Possibly enough she was merely borrowing
a common form line from some earlier poet--or poetess--for this is a woman's line rather than a man's.
On the other side, the commodities of usury are, first, that howsoever usury in some respect hindereth merchandizing, yet in some other it advanceth it; for it is certain that the greatest part of trade is driven by young merchants, upon borrowing at interest; so as if the usurer either call in, or keep back, his money, there will ensue, presently, a great stand of trade.
This will preserve borrowing, from any general stop or dryness.
It is a type of the man's life, this pitching away of the shoes, an original man;--not a second hand, borrowing
or begging man.
but where's the dishonesty in borrowing
a little for present spending, since you will be so well able to pay the lady hereafter?
She was constantly writing notes over to him at his house, borrowing
his books, and scoring with her great pencil-marks such passages of sentiment or humour as awakened her sympathy.
We had had a transaction together, before he left, which consisted in his borrowing
of me a ball of string, a four-bladed knife, and seven-and-sixpence in money-- the colour of which last I have not seen, and never expect to see again.
Borrowing an idea from the manner in which his master exhibited his agitation, Asinus so far changed the application of his own heels, as to raise them simultaneously with a certain indignant flourish into the air, a measure that instantly decided the controversy in his favour.
Listen to me, grey-head, and count my words," continued the other, bending on his rude saddle-bow, like some chevalier of a more civilised race, and speaking in the haughty tones of absolute power; "the Dahcotahs have not chosen a woman for their chief; when Mahtoree feels the power of a great medicine, he will tremble; until then he will look with his own eyes, without borrowing sight from a Pale-face.
After hoarding up, and borrowing
, and begging, and selling everything to pay the passage, they had gone out to New York, expecting to find its streets paved with gold; and had found them paved with very hard and very real stones.
Even this resource shortly failed him; his irregularities were too great to admit of his earning the wretched pittance he might thus have procured, and he was actually reduced to a state bordering on starvation, only procuring a trifle occasionally by borrowing
it of some old companion, or by obtaining an appearance at one or other of the commonest of the minor theatres; and when he did earn anything it was spent in the old way.
And as an extra touch of bitterness, the injured miller had recently, in borrowing
the five hundred pounds, been obliged to carry a little business to Wakem's office on his own account.