This Frenchman alone must be your creditor
for a good deal.
I begged a fortnight's grace from the creditor
, asked for a holiday from my employers, and spent the time in begging in the City under my disguise.
Chadband's habit--it is the head and front of his pretensions indeed--to keep this sort of debtor and creditor
account in the smallest items and to post it publicly on the most trivial occasions.
Then," said the creditor
, "I change my debt into a debt of honor," and tore the note in pieces.
One day, when he had ridden over to the town to see a creditor
, the chief peasant of his village followed him shortly after, with the news that his house had been burnt down, and that his wife had perished with it, but his children were safe.
Only there were then privileges for the sons of kings, to whom nobody refused to become a creditor
, whether from respect or the persuasion that they would some day be paid.
It was his belief that if he were given time in which to realize them, all would be well and every creditor
paid in full.
For the creditor
to whom he owed a hundred and sixty held a firmer security in the shape of a bill signed by Mary's father.
Once in every decade there shall be a general settlement, when the balance due shall be paid to the creditor
nation in Mexican dollars.
Some of the craftiest scoundrels that ever walked this earth, or rather--for walking implies, at least, an erect position and the bearing of a man--that ever crawled and crept through life by its dirtiest and narrowest ways, will gravely jot down in diaries the events of every day, and keep a regular debtor and creditor
account with Heaven, which shall always show a floating balance in their own favour.
If the coin suits you, tell me so, and I'll send you the rest at my leisure: if you would rather remain my creditor
than stuff your purse with such ungainly, heavy pieces, - tell me still, and I'll pardon your bad taste, and willingly keep the treasure to myself.
One man thinks justice consists in paying debts, and has no measure in his abhorrence of another who is very remiss in this duty and makes the creditor