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Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O   By: (1839-1902)

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MODERN ELOQUENCE

LIBRARY OF

AFTER DINNER SPEECHES, LECTURES

OCCASIONAL ADDRESSES

[Illustration: REPRODUCTIONS OF MURAL DECORATIONS

FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WASHINGTON

" JUSTICE "

Photo engraving in colors after the original painting by George W. Maynard

This picture is one of a series of eight panels representing "The Virtues" Fortitude, Justice, Patriotism, Courage, Temperance, Prudence, Industry, and Concord. The number of virtues to be represented was limited to the number of panels, so the selection was necessarily somewhat arbitrary. Each figure is about five and a half feet high, clad in floating classic drapery, and represented to the spectator as appearing before him in the air, without a support or background other than the deep red of the wall. "Justice" holds the globe in one hand, signifying the extent of her sway. In the other hand she holds a naked sword upright, in token of the terribleness of her punishment.]

MODERN ELOQUENCE

EDITOR

THOMAS B REED

JUSTIN McCARTHY, ROSSITER JOHNSON, ALBERT ELLERY BERGH

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

VOLUME II

After Dinner Speeches

E O

GEO. L. SHUMAN & CO. CHICAGO Copyright, 1903 JOHN R. SHUMAN

COMMITTEE OF SELECTION

EDWARD EVERETT HALE, Author of "The Man Without a Country."

JOHN B. GORDON, Former United States Senator.

NATHAN HASKELL DOLE, Associate Editor "International Library of Famous Literature."

JAMES B. POND, Manager Lecture Bureau; Author of "Eccentricities of Genius."

GEORGE MCLEAN HARPER, Professor of English Literature, Princeton University.

LORENZO SEARS, Professor of English Literature, Brown University.

EDWIN M. BACON, Former Editor "Boston Advertiser" and "Boston Post."

J. WALKER MCSPADDEN, Managing Editor "Édition Royale" of Balzac's Works.

F. CUNLIFFE OWEN, Member Editorial Staff "New York Tribune."

TRUMAN A. DEWEESE, Member Editorial Staff "Chicago Times Herald."

CHAMP CLARK, Member of Congress from Missouri.

MARCUS BENJAMIN, Editor, National Museum, Washington, D. C.

CLARK HOWELL, Editor "Atlanta Constitution."

INTRODUCTIONS AND SPECIAL ARTICLES BY

THOMAS B. REED, HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE, LORENZO SEARS, JONATHAN P. DOLLIVER, CHAMP CLARK, EDWARD EVERETT HALE, ALBERT ELLERY BERGH.

NOTE A large number of the most distinguished speakers of this country and Great Britain have selected their own best speeches for this Library. These speakers include Whitelaw Reid, William Jennings Bryan, Henry van Dyke, Henry M Stanley, Newell Dwight Hillis, Joseph Jefferson, Sir Henry Irving, Arthur T. Hadley, John D. Long, David Starr Jordan, and many others of equal note.

CONTENTS

VOLUME II PAGE

EGGLESTON, GEORGE CARY Southern Literature 423

ELIOT, CHARLES WILLIAM Harvard and Yale 427

ELIOT, SAMUEL A. The Source of Song and Story 431

EMERSON, RALPH WALDO England, Mother of Nations 437 The Memory of Burns 439 War 442 The Wisdom of China 445

EVARTS, WILLIAM MAXWELL International Arbitration 448 The Republic and Its Outlook 452 The French Alliance 457 Tribute to Herbert Spencer 462 The Classics in Education 465 Liberty Enlightening the World 469

EWING, THOMAS C. Ohio and the Northwest 474

FARRAR, FREDERIC WILLIAM Poet and Painter 479

FELLOWS, JOHN R... Continue reading book >>




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