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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 Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 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...sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspectmg a collection might be intended, had, by precaution, emptied his pockets before he came from...
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Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Band 1

Historical Society of Pennsylvania - 1853 - 426 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...the 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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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Band 2

William Chambers - 1853
...handful ol copper, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another...into the collector's dish, gold and all !" At this time there was no military defensive force in Pennsylvania. The inhabitants were mostly Quokers, and...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...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 ..., Band 2

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1853
...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...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 ..., Band 2

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1853
...and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded, I " began to soften, and concluded to give the cop" per ; another stroke of his oratory made me " ashamed of...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...
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Bizarre: For Fireside and Wayside, Band 3

1853
...three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles 182 LONGBOWISMS. in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another...ashamed of that, and determined me to give the silver : mnd he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collectors dish, gold and...
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HISTORY OF ENGLAND

LORD MAHON - 1853
...copper money, three or four silver dollars, 6 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 6 determined me to give the silver ; and he finished { so admirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly...
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The centenary services of Bristol tabernacle

Bristol tabernacle - 1854 - 80 Seiten
...pocket, copper and silver, besides several pistoles of gold. He writes, "As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper ; another...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all." Hume, the acute sceptic and historian, thus describes the closing part of a sermon he heard from him...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 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...admirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collectors' dish, gold and all. At this sermon there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments...
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