Secular and religious education had effaced the throat-grap- pling instinct, or else firm finance
held in check the passions.
This man, named Emery, was the object of popular detestation, in the first place because he was superintendent of finance
, and every superintendent of finance
deserved to be hated; in the second place, because he rather deserved the odium which he had incurred.
The whole question of the Netherland-Sumatra Company and of the colossal schemes of Baron Maupertuis are too recent in the minds of the public, and are too intimately concerned with politics and finance
to be fitting subjects for this series of sketches.
I will not weary you with the verbalism, since you will be able to check it; the substance of my proclamation is this: I announce first that I have captured the English millionaire, the colossus of finance
, Mr Samuel Harrogate.
He wants a rich wife to finance
his plans, and Medora is simply a good advertisement as a convert.
She had long ousted London from her pride of place as the modern Babylon, she was the centre of the world's finance
, the world's trade, and the world's pleasure; and men likened her to the apocalyptic cities of the ancient prophets.
John knew what was at the back of it, and to hear him engaged with her husband in argument about finance
and the balance of power, gave her an odd sense of stability.
Rokoff a large amount of money to finance
this expedition, and, as you are the sole cause of it, he naturally looks to you for reimbursement.
Men whose names were great in the world of finance
had occupied those elaborately decorated leather chairs.
He had been responsible, he and the great firm of which he was the head, for international finance
conducted on the soundest principles, finance
which scorned speculation, finance
which rolled before it the great snowball of automatically accumulated wealth.
He won't listen to politics; women, or tales about them, at any rate, seem to bore him to extinction; he drinks only as a matter of form, and he won't talk finance
It was to be expected that little men should salt gold-mines with a shotgun and work off worthless brick-yards on their friends, but in high finance
such methods were not worth while.