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" I had in my pocket a handful 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 determined me to give... "
The Worcester Talisman - Seite 27
1828
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The Clergy of America: Anecdotes Illustrative of the Character of Ministers ...

Joseph Belcher - 1849 - 480 Seiten
...in gold. As he proceeded, ] began to soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me...intended, had, by precaution, emptied his pockets before ho came from home. Towards the conclusion of the discourse, however, he felt a strong inclination to...
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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
...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 determined me...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
...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 determined me...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
...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 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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Cyclopædia of moral and religious anecdotes

Kazlitt Arvine - 1850
...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 determined me...Georgia, and suspecting a collection might be intended, bad, by precaution, emptied his pockets before he came from home. Towards the conclusion of the discourse,...
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Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America

James Wynne - 1850 - 356 Seiten
...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 determined me...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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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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Fourth Reader: For Common Schools and Academies

Henry Mandeville - 1851 - 264 Seiten
...gold. As he proceeded, I began to soften, and concluded to give him the copper; another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined 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 Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 Seiten
...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 determined me...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
...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 determined me...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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