At the corner of an alley a huckster and his wife had two tables set out with tapes, thread, cotton handkerchiefs, etc.
Wickfield, as she offered none, and we conversed on other subjects until we came to Canterbury, where, as it was market-day, my aunt had a great opportunity of insinuating the grey pony among carts, baskets, vegetables, and huckster‘s goods.
Young women of such birth, living in a quiet country-house, and attending a village church hardly larger than a parlor, naturally regarded frippery as the ambition of a huckster‘s daughter.
At once I seized the lot, and, dragging him off to my huckster, said: ” Look here.
Mantrap, who will ride at any fence which any man in England will take, and who drives her greys in the park, while her mother keeps a huckster‘s stall in Bath still–even those who are so bold, one might fancy they could face anything dare not face the world without a female friend.
Glegg’s eyes, “it’ll be bought up by the huckster‘s wife at Fibb’s End,–that’s where it’ll go–ten shillin’ for the whole lot–ten yards, countin’ the damaged un–five-an’-twenty shillin’ ‘ud ha’ been the price, not a penny less.
The village had formerly contained, side by side with the argicultural labourers, an interesting and better-informed class, ranking distinctly above the former–the class to which Tess’s father and mother had belonged–and including the carpenter, the smith, the shoemaker, the huckster, together with nondescript workers other than farm-labourers; a set of people who owed a certain stability of aim and conduct to the fact of their being lifeholders like Tess’s father, or copyholders, or occasionally, small freeholders.
Beyond all question, he had the blood of a petty huckster in his veins, through whatever channel it may have found its way there.
‘Eight!’ said Kim, mechanically following the huckster instinct of the East.
And the woman I love knows that I began my career with an act of low dishonesty, that I built up my life upon sands of shame – that I sold, like a common huckster, the secret that had been intrusted to me as a man of honour.
They were jumbled together in a most unsightly fashion, in the middle of the road; to the great obstruction of the thoroughfare and the annoyance of passengers, who were fain to make their way, as they best could, among carts, baskets, barrows, trucks, casks, bulks, and benches, and to jostle with porters, hucksters, waggoners, and a motley crowd of buyers, sellers, pick- pockets, vagrants, and idlers.
Sancho spent the afternoon in drawing up certain ordinances relating to the good government of what he fancied the island; and he ordained that there were to be no provision hucksters in the State, and that men might import wine into it from any place they pleased, provided they declared the quarter it came from, so that a price might be put upon it according to its quality, reputation, and the estimation it was held in; and he that watered his wine, or changed the name, was to forfeit his life for it.