Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business
; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.
Then there was private business
of his own, a visit from the doctor and the steward who managed his property.
'Very private business
. Lay your heads together when you're by yourselves.'
Allworthy excused himself from dining with the company, saying he had ordered some little thing for him and his nephew in his own apartment, for that they had much private business
to discourse of; but would not resist promising the good woman that both he and Jones would make part of her society at supper.
"We are here," he said, "as agents appointed to transact private business
, out of London, for Mr.
The officer saluted again and fell back, the New Jersey sprite bowed in return and had presence of mind enough to pretend that he had simply called on a matter of private business
with those emperors, and so waved them an adieu and drove from the field!
All through the town, the lawyer was bowing right and left, and continually being button-holed by gentlemen on matters of burgh or private business
; and I could see he was one greatly looked up to in the county.
Kyrle, and Marian wrote accordingly to mention my name to him, and to specify the day and hour at which I requested to see him on private business
I am not one of those who have nothing to lose: I mean as to respectability both in parish and private business
, and noways in respect of your honorable self and custom, which you was good enough to say you would not withdraw from me, vote or no vote, while the article sent in was satisfactory."
It will be necessary for me to leave town, for a short time, on private business
, and I had hoped to have prevailed upon you to allow Sam to accompany me.'
That was fortunate in some respects, as laborers might be too ignorant to understand the propriety of her wanting to go to Dunlow Common; yet it would have been better if she could have met some one who would tell her the way without wanting to know anything about her private business
. At last, however, the green fields came to an end, and Maggie found herself looking through the bars of a gate into a lane with a wide margin of grass on each side of it.
My purpose in going to Walden Pond was not to live cheaply nor to live dearly there, but to transact some private business
with the fewest obstacles; to be hindered from accomplishing which for want of a little common sense, a little enterprise and business talent, appeared not so sad as foolish.