So, year after year, Silas Marner had lived in this solitude, his guineas
rising in the iron pot, and his life narrowing and hardening itself more and more into a mere pulsation of desire and satisfaction that had no relation to any other being.
Fogg took out the twenty guineas
he had just won at whist, and handed them to the beggar, saying, "Here, my good woman.
Next, it appeared to him that Sunday afternoon, when everybody was gone to church except Jacob and the cowboy, was so singularly favourable an opportunity for sons who wanted to appropriate their mothers' guineas
, that he half thought it must have been kindly intended by Providence for such purposes.
Smallweed, hearing that this authority is an old soldier, so strongly inculcates the expediency of the trooper's taking counsel with him, and particularly informing him of its being a question of five guineas
or more, that Mr.
The lot was finally knocked down at a guinea
To make some sort of disappearance had been his precise intention, but to disappear in this fashion and make his return to the world with a thousand guineas
in his pocket, had not exactly come within the scope of his imagination.
The great physician has just gone away with two guineas
in his pocket.
He immediately gave the mother a couple of guineas
, with which he bid her cloath her children.
The captain was looking at the guineas
, and then at the belt, and then at the gentleman's face; and I thought he seemed excited.
Rebecca had never seen a Baronet, as far as she knew, and as soon as she had taken leave of Amelia, and counted the guineas
which good- natured Mr.
He has spent half his nights up here, at guineas
Thirdly, That the terms offered to the person who should undertake and properly perform these duties were four guineas
a week; that he was to reside at Limmeridge House; and that he was to be treated there on the footing of a gentleman.
After this he thought he had heard somebody come upstairs, so got off from the bed, lifted me up, professing a great deal of love for me, but told me it was all an honest affection, and that he meant no ill to me; and with that he put five guineas
into my hand, and went away downstairs.
,' said the blind man, shaking his head, 'though of the fullest weight that were ever coined, fall very far short of twenty pounds, widow.
It was too late to do it now, however; so he shook his head gravely, and, pocketing the five guineas