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So it came that I had to pawn my lands to the Priory of Emmet for more money, and a hard bargain they drove with me in my hour of need.
I feel free to borrow, for I know no man that should be more bound to aid me than one so high in that church that hath driven such a hard bargain.
It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
She had a turn for traffic, and a marked propensity for saving; shown not only in the vending of eggs and chickens, but also in driving hard bargains with the gardener about flower-roots, seeds, and slips of plants; that functionary having orders from Mrs.
Ramirez intends to speak with Everton about turning his loan into a full-time transfer but reveals the Blues drove a hard bargain with Sevilla in January.
And he revealed the Blues drove a hard bargain with Sevilla over the move in January.
A source said: "ITV are desperate to get Peter on board but he drives a hard bargain.
Club takeovers are never easy and Ashley will not simply roll over if anybody tries to drive a hard bargain.
And the Spanish club are trying to drive a hard bargain with Arsenal to raise enough cash to launch their own bid for Chelsea's Spanish winger Pedro.
While the German and French leaders have said the UK's vote to leave must be respected and Britain must be given time to formulate its negotiating strategy, both are facing re-election next year and under domestic political pressure to drive a hard bargain.
And bashful Brits feel more comfortable striking a hard bargain when on holiday than at home.
Fiber cement siding leader James Hardie Building Products supplied its signature HardiePlank for the Alice Ferguson Foundation's Hard Bargain Environmental Center, located along the Potomac River near Washington, D.
There is no buy-out clause in Lloris's contract, so Spurs chairman Daniel Levy can drive a hard bargain.
But I'm not the one who is bargaining for the run to be extended - and I don't drive a hard bargain.
But The Landlord drives a hard bargain and tells his ex-missus he'll only lay off boozer Barlow if she agrees to make regular prison visits.