I fancy he hath been crost
in love, or whatever it is I know not; but I have lived with him above these thirty years, and in all that time he hath hardly spoke to six living people." She then again solicited their departure, in which she was backed by Partridge; but Jones purposely protracted the time, for his curiosity was greatly raised to see this extraordinary person.
"Now the Dreadnought she's howlin' 'crost
the Banks o' Newfoundland, Where the water's all shallow and the bottom's all sand.
(1988), `Transaction Crosts
as Determinants of Opportunism in Integrated and Independent Sales Forces', Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 9 (April), pp247-264.