Sergeant: It is the nest-egg half-crown we hand round in the collection plate every Sunday morning.
The only thing they will miss will be the privilege of putting their money in the collection plate.
A handful of gold was afterwards found in the collection plate, which was rather unusual.
And they go from that home, with their new cane, looking as pious as though they were passing the collection plate.
He went into the church, and there he saw last Sunday's collection plate, full of gold coins.
And Maggie in her childlike simplicity lifted her crutches, and tried rather awkwardly to put them on the collection plate.
It isn't always the front seats that are occupied by His humblest children, when the collection plate gets busy.
Good intentions never make the dollars ring in the collection plate.
Why, say, old man Austin that passes the collection plate would have me pinched if he saw me drop that in it.
He was the man who introduced the kirk into Scotland, but failed to launch the collection plate.