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" ... to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles... "
The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography, with ... - Seite 203
von Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - 1866 - 256 Seiten
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Lambeth and the Vatican: Or, Anecdotes of the Church of Rome, of the ..., Band 3

1825
...four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. " As he proceeded, I began to soften, and con" eluded to give the copper. Another stroke of " his oratory made me ashamed of that, and de" termined me to give the silver; and he finish-, " ed so admirably, that I emptied my pocket " wholly...
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The New Jerusalem magazine and theological inspector

1829
...of copper money, three-or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper ; another...collector's dish, gold and all. "At this sermon," continues Franklin, "there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Band 2

Reuben Percy - 1826
...copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, 1 began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another...give the silver ; and he finished so admirably, that 1 emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. At this sermon there was also one...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Band 2

1826
...of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistols in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, ami determined me to give the silver; and he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly...
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The Encyclopedia of Anecdotes: Illustrative of Character and Events from ...

George Ramsay - 1828 - 636 Seiten
...of copper-money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper: another...collector's dish, gold and all ! At this sermon there was one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection...
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Outlines of Ecclesiastical History: On a New Plan, Designed for Academies ...

Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1829 - 424 Seiten
...four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. " As he proceeded, I began to soften, and con" eluded to give the copper. Another stroke of " his oratory made me ashamed of that, and de" termined me to give the silver; and he finishAND DIT1NES. 101 " ed so admirably, that I emptied...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1833 - 304 Seiten
...copper mon«v^ three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another...determined me to give the silver; and he finished so ad70 mirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. At this sermon...
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The satirist: or, Every man in his humour

John Close - 1833
...concluded to give the copper ; another stroke of bis oratory, made me ashamed of that, and determined to give the silver ; and he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pockets wholly, into the collector's ,dish, gold and all ! At this sermon, (continues Franklin) there...
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Memoirs of Rev. George Whitefield

John Gillies - 1834 - 648 Seiten
...copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper ; another...he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pocket into the collector's dish, gold and manner in which he once turned a thunder storm to his purpose,...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Band 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1834
...copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold ; as he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed ofthat, and determined me to give the silver ; and he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pocket...
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