whistle for his rents; he maun dow with less; he can spread his butter thinner: what cares Red Colin?
, torn, and dislocated stonework looked worse than before; the upheaved foundations, the piled-up fragments of masonry, the fissures in the torn earth--all were at the worst.
Then there was room rent
, $2.50; another month in advance, $2.50; two months' type-writer, $8.00; a month in advance, $4.00; total, $31.85.
She hoped that during part of each year she could rent
the extra bed-room to some one, preferably a boy, like Bill, who was attending high school.
And anyhow there'll be no rent
to pay and no novelettes to write."
She paused, musing, and a spasm of pity rent the bosom beneath Dudley Pickering's ample shirt.
Matters were in this state when Lady Wetherby, who, having danced classical dances for three months without a break, required a rest, shifted her camp to the house which she had rented for the summer at Brookport, Long Island, taking with her Algie, her husband, the monkey Eustace, and Claire and Mr Pickering, her guests.
But even if the rent is not mended, perhaps the worst vice betrayed is improvidence.
You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent. Many a man is harassed to death to pay the rent of a larger and more luxurious box who would not have frozen to death in such a box as this.
It seemed as though her grief were breaking forth more violently than usual; and she could be heard outside lamenting in a loud and monotonous voice which rent
Ten years before, the old man had rented
three hundred acres from the lady who owned them, and a year ago he had bought them and rented
another three hundred from a neighboring landowner.
"There are tremendous sarcasms against a landlord not a hundred miles from Middlemarch, who receives his own rents
, and makes no returns."