Public funds


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"If it please you, sire," he said, "the public funds are at their lowest, seeing that I have paid twelve thousand men of the companies, and the new taxes--the hearth-tax and the wine-tax--not yet come in.
"If the public funds be, indeed, so backward, Sir William, there is still, I trust, my own private credit, which hath never been drawn upon for my own uses, but is now ready in the cause of a friend in adversity.
It consisted of an arched compartment in the centres with a square and small division on either side, the whole incased in heavy frames, deeply and laboriously moulded in pine-wood, and lighted with a vast number of blurred and green-looking glass of those dimensions which are commonly called ”eight by ten.” Blinds, that were intended to be painted green, kept the window in a state of preservation, and probably might have contributed to the effect of the whole, had not the failure in the public funds, which seems always to be incidental to any undertaking of this kind, left them in the sombre coat of lead-color with which they had been originally clothed.
Mr Inspector having to Mr Riderhood announced his official intention of 'keeping his eye upon him', stood him in a corner of the fireplace, like a wet umbrella, and took no further outward and visible notice of that honest man, except ordering a separate service of brandy and water for him: apparently out of the public funds.
(DE PROFUNDIS!) The grandfathers of these scions ruined themselves at the gaming-tables; their fathers were forced to serve as officers or subalterns; some have died just as they were about to be tried for innocent thoughtlessness in the handling of public funds. Their children are sometimes congenital idiots, like the hero of our story; sometimes they are found in the dock at the Assizes, where they are generally acquitted by the jury for edifying motives; sometimes they distinguish themselves by one of those burning scandals that amaze the public and add another blot to the stained record of our age.
Observe this well: the king knows you to be guilty of an appropriation of public funds. Oh!
When all the guests were gone, Rabourdin came into his wife's room, and after asking for her strict attention, he explained his plan and made her see that it did not cut down the revenue but on the contrary increased it; he showed her in what ways the public funds were employed, and how the State could increase tenfold the circulation of money by putting its own, in the proportion of a third, or a quarter, into the expenditures which would be sustained by private or local interests.
I did receive, however, a small salary from the public fund, for my work as a public-school teacher.
This is clearly the case under the "floors without ceilings" approach, in which candidates would be provided with public funds without being required to accept a spending limit.(50) But even where public funding is accompanied by spending limits, public funding is unlikely to curtail electoral communications.
He sees his role on the board as a way to monitor the public funds he's entrusted with as comptroller.
TOKYO, March 9 Kyodo Bank executives should quit if they fail to achieve their restructuring programs drafted in exchange for getting public funds for recapitalization, a top financial official said Tuesday.
The lottery was created by an Act of Parliament in November 1994 to raise money for projects and institutions that would not otherwise benefit from public funds. The lottery cake is divided into five slices that go to arts, sports, charities, national heritage, and a millennium fund for projects celebrating the year 2000.

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