eighteen-pence love


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  • Bar, where I made the declaration, and paid eighteen-pence.

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  • Thomas Joy would have made the same at a profit for eighteen-pence.

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  • There are two poor boys from Bollington, who begin life as piecers at one shilling or eighteen-pence a-week, and the father of one of whom was cut to pieces by the machinery at which he worked, but not before he had himself founded the institution in which this son has since come to be taught.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • I hired a town-coach at the rate of fourteen pauls, or seven shillings a day; and a servitore di piazza for three pauls, or eighteen-pence.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • When I bathed in the summer, I paid thirty sols, equal to eighteen-pence, for being carried to and from the bathing place, which was a mile from my own house.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • And not till he reached Piccadilly did he discover that he had only eighteen-pence.

    In Chancery

  • He said a man might live in a garret at eighteen-pence a week; few people would inquire where he lodged; and if they did, it was easy to say, “Sir, I am to be found at such a place.”

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • I can buy a good capon for thirty sols, or eighteen-pence; and the same price I pay for a brace of partridges, or a good hare.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • A pennyworth of fire was to-day rated at a shilling, to-morrow at eighteen-pence; and if she dressed us two dishes for two shillings on the Saturday, we paid half-a-crown for the cookery of one on the Sunday; and, whenever she was paid, she never left the room without lamenting the small amount of her bill, saying,

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

  • He then shared his money with me, which amounted to eighteen-pence, and left me with an intention to borrow an old wig and hat of his friend the schoolmaster.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random


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