He proposed the following terms, as the only terms on which he would consent to mix himself up with, what was (even in HIS line of business
) a doubtful and dangerous transaction.
And that's our line of business
; and I consider it as honorable a position as a man can hold, to be connected with it."
Jerry, you honest tradesman, it wouldn't suit YOUR line of business
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
. Furs and skins were casually collected by the country traders in their dealings with the Indians or the white hunters, but the main supply was derived from Canada.
"I think, Sir Edward," he said, "that in your line of business
time counts for little."
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
. I turned my attention, therefore, to Mud-Dabbling, and continued it for some years.
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