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" As an illustration, one morning a stout, hearty-looking man came into my ticket-office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living? He replied that he could get nothing to do and that he would be glad of any job at a dollar... "
Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum - Page 121
by Phineas Taylor Barnum - 1871 - 856 pages
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Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Circus owners - 1869 - 780 pages
...into my ticket-office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living ? He replied that he could get nothing to do and that...day. When he returned I gave him five common bricks. " Now," said I, "go and lay a brick on the sidewalk at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street; another...
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Struggles and Triumphs: Or, the Recollections of P.T. Barnum

Circus owners - 1882 - 367 pages
...into my ticket-office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living ? He replied that he could get nothing to do, and that he would be glad of any j ob at a dollar a day. I handed him a quarter of a dollar, told him to go and get his breakfast and...
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Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Sixty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum ...

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Circus owners - 1889 - 360 pages
...into my ticket-office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living J He replied that he could get nothing to do, and that...labor, at a dollar and a half a day. When he returned 1 gave nim five common bricks. " Now," said I, " go and lay a brick on the sidewalk, at the corner...
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Dollars and Sense, Or, How to Get on: The Whole Secret in a Nutshell

Phineas Taylor Barnum - Banks and banking - 1890 - 488 pages
...came into my ticket office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living? He replied that he could get nothing to do, and that...I would employ him at light labor, at a dollar and va half a day. When he returned I gave him five comlon bricks. " Now," said I, "go and lay a brick...
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Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum ...

Joel Benton - Circus - 1891 - 605 pages
...into my ticket-office and begged some money. I asked him why he did not work and earn his living ? He replied that he could get nothing to do, and that...day. When he returned I gave him five common bricks. '' ' Now,' said I, ' go and lay a brick on the sidewalk, at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street ;...
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