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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 Juvenile instructor and companion, Bände 20-21

Young people - 1869
...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...stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and I determined to give the silver ; and he finished so admirably that I emptied my pocket wholly into...
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Willson's Intermediate Fifth Reader: On the Original Plan of the School and ...

Marcius Willson - 1870 - 372 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...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. 2. "At this sermon there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building...
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John Wesley and the Evangelical Reaction of the Eighteenth Century

Julia Wedgwood - 1870 - 412 Seiten
...I had in my pocket. Another stroke of oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give my silver; and he finished so admirably that I emptied...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all.' A member of the same congregation who had the same objection to contribute to the Orphan House, and...
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The Guardian, Bände 22-23

1871
...or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold (a coin worth $3.00). As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all." A friend of his, opposed to this project, designedly left his money at home, fearful lest Whitefield's...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - 1871
...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.' Most economic of men in all expenditures of power, he could keep his pot boiling continuously, and...
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Historic Americans

Theodore Parker - 1871
...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.' Most economic of men in all expenditures of power, he could keep his pot boiling continuously, and...
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Wellman's Miscellany, Bände 5-7

1872
...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...there was also one of our club ; who, being of my sentimeiits respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection might be intended, had...
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The Sixth Reader of the United States Series: Embracing, in Brief, the ...

Marcius Willson - 1872 - 372 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...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. 2. "At this sermon there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building...
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Anecdotes of the rev. George Whitefield, M.A., with biographical sketch

Joseph Beaumont Wakeley - 1872 - 400 Seiten
...of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles of 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 collection dish, gold and all." Was ever a greater tribute paid to the persuasive powers of...
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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - 1872 - 636 Seiten
...Another stroke of hie oratory mad* me «shamed of that, and drtfirminod me to give the silver; and be finished so admirably that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all. At this кегтпоп there woe aleo one of onr club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building...
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