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" I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it. "
Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania - Page 175
1834
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment of the ..., Volume 3

William Gordon - United States - 1788
...majefty's gift. Mr. Reed finding an anfwer was expected, replied — " / am not worth purchafing, but Jucb as I am the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it" However right the principles might be, on which ,, this infinuating fcheme of conciliation was adopted,...
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An History of England: In a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to His Son ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1788
...confidered as an attempt to bribe him; and he therefore replied — « I am not worth purchafing; but fuch as I am , the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it. » Times of civil war and commotion , as they fometimes give rife to the moft fhocking vices , produce...
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A View of Universal History, from the Creation to the Present Time ..., Volume 2

John Adams - World history - 1795
...as an attempt to bribe him ; and he therefore replied — " I am not worth purchaf** ing ; but fuch as I am, the king of Great Britain is not ** rich enough to do it." Times of civil war and commotion, as they fome times give rife to the moft Ihocking vices, produce...
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Eulogies and Orations on the Life and Death of General George Washington ...

Eulogies - 1800 - 304 pages
...gentleman, when a large bribe was indirectly offered him, anfwered, " I am not worth purchafing, but fuch as I am the king of Great- Britain is not rich enough to do it." JRamfay't and Cordon's ffiJJariu, •f This enumeration is not pretended to be complete ; and it was...
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An abridgment of the history of England ... to the death of George the ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1803
...confidered as an attempt to bribe him, and he therefore replied,—" I am not worth purchafing ; but fuch as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Times of civil war and commotion, as they fometimes give rife to the moft (hocking vices, produce,...
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An Abridgement of the History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1808 - 323 pages
...ac«ommodation. This offer Mr. Reed, considered as an attempt to bribe him, and he therefore replied, — " I am not worth purchasing : but such as I am, the...king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Times of civil war and commotions, as they sometimes give rise to the most shocking vices, produce,...
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Washington, Or, Liberty Restored: A Poem, in Ten Books

Thomas Northmore - English poetry - 1809 - 253 pages
...fyc. — The celebrated Joseph Reed replied to a corrupt ofler of one of the British commissioners ; " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it ;" and the Congress, upon this information, and the commisioners' letter* being communicated, resolved,...
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Cooper's Histories of Greece and Rome, and of South and North America

W. D. Cooper - Greece - 1818 - 294 pages
...office in the colonies in his majesty's gift. Mr Reed, finding an answer was expected, replied, " I ahí not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." However right the principles might be, on which this insinuating scheme of conciliation was adopted,...
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The Women of the American Revolution, Volume 1

Elizabeth Fries Ellet - United States - 1819
...repetition of the proposition of Governor Johnstone brought from General Reed the prompt and noble reply : "I AM NOT WORTH PURCHASING ; BUT SUCH AS I AM, THE...KING OF GREAT BRITAIN IS NOT RICH ENOUGH TO DO IT." General Reed laid before Congress both the written and verbal communications of Governor Johnstone...
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An Abridgement of the History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1824 - 324 pages
...accommodation. 151. This offer Mr. Reed considered as an attempt to bribe him ; and be therefore replied : — " I am not worth purchasing ; but such as I am, the...king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Times of civil war and commotion, as they sometimes give rise to the most shocking vices, produce likewise,...
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