The election, however, had to be confirmed by the other seven gentes, and then only the sachem-elect was solemnly invested, by the common council of the whole Iroquois federation.
Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life.
Norwegians realize that once their gas production peaks they will eventually face declining oil and gas revenues; accordingly, Norway has been saving its oil-and-gas-boosted budget surpluses in a Government Petroleum Fund, which is invested abroad and now is valued at more than $250 billion.
The city was so closely invested, that it was a matter of life and death to venture forth, and it was difficult, therefore, to find an envoy for this hazardous mission.
All told, they would stand to invest jointly the sum of ninety-five thousand, or possibly one hundred thousand dollars, of which Lester's share would be fifty thousand.
Thus they could not easily invest in land, the safest investment at that time.
Foreseeing the impending ruin of their family, Ch’i withdrew from the court; and subsequently he was invested by the emperor Ch’ang, the second of the house of Chau, with the principality of Sung, which embraced the eastern portion of the present province of Ho-nan, that he might there continue the sacrifices to the sovereigns of Yin.
Men and women accustomed to gratify every whim and caprice, will find ithard, at first, to cut down their various unnecessary expenses, and willfeel it a great self-denial to live in a smaller house than they havebeen accustomed to, with less expensive furniture, less company, lesscostly clothing, fewer servants, a less number of balls, parties,theater-goings, carriage-ridings, pleasure excursions, cigar-smokings,liquor-drinkings, and other extravagances; but, after all, if they willtry the plan of laying by a “nest-egg,” or, in other words, a small sumof money, at interest or judiciously invested in land, they will besurprised at the pleasure to be derived from constantly adding to theirlittle “pile,” as well as from all the economical habits which areengendered by this course.
The evil here pointed out is not one which exists only in theory; and it may perhaps be expected that I should specify the instances in which the public of this age and country improperly invests its own preferences with the character of moral laws.