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The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)   By:

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The Right Hon. Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke. Bart., Member of Parliament Author of 'Greater Britain,' etc., London, England.

William Draper Lewis, PH. D., Dean of the Department of Law, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

William P. Trent, M.A., Professor of English and History, Colombia University, in the city of New York.

W. Stuart Symington, Jr., PH. D., Professor of the Romance Languages, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.

Alcee Fortier, Lit.D., Professor of the Romance Languages, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

William Vincent Byars, Journalist, St Louis, Mo.

Richard Gottheil, PH. D., Professor of Oriental Languages, Columbia University, in the city of New York.

Austin H. Merrill, A.M., Professor of Elocution, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Sheldon Jackson. D. D., LL. D., Bureau of Education, Washington, D. C.

A. Marshall Elliott, PH.D. LL. D., Professor of the Romance Languages, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

John W. Million, A.M., President of Hardin College, Mexico, Mo.

J. Raymond Brackett. PH. D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Comparative Literature, University Of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.

W. F. Peirce. M.A., LL. D., President Of Kenyox College, Gambier, Ohio.

S. Plantz, PH.D., D. D., President of Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.

George Tayloe Winston, LL.D., President of the University Of Texas, Austin, Texas.



Preface: Justice David J. Brewer

The Oratory Of Anglo Saxon Countries: Prof. Edward A. Allen

ABELARD, PIERRE 1079 1142 The Resurrection of Lazarus The Last Entry into Jerusalem The Divine Tragedy

ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS 1807 1886 The States and the Union

ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, JUNIOR 1835 The Battle of Gettysburg

ADAMS, JOHN 1735 1826 Inaugural Address The Boston Massacre

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY 1767 1848 Oration at Plymouth Lafayette The Jubilee of the Constitution

ADAMS, SAMUEL 1722 1803 American Independence

AELRED 1109 1166 A Farewell A Sermon after Absence On Manliness

AESCHINES 389 314 B. C. Against Crowning Demosthenes

AIKEN, FREDERICK A. 1810 1878 Defense of Mrs. Mary E, Surratt

ALBERT THE GREAT (ALBERTUS MAGNUS) 1205 1280 The Meaning of the Crucifixion The Blessed Dead

ALLEN, ETHAN A Call to Arms

AMES, FISHER 1758 1808 On the British Treaty

ANSELM, SAINT 1032 1109 The Sea of Life

ARNOLD, THOMAS 1795 1842 The Realities of Life and Death

ARTHUR, CHESTER ALAN 1830 1886 Inaugural Address

ATHANASIUS 298 373 The Divinity of Christ

AUGUSTINE, SAINT 354 430 The Lord's Prayer

BACON, FRANCIS 1561 1626 Speech against Dueling

BARBOUR, JAMES 1775 1842 Treaties as Supreme Laws

BARNAVE, ANTOINE PIERRE JOSEPH MARIE 1761 1793 Representative Democracy against Majority Absolutism Commercial Politics

BARROW, ISAAC 1630 1677 Slander

BASIL THE GREAT 329 379 On a Recreant Nan

BAXTER, RICHARD 1615 1691 Unwillingness to Improve

BAYARD. JAMES A. 1767 1815 The Federal Judiciary Commerce and Naval Power

BAYARD, THOMAS F. 1828 1898 A Plea for Conciliation in 1876

BEACONSFIELD, LORD 1804 1881 The Assassination of Lincoln Against Democracy for England The Meaning of "Conservatism"

BEDE, THE VENERABLE 672 735 The Meeting of Mercy and Justice A Sermon for Any Day The Torments of Hell

BEECHER. HENRY WARD 1813 1887 Raising the Flag over Fort Sumter Effect of the Death of Lincoln

BELHAVEN, LORD 1656 1708 A Plea for the National Life of Scotland

BELL, JOHN 1797 1869 Against Extremists, North and South Transcontinental Railroads

BENJAMIN, JUDAH P. 1811 1884 Farewell to the Union Slavery as Established by Law


Oratory is the masterful art. Poetry, painting, music, sculpture, architecture please, thrill, inspire; but oratory rules... Continue reading book >>

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