You commission a messenger, who hires
in your name the whole of the town of Havre, without considering the members of the French court, who would be sure to arrive here to meet Madame.
The boats that, as a rule, are let for hire
on the Thames above Marlow, are very good boats.
I was ever on the look-out for means of escape; and, find- ing no direct means, I determined to try to hire
my time, with a view of getting money with which to make my escape.
You'd want me not to hire
a good wagoner, 'cause he'd got a mole on his face."
The distance was too long for a walk, but Clare felt such a strong desire for isolation that at first he would neither hire
a conveyance nor go to a circuitous line of railway by which he might eventually reach the place.
For many years the business had struggled along with a flavour of romantic insecurity in a small, dissolute-looking shop in the High Street, adorned with brilliantly coloured advertisements of cycles, a display of bells, trouser-clips, oil-cans, pump-clips, frame-cases, wallets, and other accessories, and the announcement of "Bicycles on Hire
," "Repairs," "Free inflation," "Petrol," and similar attractions.
Hitherto I had always been driven by people who at least knew how to drive; but in this place I was to get my experience of all the different kinds of bad and ignorant driving to which we horses are subjected; for I was a "job horse", and was let out to all sorts of people who wished to hire
me; and as I was good-tempered and gentle, I think I was oftener let out to the ignorant drivers than some of the other horses, because I could be depended upon.
I don't need to hire
any of my hands out, unless I've a mind to."
I shall depart for the latter town in a fortnight or three weeks; and my intention is to hire
a ship there, which can easily be done by paying the insurance for the owner, and to engage as many sailors as I think necessary among those who are accustomed to the whale-fishing.
"There is likewise a kind of beggarly princes in Europe, not able to make war by themselves, who hire
out their troops to richer nations, for so much a day to each man; of which they keep three-fourths to themselves, and it is the best part of their maintenance: such are those in many northern parts of Europe."
A week or two after I dropped the letter I was in a hansom on my way to certain barracks when loud above the city's roar I heard that accursed haw-haw-haw, and there they were, the two of them, just coming out of a shop where you may obtain pianos on the hire
Rosa made up a little parcel of things indispensable for a journey; took her three hundred guilders, -- that is to say, all her fortune, -- fetched the third bulb from among her lace, where she had laid it up, and carefully hid it in her bosom; after which she locked her door twice to disguise her flight as long as possible, and, leaving the prison by the same door which an hour before had let out Boxtel, she went to a stable-keeper to hire