This was a new line of business
, for, in the earlier days of the colony, the current coinage consisted of gold and silver money of England, Portugal, and Spain.
As yet, trade in peltries was not organized in the United States, and could not be said to form a regular line of business
Pickup and his pupils a complete monopoly of all the profit which could be extracted, in their line of business
, from the feebly-buttoned pocket of the patron, and the inexhaustible credulity of the connoisseur.
Said when a person was in that line of business
he'd got to look out for his own intrust, there warn't nobody else going to do it for him.
In the matter of putting the fine shades on that line of business
, I judge she could teach the Germans something.
I found the exactions of the profession somewhat too much for my delicate state of body; and, discovering, at last, that I was knocked all out of shape, so that I didn't know very well what to make of the matter, and so that my friends, when they met me in the street, couldn't tell that I was Peter Proffit at all, it occurred to me that the best expedient I could adopt was to alter my line of business
His reason for attempting this special line of business
was that he had struck up an acquaintance with a consumptive tutor upon the voyage home, and that he had used this man's ability to make the undertaking a success.
This poetic figure, which Kit took to be in a special allusion to his own checked waistcoat, quite overcame him; Mr Brass's voice and manner added not a little to its effect, for he discoursed with all the mild austerity of a hermit, and wanted but a cord round the waist of his rusty surtout, and a skull on the chimney-piece, to be completely set up in that line of business
Provide yourself, sir, with a journeyman; I'm my country's journeyman; henceforward that's MY line of business
He only know'd that it wasn't put right by them what undertook that line of business
, and that it didn't come right of itself.
I have seldom met with a man in your line of business
that could do so much; for one other touch might make this figure of General Wolfe, for instance, a breathing and intelligent human creature.
David could invent delightful things in the way of drop-cakes, and he had the widest views of the sugar department; but in other directions he certainly felt hampered by the want of knowledge and practical skill; and the world is so inconveniently constituted, that the vague consciousness of being a fine fellow is no guarantee of success in any line of business