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" I stopped my horse lately where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain, clean, old man,... "
Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight - Page 240
by Half hours - 1856
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...people were collected, at an auction of merchants' 'nunls. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times ; and...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...profit. VOL. I. P' . pleasure as to find his works respectfully qnoted by others. Jndge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...where a great number of people were collected, at an anction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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An Introduction to the Universal Explanatory Reader: Designed for Junior ...

William Pinnock - Readers (Primary) - 1822 - 232 pages
...auction of merchants' goods, where I stopped and made one of the number. 2. The hour of sale notbeing come, they were conversing on the badness of the times..."Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not those heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we be ever able to pay them ? What would...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ...

Mason Locke Weems - Statesmen - 1822 - 264 pages
...author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then; how much I must have, been gratified by an incident I am going...great number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times;...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature, Volume 1

H. Nolte - 1823
...author so great pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...of the company called to a plain, clean, old man, wilh white locks, 'Pray, father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not those heavy taxes quite...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 300 pages
...pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, Bit * See page 196. then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...great number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. 2 The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...they'll fit you." FRANKLIN'S WAY то WEALTH, OB POOR RICHARD'S MAXIMS. COURTEOUS HEADER, I stopped ray horse lately, where a great number of people were...goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversiug on the badness of the times ; and one of the company called to a plain, clean old man, with...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge then how much I have been gratified by an incident which I am going to relate to you. I stopped my horse lately...collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times ; and one of the company called...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge then how much I have been gratified by an incident which I am going to relate to you. I stopped my horse lately...collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times ; and one of the company called...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, *See page 196. then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...great number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. 2 The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the...
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