Here be it known, that though these wild fishermen do not, as a general thing, and according to the great military maxim, make the enemy defray
the current expenses of the war (at least before realizing the proceeds of the voyage), yet now and then you find some of these Nantucketers who have a genuine relish for that particular part of the Sperm Whale designated by Stubb; comprising the tapering extremity of the body.
The chairman was explaining that a collection would now be taken up to defray
the expenses of the meeting, and for the benefit of the campaign fund of the party.
I use heaps of postage stamps, pay the expenses of many indifferent lecturers, defray
the cost of printing reams of pamphlets and hand-bills which hail the laborer flatteringly as the salt of the earth, write and edit a little socialist journal, and do what lies in my power generally.
Therefore, in hopes to defray
some of the charges he must be at, he bought a sloop, loaded it with several sorts of goods, wherewith the Tonquinese usually trade to the neighbouring islands, and putting fourteen men on board, whereof three were of the country, he appointed me master of the sloop, and gave me power to traffic, while he transacted his affairs at Tonquin.
The prince and his companion now continued their journey by land and sea, and as they had brought plenty of money to defray
their expenses they met with no needless delays.
The Chec Furt, who had been the occasion of all this, coming to us afterwards, blamed us exceedingly for having offered so little, and being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray
the expenses of our journey, he pressed us at least to add something, but could prevail no farther than to persuade us to repeat our former offer, which the King was now pleased to accept, though with no kinder countenance than before.
So that if there existed any one whom we assuredly knew to be capable of making discoveries of the highest kind, and of the greatest possible utility to the public; and if all other men were therefore eager by all means to assist him in successfully prosecuting his designs, I do not see that they could do aught else for him beyond contributing to defray
the expenses of the experiments that might be necessary; and for the rest, prevent his being deprived of his leisure by the unseasonable interruptions of any one.
As to the line of separation between external and internal taxes, this would leave to the States, at a rough computation, the command of two thirds of the resources of the community to defray
from a tenth to a twentieth part of its expenses; and to the Union, one third of the resources of the community, to defray
from nine tenths to nineteen twentieths of its expenses.
As for me," replied Athos to this recital, "I am quite at my ease; it will not be women that will defray
the expense of my outfit.
In order to save Major Cavalcanti the trouble of drawing on his banker, I send him a draft for 2,000 francs to defray
his travelling expenses, and credit on you for the further sum of 48,000 francs, which you still owe me.
As to reward, my profession is its own reward; but you are at liberty to defray
whatever expenses I may be put to, at the time which suits you best.
Consider likewise what commodities, the soil where the plantation is, doth naturally yield, that they may some way help to defray
the charge of the plantation (so it be not, as was said, to the untimely prejudice of the main business), as it hath fared with tobacco in Virginia.