My business habits had one other bright feature, which i called "leaving a Margin." For example; supposing Herbert's debts
to be one hundred and sixty-four pounds four-and-twopence, I would say, "Leave a margin, and put them down at two hundred." Or, supposing my own to be four times as much, I would leave a margin, and put them down at seven hundred.
Mayhap thou hadst better give an extension of his debt
." Thus he spake, for he was afraid Sir Richard might do him a harm.
His failure in passing his examination, had made his accumulation of college debts
the more unpardonable by his father, and there had been an unprecedented storm at home.
A helpless woman, with a mock-husband in prison for debt
! Say that I have not fallen quite so low yet as to forget what is due to you, and you will pay me a compliment that will be nearer to the truth.
will simply swallow all, And make my life a life of woe!'
But then, I said, speaking the truth and paying your debts
is not a correct definition of justice.
"Your men of energy are the very fellows TO fail," he said; "however, they shall find if I have had extraordinary energy in running into debt
, that I have extraordinary energy, too, in getting out of it.
Without a thrill he opened a thick envelope from THE MILLENNIUM, scanned the face of a check that represented three hundred dollars, and noted that it was the payment on acceptance for "Adventure." Every debt
he owed in the world, including the pawnshop, with its usurious interest, amounted to less than a hundred dollars.
His hand was always open to help others, but he often forgot to pay his just debts
. At length one day his landlady, finding he could not pay his rent, arrested him for debt
Anatole Kuragin was staying in Moscow because his father had sent him away from Petersburg, where he had been spending twenty thousand rubles a year in cash, besides running up debts
for as much more, which his creditors demanded from his father.
Godfrey's honourable conduct, in paying the debts
incurred for the lady and the villa--and (as you will presently see) of more besides.
He was in terrible poverty, yet he took upon himself the payment of his brother's debts
. He started another journal--"The Epoch," which within a few months was also prohibited.