I say this only, that usury is a concessum propter duritiem cordis; for since there must be borrowing
and lending, and men are so hard of heart, as they will not lend freely, usury must be permitted.
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.
"I should be a damned fool if I thought I had any chance of borrowing
money from you."
One can only remember his cheery temper, his admiration for the jokes in PUNCH, his little oddities - like his strange passion for borrowing
looking-glasses, for instance.
He thought of borrowing
money from Lawson, but the fear of a refusal held him back; at last he asked him for five pounds.
"Cousin Ebenezer had a horror of borrowing
. He thought it was simply a dreadful disgrace to borrow ANYTHING.
I called it borrowing
, because that was what pap always called it; but Tom said it warn't borrowing
, it was stealing.
The powers falling within the FIRST class are those of declaring war and granting letters of marque; of providing armies and fleets; of regulating and calling forth the militia; of levying and borrowing
but where's the dishonesty in borrowing
a little for present spending, since you will be so well able to pay the lady hereafter?
[Greek] The authoress has bungled by borrowing
these words verbatim from the "Iliad", without prefixing the necessary "do not," which I have supplied.
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.
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.