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  • The man whom he had first seen sitting gravely on the steps of the mercantile store made a sudden and amazing load in his pants.†   (source)
  • He also established New York's first mercantile agency and presided over it until just before his death at the age of eighty-five in 1873.†   (source)
  • Oz, Lou, and Diamond were in the back, sitting on sacks of seed and other supplies purchased from McKenzie's Mercantile using egg money and some of the dollars Lou had left over from her shopping excursion in Dickens.†   (source)
  • The store was on its feet within one year, expanding in two, opening branches in three, and its descendants, a great mercantile system, now dominate a large part of the area.†   (source)
  • ' The phrase is not altogether unjust, for all its mercantile ring.†   (source)
  • More than once I stopped and gazed over my shoulder at the mercantile.   (source)
  • Including that pearl-handled pistol in Barnett's Mercantile.   (source)
  • We go on down to the mercantile now and order up our stuff, we'll save her some time so when she come from seein' that lawyer, we can jus' go on home.   (source)
  • The Barnett Mercantile had everything.   (source)
  • 'bout got to shop at that Wallace store or up at the mercantile in Strawberry, which is jus' bout as bad.   (source)
  • About T.J.'s breaking into the mercantile with the Simmses, about his coming in the night fleeing the Simmses, about the coming of the men and what they had done to the Averys.   (source)
  • I dunno if y'all's little ears should hear this, but it seems he called Mr. Jim Lee Barnett a liar—he's the man who runs the Mercantile down in Strawberry.   (source)
  • After he and the Simmses left Great Faith, they went directly into Strawberry to get the pearl-handled pistol, but when they arrived the mercantile was already closed.   (source)
  • I hadn't known this until I was eight and she bought me an Easter-dyed biddy from the mercantile.†   (source)
  • THEY RODE THE WAGON DOWN TO MCKENZIE'S Mercantile, and Eugene, Lou, and Oz went inside.†   (source)
  • Mercantile Trust had collection accounts worth hundreds of thousands.†   (source)
  • CHOAM: acronym for Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles — the universal development corporation controlled by the Emperor and Great Houses with the Guild and Bene Gesserit as silent partners.†   (source)
  • I was just thinking I would love to have one of those silver charm bracelets they have down at the mercantile.†   (source)
  • There would usually be four whole things that T. Ray had gotten the lady at the Sylvan Mercantile to pick out for me—sweater, socks, pajamas, sack of oranges.†   (source)
  • They were filled with cut lumber, large padstones, kegs of nails, ropes, ladders, block and tackle, augers, and all manners of other tools, that Lou suspected came in part from McKenzie's Mercantile.†   (source)
  • At three-thirty she climbed the stairs to the offices over the Farmer's Mercantile and went into the consulting room of Dr. Rosen.†   (source)
  • He had, all told, ninety thousand to collect for Mercantile—God knew how many more debts the man had for some other poor collector to chase.†   (source)
  • The only people who owed Hodge favors, or thought they did, were sidestreet tailors, Polish grocers, farmers, Ed Bilchmann at the Camera Shop, and the second teller from the end at Mercantile Trust.†   (source)
  • The greatest mercantile civilization of ancient times, a profound influence on Greek and medieval thought, creators of the most beautiful cities—perhaps the only truly beautiful cities—the world has ever seen.†   (source)
  • Mercantile.†   (source)
  • And in 1907, there was the entry: Mortgage, Montague Irwin to Mortonville Mercantile Bank, $42,000, due January 1, 1910.†   (source)
  • The mercantile life isn't inspiring like medicine.†   (source)
  • This side of the Seine was, however, the least mercantile of the two.†   (source)
  • 'Our illustrious host and friend,' said Bar; 'our shining mercantile star;—going into politics?'†   (source)
  • They had regard for the ability which could amass a small fortune, own a nice home, keep a barouche or carriage, perhaps, wear fine clothes, and maintain a good mercantile position.†   (source)
  • Her husband was captain of a mercantile boat plying between Dublin and Holland; and they had one child.†   (source)
  • I always say—and believe me, I base it on a pretty fairly extensive mercantile experience—the best is the cheapest in the long run.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile he held on to his modest position in a mercantile house in New Orleans, where an equal familiarity with English, French and Spanish gave him no small value as a clerk and correspondent.†   (source)
  • The living had belonged to the family for generations; but Jim was one of five sons, and when after a course of light holiday literature his vocation for the sea had declared itself, he was sent at once to a 'training-ship for officers of the mercantile marine.'†   (source)
  • It was referred to knowingly in the inner government circles in Batavia, especially as to its irregularities and aberrations, and it was known by name to some few, very few, in the mercantile world.†   (source)
  • Miss Hawkins was the youngest of the two daughters of a Bristol—merchant, of course, he must be called; but, as the whole of the profits of his mercantile life appeared so very moderate, it was not unfair to guess the dignity of his line of trade had been very moderate also.†   (source)
  • 'I propose,' said Mr. Micawber, 'Bills — a convenience to the mercantile world, for which, I believe, we are originally indebted to the Jews, who appear to me to have had a devilish deal too much to do with them ever since — because they are negotiable.†   (source)
  • The story of "old Prue," in the second volume, was an incident that fell under the personal observation of a brother of the writer, then collecting-clerk to a large mercantile house, in New Orleans.†   (source)
  • As long as the mercantile shipping of the United States preserves this superiority, it will not only retain what it has acquired, but it will constantly increase in prosperity.†   (source)
  • Amongst a multitude of men you will find a selfish, mercantile, and trading taste for the discoveries of the mind, which must not be confounded with that disinterested passion which is kindled in the heart of the few.†   (source)
  • He told Madame de Cintre a hundred long stories; he explained to her, in talking of the United States, the working of various local institutions and mercantile customs.†   (source)
  • Hieratic or mercantile absorption lessens a people's power of radiance, lowers its horizon by lowering its level, and deprives it of that intelligence, at once both human and divine of the universal goal, which makes missionaries of nations.†   (source)
  • He had been recommended to the favor of Judge Temple by the head of an eminent mercantile house in New York, with whom Marmaduke was in habits of intimacy, and accustomed to exchange good offices.†   (source)
  • His face they seldom saw, for, either through shyness, or not to disturb his mercantile mood, he avoided looking towards their quarters.†   (source)
  • Perhaps they encouraged and stimulated him to exertion, for, during the next two weeks, all his spare hours, late at night and early in the morning, were incessantly devoted to acquiring the mysteries of book-keeping and some other forms of mercantile account.†   (source)
  • The Shipping & Mercantile Gazette, the Lloyd's List, France's Packetboat and Maritime & Colonial Review, all the rags devoted to insurance companies—who threatened to raise their premium rates—were unanimous on this point.†   (source)
  • He began, too, sometimes of an evening, when Mrs Clennam expressed no particular wish for his society, to resort to a tavern in the neighbourhood to look at the shipping news and closing prices in the evening paper, and even to exchange Small socialities with mercantile Sea Captains who frequented that establishment.†   (source)
  • A mercantile house was established in the metropolis of Pennsylvania, with the avails of Mr. Effingham's personal property; all, or nearly all, of which was put into the possession of Temple, who was the only ostensible proprietor in the concern, while, in secret, the other was entitled to an equal participation in the profits.†   (source)
  • *a [Footnote a: It has often been remarked that manufacturers and mercantile men are inordinately addicted to physical gratifications, and this has been attributed to commerce and manufactures; but that is, I apprehend, to take the effect for the cause.†   (source)
  • If the mothers of the free states had all felt as they should, in times past, the sons of the free states would not have been the holders, and, proverbially, the hardest masters of slaves; the sons of the free states would not have connived at the extension of slavery, in our national body; the sons of the free states would not, as they do, trade the souls and bodies of men as an equivalent to money, in their mercantile dealings.†   (source)
  • of the Muffin Trade in this Metropolis and its neighbourhood; that it considers the Muffin Boys, as at present constituted, wholly underserving the confidence of the public; and that it deems the whole Muffin system alike prejudicial to the health and morals of the people, and subversive of the best interests of a great commercial and mercantile community.'†   (source)
  • Lucetta, discerning that he was much mixed that day, partly in his mercantile mood and partly in his romantic one, said gaily to him— "Well, don't forsake the machine for us," and went indoors with her companion.†   (source)
  • It is true, however, that though to accept an "opening" in an American mercantile house might be a bold, original, and in its consequences extremely agreeable thing to do, he did not quite see himself objectively doing it.†   (source)
  • On the death of his father, Ralph Nickleby, who had been some time before placed in a mercantile house in London, applied himself passionately to his old pursuit of money-getting, in which he speedily became so buried and absorbed, that he quite forgot his brother for many years; and if, at times, a recollection of his old playfellow broke upon him through the haze in which he lived—for gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal—it brought along with it a companion thought, that if they were intimate he would want to borrow money of him.†   (source)
  • Mercantile men will take up very eagerly, and without any very close scrutiny, all the general ideas on philosophy, politics, science, or the arts, which may be presented to them; but for such as relate to commerce, they will not receive them without inquiry, or adopt them without reserve.†   (source)
  • It may happen that the final result of a revolution is favorable to commerce and manufactures; but its first consequence will almost always be the ruin of manufactures and mercantile men, because it must always change at once the general principles of consumption, and temporarily upset the existing proportion between supply and demand.†   (source)
  • He added that, as soon as I should be acquainted with mercantile business, he would promote me by sending me with a cargo of flour and bread, etc., to the West Indies, and procure me commissions from others which would be profitable; and, if I manag'd well, would establish me handsomely.†   (source)
  • The mercantile and reasonable part in England, will be still with us; because, peace with trade, is preferable to war without it.†   (source)
  • Greece had contacts, some mercantile and some hostile, with Eastern peoples during the Bronze Age, and by the eighth century had founded thriving cities on the western coast of present-day Turkey.†   (source)
  • Osborne dissuaded him, assur'd him he had no genius for poetry, and advis'd him to think of nothing beyond the business he was bred to; that, in the mercantile way, tho' he had no stock, he might, by his diligence and punctuality, recommend himself to employment as a factor, and in time acquire wherewith to trade on his own account.†   (source)
  • Loudoun, instead of defending the colonies with his great army, left them totally expos'd while he paraded idly at Halifax, by which means Fort George was lost, besides, he derang'd all our mercantile operations, and distress'd our trade, by a long embargo on the exportation of provisions, on pretence of keeping supplies from being obtain'd by the enemy, but in reality for beating down their price in favor of the contractors, in whose profits, it was said, perhaps from suspicion only, he had a share.†   (source)
  • I mention this affair chiefly for the sake of recommending that branch of education for our young females, as likely to be of more use to them and their children, in case of widowhood, than either music or dancing, by preserving them from losses by imposition of crafty men, and enabling them to continue, perhaps, a profitable mercantile house, with establish'd correspondence, till a son is grown up fit to undertake and go on with it, to the lasting advantage and enriching of the family.†   (source)
  • The prohibition of the use of fleshmeat and milk at one meal: the hebdomadary symposium of incoordinately abstract, perfervidly concrete mercantile coexreligionist excompatriots: the circumcision of male infants: the supernatural character of Judaic scripture: the ineffability of the tetragrammaton: the sanctity of the sabbath.†   (source)
  • whole composite make,
    The prevailing ardor and enterprise, the large amativeness,
    The perfect equality of the female with the male, the fluid movement
    of the population,
    The superior marine, free commerce, fisheries, whaling, gold-digging,
    Wharf-hemm'd cities, railroad and steamboat lines intersecting all points,
    Factories, mercantile life, labor-saving machinery, the Northeast,
    Northwest, Southwest,
    Manhattan firemen, the Yankee swap, southern plantation life,
    Slavery—the murderous, treacherous conspiracy to raise it upon the
    ruins of all the rest,
    On and on to the grapple with it—Assassin!†   (source)
  • At the end of two months, being obliged to go to Lisbon about some mercantile affairs, he took the two philosophers with him in his ship.†   (source)
  • All the navigating States may, in different degrees, advantageously participate in it, and under circumstances of a greater extension of mercantile capital, would not be unlikely to do it.†   (source)
  • Will it lean in favor of the landed interest, or the moneyed interest, or the mercantile interest, or the manufacturing interest?†   (source)
  • Those discerning citizens are well aware that the mechanic and manufacturing arts furnish the materials of mercantile enterprise and industry.†   (source)
  • It cannot therefore be presumed, that a sacrifice of the landed to the mercantile class will ever be a favorite object of this branch of the federal legislature.†   (source)
  • A landed interest, a manufacturing interest, a mercantile interest, a moneyed interest, with many lesser interests, grow up of necessity in civilized nations, and divide them into different classes, actuated by different sentiments and views.†   (source)
  • The knowledge relating to them must evidently be of a kind that will either be suggested by the nature of the article itself, or can easily be procured from any well-informed man, especially of the mercantile class.†   (source)
  • But in reality the same situation must have the same effect, in the primative composition at least of the federal House of Representatives: an improper bias towards the mercantile class is as little to be expected from this quarter as from the other.†   (source)
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