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" I happened soon after 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,... "
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin - Seite 43
von Benjamin Franklin - 1834
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The Human Tradition in Colonial America

Ian Kenneth Steele, Nancy Lee Rhoden - 1999 - 323 Seiten
...attend one of his Sermons, in the Course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a Collection, & I silently resolved he should get nothing from me....proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the Coppers. Another Stroke of his Oratory made me asham'd of that, and determin'd me to give the Silver;...
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As Various as Their Lands: the Everyday Lives of Eighteenth-century ...

Stephanie Grauman Wolf - 1993 - 304 Seiten
...Whitefield's sermons in Philadelphia, Franklin admitted that "I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get...proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me asham'd of that, and determin'd me to give the silver;...
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Beloved Bethesda: A History of George Whitefield's Home for Boys, 1740-2000

Edward J. Cashin - 2001 - 278 Seiten
...after 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...copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pestles in gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke...
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Protestantism in America

Randall Balmer - 2005 - 316 Seiten
...attend one of [Whitefield's] Sermons, in the Course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a Collection, and I silently resolved he should get...proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the Coppers. Another stroke of his Oratory made me asham'd of that, and determin'd me to give the Silver;...
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American Colonies

Alan Taylor - 2002 - 526 Seiten
...Franklin attended one of Whitefield's Philadelphia services determined to give nothing to the collection. I had in my Pocket a Handful of Copper Money, three...proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give the Coppers. Another Stroke of his Oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give the Silver;...
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Protestantism in America

Randall Herbert Balmer, Lauren F. Winner - 2002 - 295 Seiten
...attend one of [Whitefield's] Sermons, in the Course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a Collection, and I silently resolved he should get...had in my Pocket a Handful of Copper Money, three or lour silver Dollars, and five Pistoles in Gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...after 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...proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give the silver;...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - 586 Seiten
...after 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...proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give the silver;...
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Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World

Dorothy A. Mays - 2004 - 495 Seiten
...revival meetings, knowing that Whitefield was seeking donations to continue his mission. Franklin wrote, "I silently resolved he should get nothing from me....copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistols in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 320 Seiten
...the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved that he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket...copper. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that and determined me to give the silver; and he finished so admirably that I emptied my pocket...
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