Does the thought-contracted brow of the local Sage or the lustrous eye of local Beauty inquire whose fortunes?
So now, as an infallible way of making little ease great ease, I began to contract a quantity of debt.
It was a shaded lamp, to shine upon a book, and its circle of light was very contracted; so that he was in it for a mere instant, and then out of it.
I soon contracted expensive habits, and began to spend an amount of money that within a few short months I should have thought almost fabulous; but through good and evil I stuck to my books.
We had an excellent breakfast, and when any one declined anything on table, Wemmick said, "Provided by contract, you know; don’t be afraid of it!"
Hereupon, a choleric gentleman, who had taken the fourth place on that seat, flew into a most violent passion, and said that it was a breach of contract to mix him up with such villainous company, and that it was poisonous, and pernicious, and infamous, and shameful, and I don’t know what else.