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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 Percy Anecdotes: Revised Edition, Bände 1-2

1847
...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 bnilding in Georgia, and suspecting a collection might be intended, had by precantion emptied his pockets...
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The Life of Wesley: And Rise and Progress of Methodism, Band 2

Robert Southey - 1847
...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."t No wonder that such a preacher should be admired and * One of his flights of oratory, not in...
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Cyclopedia of Moral and Religious Anecdotes: A Collection of Nearly Three ...

Kazlitt Arvine - 1848 - 891 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 buildingin Georgia, ami suspecting acollection might be intended, had. by pré- j caution, emptied...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - 1848 - 468 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...wholly into the" collector's dish, gold and all." Another hearer who agreed with Franklin in relation to the asylum, no less a man than Thomas Hopkinson,...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Paris, Band 1

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1849
...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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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Bände 7-8

1849
...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...silver, and he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pockets wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. At this sermon there was also one of our club,...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1835 - 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...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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Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America

James Wynne - 1850 - 356 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." Franklin, whose mind was almost instinctively turned towards philosophical pursuits, felt the want...
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Fourth Reader: For Common Schools and Academies

Henry Mandeville - 1851 - 264 Seiten
...silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give him the copper; another stroke of his oratory made me...that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's 7 dish, gold and all. At this sermon," continued Franklin, " there was also one of our club, who being...
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The kaleidoscope of anecdotes and aphorisms, collected by C. Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair - 1851
...pistoles in gold. As the preacher went on, I softened, and resolved to give the copper ; another stroke of oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all !" It is curious with respect both to wealth and talents that people are respected for what they are...
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