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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

Volume 7 -- Eminent Orators

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Author: Elbert Hubbard
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,761 / 261 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: CT
Series: Little Journeys
Downloads: 763
Added to site: 2007.12.08
mnybks.net#: 19306

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Mark Antony
Savonarola
Martin Luther
Edmund Burke
William Pitt
Jean Paul Marat
Robert Ingersoll
Patrick Henry
Starr King
Henry Ward Beecher
Wendell Phillips

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urprise, and before they knew it, they were being wrapped 'round by words so gracious, so fair, so convincing, so free from prejudice, so earnest and so charged with soul that they were taken captive, bound hand and foot.

Talmage, who knew his business, used to work this element of disappointment as an art. When the event was important and he wished to make a particularly good impression, he would begin in a very low, sing-song voice, and in a monotonous manner, dealing in trite nothings for five minutes or more. His angular form would seem to take on more angles and his homely face would grow more homely, if that were possible--disappointment would spread itself over the audience like a fog; people would settle back in their pews, sigh and determine to endure. And then suddenly the speaker would glide to the front, his great chest would fill, his immense mouth would open and there would leap forth a sentence like a thunderbolt.

Visitors at "The Temple," London, will recall how Joseph Parker wor

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