I bought one of these houses, subject to the ground-rent, and moved into it as soon as finished.
For this he received £2 10s., and his ground-rent was reduced from 13d.
And I will admit that here the question is not so simple as in the cases of the undertaker's gains and of ground-rent.
He had taken the ground-rent of the city lot, and had erected the orfice at his own cost.
Almost all the slaves and colonists who had ground-rent to pay to the monastery were gathered at the place.
By this noble act the chapel was freed from debt, there remaining only a ground-rent of 8l.
Few sights could be imagined, more lively and yet so sad, than those presented at the payment of the ground-rent.
He was there, and there he would remain till he got the ground-rent.
He then set out for home with the ground-rent, but as soon as he was gone the devil came home.
The premium mentioned is absurdly inadequate, and the ground-rent is quite improperly low.