This operation appeared to me to be the most laborious species of work performed in Typee; and had I possessed a sufficient intimacy with the language to have conveyed my ideas upon the subject, I should certainly have suggested to the most influential of the natives the expediency of establishing a college of vestals to be centrally located in the valley, for the purpose of keeping alive the indispensable article of fire; so as to supersede the necessity of such a vast outlay
of strength and good temper, as were usually squandered on these occasions.
Hunt groaned in spirit at the incessant and unreasonable demands of these worthies upon his purse; yet with all this outlay
of funds, the number recruited was but scanty, and many of the most desirable still held themselves aloof, and were not to be caught by a golden bait.
I am aware that some grinders have actually afforded to "go on" for this sum; but for my part, I found the necessary outlay
of capital too great to permit of my "going on" under a shilling.
Besides this preliminary outlay
, he must be prepared to keep himself for some years, and to hire a presentable carriage and horse.
Few Moors can ever build up their fortunes again in one short lifetime after so reckless an outlay
He had calculated upon her eventual love, and tried to tempt her with a lavish outlay
upon comforts and luxuries, knowing too well how easily the heart accustoms itself to comforts, and how difficult it is to tear one's self away from luxuries which have become habitual and, little by little, indispensable.
In any case, if the sums I laid out in literature could not have been comparatively great, the excitement attending the outlay
was terrific, and there was nothing coming in.
In buying spectacles the needless outlay
for the right lens soon reduced him to poverty, and the Man to Whom Time Was Money had to sustain life by fishing from the end of a wharf.
It is certain that the gulch was at one time pretty thoroughly prospected by miners, who must have had some means of getting in with at least pack animals carrying tools and supplies; their profits, apparently, were not such as would have justified any considerable outlay
to connect Macarger's Gulch with any center of civilization enjoying the distinction of a sawmill.
There was, then, a great deal of whispering, during which Madame Mantalini appeared to make reference, more than once, to certain debts incurred by Mr Mantalini previous to her coverture; and also to an unexpected outlay
of money in payment of the aforesaid debts; and furthermore, to certain agreeable weaknesses on that gentleman's part, such as gaming, wasting, idling, and a tendency to horse-flesh; each of which matters of accusation Mr Mantalini disposed of, by one kiss or more, as its relative importance demanded.
Although the buildings fully represent the value of the sixty thousand francs of capital, which we sunk in the district, the outlay
was more than returned to us by the profits on the sales which the consumers occasioned.