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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. "
Chandler's Encyclopedia: An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... - Page 1271
edited by - 1898
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An Abridgement of the History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1806 - 336 pages
...about an accommodation. 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 commotion, as they sometimes...
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Annals of Great Britain: from the ascension of George III, to the Peace of ...

Thomas Campbell - Great Britain - 1807
...Britain and the colonies. His reply is said to have been, — ' If this offer be meant as a bribe, I am not worth purchasing ; but, such as I am, the king of Britain is not rich enough to do it.' This abortive attempt induced congress to forbid their members,...
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An abridgement of the history of England: from the invasion of Julius Caesar ...

Oliver Goldsmith - History - 1808 - 325 pages
...about an 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...
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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'...
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An abridgment of The history of England, continued to 1810. Genuine ed ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...about an accommodation. 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." The king of Spain now followed the example of the French...
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An abridgment of The history of England, continued to 1810. Genuine ed ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...about an accommodation. This offer Mr. Reed i onsidered as an attempt to bribe him ; and he therefore replied- " I am not worth purchasing ; but such as I am, the kiug of Great-Britain is not rich enough to do it." The king of Spain now followed the example of the...
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Women of the American Revolution, Volume 1

Elizabeth Fries Ellet - 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...
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The History of Great Britain from the Death of George II. to the Coronation ...

J. R. Miller - Great Britain - 1825 - 464 pages
...ten thousand pounds et rrlinp, and any office in the colonies in hia majesty's gift. To which Reed replied, " I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.'* Congress, on the ninth of July, ordered all letters,...
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The American Quarterly Review, Issues 1-2

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1827
...which General Joseph Reed of Pennsylvania returned to the corrupt offer of governor Johnstone in 1 778. "I am not worth purchasing, but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it" , The mpral sublimity of WASHINGToN'S character, which,...
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Persuasives to Early Piety: Interspersed with Suitable Prayers

John Gregory Pike - Children - 1828 - 290 pages
...offered a great bribe to a Mr. Reid, employed by. the American government, and that he answered, " I am not worth purchasing; but, such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it." Such a declaration would raise the esteem of a nation...
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