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This old paternal edifice, needy as he was, and though, being centrally situated on the principal street of the town, it would have brought him a handsome sum, the sagacious Peter had his own reasons for never parting with, either by auction or private sale.
Seeing his total want of care and forethought, Captain Bonneville determined to let him suffer a little, in hopes it might prove a salutary lesson; and, at any rate, to make him no more presents while in the neighborhood of his needy cousins.
I buy goods of my needy brethren; I lend money to those who are not ready for their payments.
You tell me this man you have here spent weeks and months wheedling needy women out of small sums of money; that he used a drug at the best, and a poison at the worst; that he turned up afterwards as the lowest kind of moneylender, and cheated most poor people in the same patient and pacific style.
He was generous, and the needy, laughing at him because he believed so naively their stories of distress, borrowed from him with effrontery.
It was not one of the more crowded of those cheap restaurants where the respectable and needy dine in the belief that it is bohemian and the assurance that it is economical.
Quoth Robin, "Now, thou art the richest bishop in all England; canst thou not help this needy brother?
That basket held small savings from her more portable food, destined for the children of her poor friends among whom she trotted on fine mornings; fostering and petting all needy creatures being so spontaneous a delight to her, that she regarded it much as if it had been a pleasant vice that she was addicted to.
Could I give them to the needy, who would probably dispose of them for gin?
And to aid the needy and distressed is what she longs to do.
Here were whole lines of gentlemen who were burdened with a surplus in their incomes, and who were loudly calling to the poor and needy to come and take it off their hands.
Like Robin Hood of old, Daylight proceeded to rob the rich; and, in a small way, to distribute to the needy.