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" I went to market with the money in my pocket, and brought back my purchases in a basket; now I take the money in the basket, and bring the things home in my pocket. "
The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book - Page 307
by Bob Fenster - 2007 - 352 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 34

American literature - 1874
...difference between the old and the new order of things was a trifling one. " Before the war," he said, " I went to market with the money in my pocket, and...the basket, and bring the things home in my pocket." As I was returning to my home after the surrender at Appomattox Court House, a party of us stopped...
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A Rebel's Recollections

George Cary Eggleston - Confederate States of America - 1875 - 260 pages
...difference between the old and the new order of things was a trifling one. " Before the war," he said, " I went to market with the money in my pocket, and...the basket, and bring the things home in my pocket." As I was returning to my home after the surrender at Appomattox Court House, a party of us stopped...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1879 - 353 pages
...facetious friend used to say ' prices were so high that nobody could see them. Before the war,' he said, ' I went to market with the money in my pocket and brought back my purchases in a basket; but now I take the money in a basket and bring the things home in my pocket.' I believe the highest...
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Four Years in the Army of the Potomac: A Soldier's Recollections

Evan Rowland Jones - United States - 1881 - 246 pages
...the following pertinent remark upon the condition of the currency : — " Before the war," he said, " I went to market with the money in my pocket, and...the basket, and bring the things home in my pocket." When the end came with the surrender of Lee and Johnston, Confederate notes ceased to have any value...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1883
...facetious friend used to say ' prices were so high that nobody could see them. Before the war,' he said, ' I went to market with the money in my pocket and brought back my purchases in a basket ; but now I take the money in a basket and bring the things home in my pocket.' I believe the highest...
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New Grammar School History of the United States: To which are Added the ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1889 - 414 pages
...facetious friend used to say ' prices were so high that nobody could see them. Before the war, ' he said, ' I went to market with the money in my pocket, and brought back my purchases in a basket ; but now I take the money in a basket and bring the things home in my pocket. ' I believe the highest...
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The Lower South in American History

William Garrott Brown - Confederate States of America - 1902 - 271 pages
...and higher than the price of gold. " Before the war," says a wag in Eggleston's " Recollections," " I went to market with the money in my pocket, and...the basket, and bring the things home in my pocket." Of course, the waning of the hope of victory would have depreciated any sort of Confederate obligations,...
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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 4

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1901 - 20 pages
...difference between the old and the new order of things was a trifling one. " Before the war," he said, " I went to market with the money in my pocket, and...the basket, and bring the things home in my pocket." . . . . . . Everybody knew, long before the surrender, that these notes never could be redeemed. There...
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New Grammar School History of the United States: To which are Added the ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1902 - 434 pages
...facetious friend used to say ' prices were so high that nobody could see them. Before the war,' he said, ' I went to market with the money in my pocket, and brought back my purchases in a basket ; but now I take the money in a basket and bring the things home in my pocket.' I believe the highest...
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Readings in the History of the American Nation

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin - United States - 1914 - 413 pages
...difference between the old and new order of things was a trifling one. " Before the war," he said, " I went to market with the money in my pocket, and...and bring the things home in my pocket." . . . The government's course in levying a tax in kind, as the only possible way of making the taxation amount...
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