Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting Reminiscences and Facts, Remarkable Traits and Humors ... of Merchants, Traders, Bankers ... Etc. in All Ages and Countries ...

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D. Appleton, 1865 - Business


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Page 717 - Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law , and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Page 601 - Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen ; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Page 516 - I enjoin and require that no ecclesiastic, missionary, or minister of any sect whatsoever, shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said College; nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose, or as a visitor, within the premises appropriated to the purposes of the said college...
Page 715 - ... from the first day of January to the last day of December, which is the end of the year.
Page 559 - Russia. There was a society which undertook the office of giving gentlemen a liberal education on low terms , and which assumed the sounding name of the Royal Academies Company. In a pompous advertisement it was announced that the directors of the Royal Academies...
Page 601 - And they sat down to eat bread : and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery, and balm, and myrrh, going to carry it down to M Egypt.
Page 500 - The merchant, struck afterwards with the meekness of the reply, and having more deliberately investigated the matter, became convinced that the Quaker was right, and he in the wrong. He requested to see him, and after acknowledging his error, he said, " I have one question to ask you — How were you able with such patience, on various occasions, to bear my abuse ? " " Friend," replied the Quaker,
Page 559 - It was about the year 1688 that the word stockjobber was first heard in London. In the short space of four years a crowd of companies, every one of which confidently held out to subscribers the hope of immense gains, sprang into existence ; the Insurance Company, the Paper Company, the Lutestring Company, the Pearl Fishery Company, the Glass Bottle Company, the Alum Company, the Blythe Coal Company, the Swordblade Company. There was a Tapestry Company, which would soon furnish pretty hangings for...
Page 412 - One day, as this officer was going his rounds, the neighbors, who knew enough of his father's character to suspect that he might stand in need of the caution, advised him to remove his weights; but the old cheat, trusting to his relationship to the inspector, laughed at their advice. The naib, on coming to his shop, coolly said to him, " Good man, fetch out your weights, that we may examine them.
Page 727 - and I could better have afforded to have taken a dollar then, than to have been taken out of the office.' The lounger seemed surprised, and, wishing to end the parley of his own making, said, — " ' Come, Mr. Franklin, tell me what is the lowest you can take for it.' "

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