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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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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 pages
...of people were collected at a vendue of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they wen conversing on the badness of the times ; and one of...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Won't these heavy taxes quite ruin the country? How shall we ever be able to pay them ? What would...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck, Frank R. Stockton, Nathan Haskell Dole, Julian Hawthorne - Literature - 1901
...repeating those sentences, I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately where a great number of people were collected at a vendue of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 13

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...solid pudding, the great deficiency of praise would have quite discouraged me. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately where a great number of people were collected at a vendue of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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Appletons' School Readers: (five Book Edition)

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - Readers - 1902
...others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you. 2. I stopped my horse, lately, where a great number of...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ( Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them ? What...
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Literature for Fifth-reader Grades ...

Sherman Williams - Readers - 1902
...author so great pleasure as to find his work 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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Modern Achievement, Volume 1

Edward Everett Hale - Biography - 1902
...repeating those wise Sentences, I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately, where a great number of people were collected at a Vendue [sale} of Merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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Introduction to American Literature: Including Illustrative Selections, with ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - American literature - 1903 - 550 pages
...lately, where a great number of people were collected at an auction2 of merchants' goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...with white locks: "Pray, father Abraham, what think ye of the times?3 Won't these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 8

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...repeating those sentences, I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately where a great number of people were collected at a vendue of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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Critical Essays and Literary Fragments

England - 1903 - 344 pages
...repeating those wise Sentences : I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately, where a great number of people were collected at a Vendue [sale] of Merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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Literay Masterpieces: Franklin: Irving: Bryant: Webster: Everett: Longfellow ...

American literature - 1904 - 433 pages
...repeating those sentences, I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately where a great number of people were Collected at a vendue of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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