Things looked so gloomy in the breakfast-room, albeit on the sunny side of Sackville Street, that any of the family tradespeople
glancing through the blinds might have taken the hint to send in his account and press for it.
While he was getting down from the carriage steps two men, who looked like tradespeople
, ran hurriedly from the entrance and hid in the shadow of the wall.
'are no mean assemblage: many will be glad to have so much in one instructor; and this time, you shall try your fortune in a somewhat higher family in that of some genuine, thoroughbred gentleman; for such are far more likely to treat you with proper respect and consideration than those purse-proud tradespeople
and arrogant upstarts.
You know, I got back on Wednesday night and was met at once with stern orders that no visitors of any sort were to be received, that the tradespeople
were to be interviewed at the front gates--in fact that the house was to be in a state of siege."
She knew, that when he now took up the Baronetage, it was to drive the heavy bills of his tradespeople
, and the unwelcome hints of Mr Shepherd, his agent, from his thoughts.
"Sorry, yes; so would the tradespeople
who had had my money and the men who call themselves my friends and forget that they are my debtors."
I should like you to come and dine with me tonight, and I'll take you round anywhere you care to go; and then if you don't want to go back to your old tradespeople
, I could take you to my tailor and bookmaker."
In every quarter he could think of; at Chigwell and in London; at the houses of the tradespeople
with whom he dealt, and of the friends he knew; he pursued his search.
It now only remained that Mr Slum's compositions should be judiciously distributed; that the pathetic effusions should find their way to all private houses and tradespeople
; and that the parody commencing 'If I know'd a donkey,' should be confined to the taverns, and circulated only among the lawyers' clerks and choice spirits of the place.
With this view of the times predominant among the tradespeople
at Grimworth, their uncertainty concerning the nature of the business which the sallow-complexioned stranger was about to set up in the vacant shop, naturally gave some additional strength to the fears of the less sanguine.
One or two of the tradespeople
even darted out of their shops and went a little way down the street before me, that they might turn, as if they had forgotten something, and pass me face to face - on which occasions I don't know whether they or I made the worse pretence; they of not doing it, or I of not seeing it.
The count, in the presence of his tradespeople
and of his servants, was engaged in praising or blaming, as the case seemed to deserve, the appointments, horses, and harness that were being submitted to him; when, in the midst of this important occupation, the name of Manicamp was announced.