"And you are a benefactor of the race," said I. He shrugged his shoulders.
" ’My name,’ said he, ’is Mr. Duncan Ross, and I am myself one of the pensioners upon the fund left by our noble benefactor.
He was an old friend of McCarthy’s, and, I may add, a great benefactor to him, for I have learned that he gave him Hatherley Farm rent free."
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Harvard College was established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, John Harvard, a young minister who left his library and half his estate to the college.
Don’t you thank me, don’t you give me no credit; it all belongs to them dear people in Pokeville camp-meeting, natural brothers and benefactors of the race, and that dear preacher there, the truest friend a pirate ever had!