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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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Growing in the Grace of Giving

Larry D. Allen - 2005 - 284 Seiten
...silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in rny pocket a handful of copper money, three of four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As...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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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - 2005 - 315 Seiten
...Sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a Collection, I silently resolving he should get nothing from me, I had in my Pocket a Handful of Copper, Money, three or four Dollars, and five Pistoles in Gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the 140...
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The Faiths of the Founding Fathers

David L. Holmes - 2006 - 240 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...four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he preceded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers. Another stroke of his oratory made me...
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Join the Movement: God Is Calling You to Change the World

Alvin L. Reid - 157 Seiten
...ability to persuade, note this account by Franklin when Whitefield was raising money for his orphanage: I silently resolved he should get nothing from me....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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The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin: 1757-1790

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 480 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 asham'd of that, and determin'd me to give the silver;...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2007 - 277 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 asham'd of that, and dctermin'd me to give the Silver;...
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In Pursuit of the Almighty's Dollar: A History of Money and American ...

James Hudnut-Beumler - 2007 - 288 Seiten
...soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he needed 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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The Miracle of Brasstown Valley

Zell Miller - 2007 - 180 Seiten
...one of his sermons. I perceived early he meant to take up a collection. I silently resolved he would get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful...money, three or four silver dollars and five pistoles of gold. As the sermon progressed, I began to soften and concluded to give the copper. Another stroke...
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