Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
|AUTHOR:||Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (17461825)|
|QUOTATION:||No; no; not a sixpence.|
The wording of this quotation usually reads: not a penny. For further discussion of the wording used by Pinckney and of the quotation frequently but mistakenly attributed to PinckneyMillions for defense, but not one cent for tribute, actually said by Robert Goodloe Harpersee The Home Book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 10th ed., p. 63 (1967) and Notes and Queries, South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol. 1, pp. 100103, 17879 (1901).