Unlike Reginald Sellers
, who had a studio in the same building, and sometimes dropped in to drink her coffee and pour out his troubles, he did not attribute his non-success to any malice or stupidity on the part of the public.
He therefore proceeded immediately to castigation: and not contented with that he acquainted Mr Allworthy, at their next meeting, with this monstrous crime, as it appeared to him: inveighing against Tom in the most bitter terms, and likening him to the buyers and sellers
who were driven out of the temple.
The perfume from the great clusters of yellow daffodils and violets floated up from the flower sellers
' baskets below; the fresh, warm air seemed to bring him poignant memories of crocus-starred lawns, of trim beds of hyacinths, of the song of birds, of the perfume of drooping lilac.
The buyers and sellers
, too, many of them, looked not much better off than the poor beasts they were bargaining about.
Book and news dealers, sellers
of edibles, drinkables, and cigars, who seemed to have plenty of customers, were continually circulating in the aisles.
The count got out helped by the footmen, and, passing among men and women who were entering and the program sellers
, they all three went along the corridor to the first row of boxes.
They were jumbled together in a most unsightly fashion, in the middle of the road; to the great obstruction of the thoroughfare and the annoyance of passengers, who were fain to make their way, as they best could, among carts, baskets, barrows, trucks, casks, bulks, and benches, and to jostle with porters, hucksters, waggoners, and a motley crowd of buyers, sellers
, pick- pockets, vagrants, and idlers.
As it was I really think we behaved with sufficient meekness, and after thirty four or five years for reflection I am still of a very modest mind about my share of the book, in spite of the price it bears in the book- seller
In a commercial transaction of the retail order much depends on the seller
's engaging and amiable aspect.
He came out again with an opera-glass in his hand, walked a few paces on, and stopped to look at a bill of the opera placed outside a music- seller
(a French horse-dealer resident in Brussels) had returned to Belgium immediately on completing the negotiations.
As for the chopping of bargains, when a man buys not to hold but to sell over again, that commonly grindeth double, both upon the seller
, and upon the buyer.