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Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z   By: (1839-1902)

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MODERN ELOQUENCE

LIBRARY OF

AFTER DINNER SPEECHES, LECTURES

OCCASIONAL ADDRESSES

[Illustration: PRISCILLA AND JOHN ALDEN

Photogravure after a painting by Lasalett J. Potts

An admirable conception of the old story of an early Puritan courtship famous in song and story, and made use of by many New England orators.]

MODERN

ELOQUENCE

EDITOR

THOMAS B REED

JUSTIN McCARTHY · ROSSITER JOHNSON

ALBERT ELLERY BERGH

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

VOLUME III

After Dinner

Speeches

P Z

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, LORENZO SEARS, CHAMP CLARK, HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE, JONATHAN P. DOLLIVER, 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 III

PAGE PAGE, THOMAS NELSON The Torch of Civilization 861

PALMER, GEORGE M. The Lawyer in Politics 872

PALMERSTON, LORD (HENRY JOHN TEMPLE) Illusions Created by Art 876

PAXTON, JOHN R. A Scotch Irishman's Views of the Puritan 880

PHELPS, EDWARD JOHN Farewell Address 887

PINERO, ARTHUR WING The Drama 892

PORTER, HORACE Men of Many Inventions 897 How to Avoid the Subject 904 A Trip Abroad with Depew 908 Woman 913 Friendliness of the French 919 The Citizen Soldier 924 The Many Sided Puritan 928 Abraham Lincoln 931 Sires and Sons 935 The Assimilated Dutchman 939 Tribute to General Grant 944

PORTER, NOAH Teachings of Science and Religion 950

POTTER, HENRY CODMAN The Church 955

PRYOR, ROGER ATKINSON Virginia's Part in American History 959

QUINCY, JOSIAH Welcome to Dickens 964

RAYMOND, ANDREW V. V. The Dutch as Enemies 970

READ, OPIE P. Modern Fiction 976

REID, WHITELAW The Press Right or Wrong 979 Gladstone, England's Greatest Leader 981

ROBBINS, W. L. The Pulpit and the Bar 985

ROCHE, JAMES JEFFREY The Press 988

ROOSA, D. B. ST. JOHN The Salt of the Earth 992

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE The Hollander as an American 998 True Americanism and Expansion 1002

ROSEBERY, LORD (ARCHIBALD PHILIP PRIMROSE) Portrait and Landscape Painting 1008

SALA, GEORGE AUGUSTUS Friend and Foe 1014

SALISBURY, LORD (ROBERT ARTHUR TALBOT GASCOYNE CECIL) Kitchener in Africa 1018

SAMPSON, WILLIAM THOMAS Victory in Superior Numbers 1023

SCHENCK, NOAH HUNT Truth and Trade 1026

SCHLEY, WINFIELD SCOTT The Navy in Peace and in War 1031

SCHLIEMANN, HEINRICH The Beginnings of Art 1034

SCHURZ, CARL The Old World and the New 1036

SEWARD, WILLIAM H... Continue reading book >>




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