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  • Halfpenny a box on lucifer matches in 1871 (for which he suggested the epigram ex luce lucelluni, "out of light a little profit") roused a storm of opposition, and had to be dropped.
  • Bread is cheap and good, being procurable to natives at less than a halfpenny the pound.
  • A halfpenny was expected from every one to whom these were exhibited, and bad luck was thought to menace the household not visited by the doll-bearers before Christmas Eve at the latest.
  • Calculating roundly a cent as equal to a halfpenny, and eight bushels to the quarter, the above would appear in English currency as follows: Chicago to New York in Shillings and Pence per Quarter.
  • Thou dost promise so much remission of sins for a mere halfpenny or penny, that thousands now trust thereto, and fondly dream to have atoned for all their sins with the halfpenny or penny, and thus go to hell " (ed.
 

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