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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 Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy ... - Page 123
1826
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1838 - 304 pages
...silver; and he finished so ad70 mirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish, golil and all. At this sermon there was also one of our...collection might be intended, had by precaution emptied 75 his pockets before he came from home; towards the conclusion of the discourse, however, he felt...
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The Life and Times of the Reverend George Whitefield, M.A.

Robert Philip - Evangelists - 1838 - 554 pages
...the copper. The next stroke won the silver: — and the fmishing stroke was so admirable, he says, " that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish — gold and all ! " This is a good story ; but he tells a still better one of his friend Hopkinson. He had gone empty-handed,...
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The life and times of ... George Whitefield, M.A.

Robert Philip - 1838
...give the copper. The next stroke won the silver; and the finishing stroke was so admirable, he says, " that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collector's dish —gold and all." This is a good story; hut he tells a still better one of his friend Hopkinson. He had gone empty-handed,...
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The Rhetorical Reader: Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice ...

Ebenezer Porter - Elocution - 1839 - 304 pages
...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...collection might be intended, had by precaution emptied 75 his pockets before he came from home; towards the conclusion of the discourse, however, he felt...
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History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of ..., Volume 2

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - Great Britain - 1839
...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...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 works of Benjamin Franklin: containing several political and ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1840
...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 admirably, that I emptied my pocket jwholly into the collector's dish, gold and all./ At this sermon there was also one of our club, who,...
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History of England: from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Aix ..., Volume 2

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - History - 1841
...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...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 Life of Benjamin Franklin: illustrated by tales, sketches, and anecdotes ...

Biography & Autobiography - 1842 - 180 pages
...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...pocket wholly into the collector's dish, gold and all! 11. "At this sermon there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building...
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The life and times of Selina countess of Huntingdon, by a member of the ...

Aaron Crossley Hobart Seymour - 1844
...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...the collector's dish, gold and all! At this sermon U,ere was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and...
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