Pays


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PAYS. The country. Trial per pays, is a trial by the country; that is, by jury. Vide Pais.

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Thank God, you earn enough to keep us, though it is sometimes close work to pay for all the oats and hay, the license, and the rent besides; but Harry will soon be earning something, and I would rather struggle on harder than we do than go back to those horrid times when you hardly had a minute to look at your own children, and we never could go to a place of worship together, or have a happy, quiet day.
Fancy articles entirely--sell for waiters, and so on, to rich 'uns, that can pay for handsome 'uns.
Nobody don't have to pay for the things they buy till a whole day after the auction on accounts of the short notice, and they ain't going out of this till they get that money; and the way we've fixed it the sale ain't going to count, and they ain't going to get no money.
This is saying very plainly `Pray, Miss Smith, give me leave to pay my addresses to you.
Dick himself from under my aunt's protection, and whether my aunt, the strength of whose kind feeling towards him I knew from herself, might have been induced to pay a price for his peace and quiet.
yet all his good prov'd ill in me, And wrought but malice; lifted up so high I sdeind subjection, and thought one step higher Would set me highest, and in a moment quit The debt immense of endless gratitude, So burthensome, still paying, still to ow; Forgetful what from him I still receivd, And understood not that a grateful mind By owing owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted and dischargd; what burden then?
It was not that Ivanhoe's former carriage expressed more than that general devotional homage which youth always pays to beauty; yet it was mortifying that one word should operate as a spell to remove poor Rebecca, who could not be supposed altogether ignorant of her title to such homage, into a degraded class, to whom it could not be honourably rendered.
But, surely, if one lives merely for one's self, Harry, one pays a terrible price for doing so?
Really; and you think this cousin pays her attentions?
Fouquet not only pays what he does not owe, but that he does not even take care of vouchers for the sums that he has paid.
The populace becomes the arbiter of art--or it thinks it does, which is the same thing; and it pays its money and is well pleased with itself, and Amateur Night is a paying proposition to the management.
I'm sure it's no pleasure to me to go today, but it's a debt we owe society, and there's no one to pay it but you and me.