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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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Cyclopędia of moral and religious anecdotes

Kazlitt Arvine - Anecdotes - 1850
...soften, and concluded to give the copper. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and 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 - History - 1850 - 356 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." 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
...softened, and resolved to give the copper ; another stroke of 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 !" 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 - Readers (Secondary) - 1851 - 264 pages
...soften, and concluded to give him the copper; another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give the silver ; and he finished...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, Epes Sargent - Statesmen - 1853 - 488 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...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

Historical Society of Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania - 1853 - 426 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...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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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopaedia, Volume 2

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...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...into the collector's dish, gold and all !" At this time there was no military defensive force in Pennsylvania. The inhabitants were mostly Quokers, and...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1853
...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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Bizarre: For Fireside and Wayside, Volume 3

1853
...copper. Another stroke of his oratory made me ashamed of that, and determined me to give the silver : mnd he finished so admirably, that I emptied my pocket wholly into the collectors dish, gold and all. At this sermon also, there was one of our chib, who being of my sentiments...
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The centenary services of Bristol tabernacle

Bristol tabernacle - 1854 - 188 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." Hume, the acute sceptic and historian, thus describes the closing part of a sermon he heard from him...
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