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Ingersoll on THOMAS PAINE, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 1, Lecture 3

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In this insightful lecture, Robert G. Ingersoll discusses the life and legacy of Thomas Paine, one of the most influential figures of the American Revolution. Ingersoll highlights Paine's advocacy for freedom, reason, and democracy, and praises his groundbreaking works such as "Common Sense" and "The Rights of Man." The lecture explores Paine's contributions to the fight for independence and his lasting impact on American political thought.

Ingersoll's admiration for Paine is evident throughout the lecture, as he describes him as a man ahead of his time and a champion for the rights of the common person. He portrays Paine as a fearless truth-teller who was unafraid to challenge authority and advocate for radical change. Ingersoll's eloquent prose and passionate defense of Paine make this lecture a compelling tribute to a truly remarkable historical figure.

Overall, "Ingersoll on Thomas Paine" is a thought-provoking and engaging exploration of Paine's life and ideas. Ingersoll's admiration for Paine shines through in every word, making this lecture a must-read for anyone interested in American history, political philosophy, or the power of individuals to shape the course of history.

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Col. Ingersoll begins his lectures on famous people as follows: [i]"It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius. Take from our world what they have given, and all the niches would be empty, all the walls naked—meaning and connection would fall from words of poetry and fiction, music would go back to common air, and all the forms of subtle and enchanting Art would lose proportion and become the unmeaning waste and shattered spoil of thoughtless Chance."[/i] One of the most famous orators of his day, a contemporary and personal friend of Mark Twain and General Grant, Ingersoll's lectures on famous people herein includes: SHAKESPEARE,ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN;; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS, WHICH WAY? , and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE. Each lecture in Volume 3, and 2 lectures from Volume 1 , on HUMBOLDT and THOMAS PAINE, will be presented on as a separate audiobook in the series.

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