Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise
had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
As the boat stopped, a black woman came running wildly up the plank, darted into the crowd, flew up to where the slave gang sat, and threw her arms round that unfortunate piece of merchandise
before enumerate--"John, aged thirty," and with sobs and tears bemoaned him as her husband.
In this prodigious ridge, which extends three hundred leagues, sometimes approaching near the sea, and sometimes running far up into the land, there is only one opening, through which all that merchandise
is conveyed, which is embarked at Rifa, and from thence distributed through all the east.
He heard their grumbling Irish voices through a dream; and as they stripped the sack from their sad merchandise
he leaned dozing, with his shoulder propped against the wall; he had to shake himself to find the men their money.
The merchants of Cadiz had a privilege by which they had the right of receiving all merchandise
coming from the West Indies.
Besides, passenger's at two thousand dollars are no longer passengers, but valuable merchandise
Why, as for that, I could only know what I was told respecting the merchandise
with which the vessel was laden.
He would put me in prison, and would have all of you murdered; keep your own counsel therefore; buy your merchandise
as fast as you can, and send me word when you have done loading.
Sometimes the disease lay hidden in the cargoes of ships, among silks, and brocades, and other costly merchandise
which was imported for the rich people to wear.
A train of twenty wagons, drawn by oxen, or by four mules or horses each, and laden with merchandise
, ammunition, and provisions, were disposed in two columns in the center of the party, which was equally divided into a van and a rear-guard.
Almost each morning a letter from my owners would arrive, directing me to go to the charterers and clamour for the ship's cargo; to threaten them with the heaviest penalties of demurrage; to demand that this assortment of varied merchandise
, set fast in a landscape of ice and windmills somewhere up-country, should be put on rail instantly, and fed up to the ship in regular quantities every day.
Some other night We trust that you will come here as a friend; To-night you come to buy my merchandise