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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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The Baltimore Literary and Religious Magazine, Band 3

1837
...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." THE LOSS OF FRIENDS. "Friend after friend depart*. H'ko ha» not lost a friend? How often have we uttered...
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The Humourist's Own Book: A Cabinet of Original and Selected Anecdotes, Bon ...

Author of The young man's own book - 1836 - 284 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...our club ; who being of my sentiments respecting the object of the charity, and suspecting a collection might be intended, had by precaution emptied his...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles ...

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1838
...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...admirably, that I emptied my " pocket wholly into the collection, gold and all." It appears, however, that in general his manner was theatrical and his language...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1837
...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...admirably, that I emptied my " pocket wholly into the collection, gold and all." It appears, however, that in general his manner was theatrical and his language...
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A System of English Grammar: Constructed Upon the Basis of Murray's Grammar ...

C. Adams - 1838 - 172 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...At this sermon there was also one of our club; who, being'of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection might be intended,...
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The Percy Anecdotes, Revised Edition: To which is Added, a Valuable ...

1852
...copper money, three or four silver dol-lars, and five pistoles in gold. AS he proceeded, I began to would have refused iheae Hub ; who being of my senti-ments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection might...
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Memoirs of Rev. George Whitefield

John Gillies - 1838 - 648 Seiten
...he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper ; another stroke of his orator}' made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give...he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pocket into the collector's dish, gold and all."* The manner in which he once turned a thunder storm to his...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1838 - 304 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 stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and de~ termined me to give the silver; and he finished so ad70 mirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly...
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The Life and Times of the Reverend George Whitefield, M.A.

Robert Philip - 1838 - 554 Seiten
...the copper. The next stroke won the silver: — and the fmishing stroke was so admirable, he says, " that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish — gold and all ! " This is a good story ; but he tells a still better one of his friend Hopkinson. He had gone empty-handed,...
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The Life and Times of the Reverend George Whitefield, M.A.

Robert Philip - 1838 - 554 Seiten
...give the copper. The next stroke won the silver; and the finishing stroke was so admirable, he says, " that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish —gold and all." This is a good story; hut he tells a still better one of his friend Hopkinson. He had gone empty-handed,...
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