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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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American Colonies

Alan Taylor - 2002 - 526 Seiten
...Dollars, and five Pistoles in Gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the Coppers. Another Stroke of his Oratory made me ashamed of that,...Pocket wholly into the Collector's Dish, Gold and all. Above all, Franklin applauded Whitefield for improving the morals of the common people in Philadelphia....
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - 586 Seiten
...dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that,...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. Franklin was also impressed with the transforming effect that Whitefield had on Philadelphia's citizenry....
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Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World

Dorothy A. Mays - 2004 - 495 Seiten
...dollars, and five pistols in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that,...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all" (1961, 118). Prior to Whitefield, most colonists had been indifferent to religion. During Whitefield's...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 160 Seiten
...asham'd of that, and determin'd me to give the silver; and he finishe! so admirably, that I empty 'd my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. At this sermon there was also one of our clubs, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - 2004 - 314 Seiten
...pocket. Whitefield's oratory soon shamed Franklin into giving his silver dollars, too; "and he finish'd so admirably, that I emptied my Pocket wholly into the Collector's Dish, Gold and all." A friend of Franklin's, a fellow member of the Junto, was also at the sermon. Like Franklin, he had...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 2004 - 381 Seiten
...determin'd me to give the Silver; and he finish'd so admirahly, that I empty'd my Pocket wholly imo the Collector's Dish, Gold and alL At this Sermon there was also one of our Cluh, who heuig of my Sentimems respecting the Building in Georgia, and suspecting a Collection might...
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Growing in the Grace of Giving

Larry D. Allen - 2005 - 284 Seiten
...dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that,...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all."125 When we really catch a vision of what God is up to in the world, we will discover depths of...
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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - 2005 - 315 Seiten
...asham'd of that, and determin'd me to give the Silver; & he finish'd so admirably, that I empty 'd my Pocket wholly into the 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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Join the Movement: God Is Calling You to Change the World

Alvin L. Reid - 157 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...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. 6 Whitefield Focused on His Strengths, Not His Weaknesses Whitefield was famous for his passion and...
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Pat Robertson: An American Life

David John Marley - 2007 - 312 Seiten
...for donations, found that he could not help himself. "He finished so admirably," Franklin recalled, "that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all." 1 Later evangelists blurred the line between religion and commerce. In recent decades, evangelists...
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