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There is no true eloquence, unless there is a man behind
the speech."-RALPH Waldo EMERSON.

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Monstrous Relations in Newspapers . Fisher Ames .

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Memorial Day

John D. Long
General Amnesty

Carl Schurz .

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The Enforcement of the Liquor Law Wendell Phillips . 94
The Sepulcher in the Garden Henry Ward Beecher 90
The Use and Abuse of Property ·

Theodore Roosevelt

103
The Impeachment of Mr. Hastings . Edmund Burke 106
The Impeachment of Mr. Hastings . Richard B. Sheridan 110
The New South (3 Extracts)

Henry W. Grady.

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Abraham Lincoln

Emilio Castelar 124
After-Dinner Speech

Sir H. Lytton Bulwer 127
Moral Force of Public Opinion Daniel Webster. 131
The Independent Spirit of the Puri-
tans

Henry Cabot Lodge 133
Copyright

Lord Macaulay. · 138
American Courage .

Sherman Hoar .

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The Central American Treaty

William H. Seward
A Monument to Shakspere

Victor Hugo

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The Spanish-American War · John P. Chidwick

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The Consolations of Literature Rufus Choate

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The Force Bill..

John C. Calhoun . 161
South Carolina and Massachusetts Daniel Webster · 164
At the Unveiling of the Gray Memorial James Russell Lowell 167
The Monroe Doctrine

Lewis Cass

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My Religion

Count Leo Tolstoi .

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War

Charles Sumner

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John Boyle O'Reilly

Elmer Hewitt Capen 182
The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson 186
Jewish Disabilities.

Lord Macaulay.. 189

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PAGE Justice for Dreyfus .

Emile Zola

193 Address to the Assembly of Noblesse Comte de Mirabeau 197 The Repeal of the Stamp Act · Jonathan Mayhew · 199 The Secret of Murder

Daniel Webster

202 The Old Grudge Against England Rufus Choate

204 At the Unveiling of the Statue of Rufus Choate.

Joseph H. Choate . 206 Funeral Oration by the Dead Body of Hamilton

Gouverneur Morris The Men and Deeds of the Revolution Edward Everett 214 Valedictory Address to The Senate . Henry Clay.

217 Ulysses S. Grant

Thomas W. Higginson 221 Address Before the New York Historical Society

Daniel Webster 226 The Leadership of Educated Men George Wm. Curtis . 228 The Better Part .

Booker T. Washington 232 Corn Laws.

Lord Macaulay 236 The Ideal Lawyer

· John W. Griggs 239 Napoleon the Little .

Victor Hugo

242 The Cumberland Road

Thomas Corwin 246 Russia the Antagonist of the United States.

Louis Kossuth

249 Edwin Booth .

Parke Godwin

255 International Arbitration

James Russell Lowell 259 The Truth of the Gospel .

Alexander McKenzie 262 After-Dinner Speech at Harvard Club of New York

Henry E. Howland . 266 Secret Executions

Victor Hugo

271 The Duties of Christianity

Louis Kossuth

275 The Necessity of Outside Agitation. Wendell Phillips .

· 279 Washington's Inauguration . Chauncey M. Depew . 282 Address at The Harvard Alumni Dinner.

Booker T. Washington 286 Bulgarian Horrors .

William E. Gladstone 289 Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln , 294

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By FISHER AMES.

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'T seems as if newspaper wares were made to suit a

market, as much as any other. The starers, and wonderers, and gapers, engross a very large share of the attention of all the sons of the type. Extraordinary events multiply upon us surprisingly. Gazettes, it is seriously to be feared, will not long allow room to anything that is not loathsome or shocking. A newspaper is pronounced to be very lean and destitute of matter, if it contains no accounts of murders, suicides, prodigies, or monstrous births.

Some of these tales excite horror, and others disgust; yet the fashion reigns, like a tyrant, to relish wonders, and almost to relish nothing else. Is this a reasonable taste? Is the History of Newgate the only one worth reading? Are oddities only to be hunted? Pray tell us, men of ink, if our presses are to diffuse information, and we, the poor ignorant people, cah get it in no other way than by newspapers, what knowledge are we to glean from the blundering lies, or the tiresome truths about thunder-storms, that, strange to tell! kill oxen, or burn barns; and cats, that bring two-headed kittens; and sows, that eat their own pigs? The crowing of a hen is supposed to forebode cuckledom; and the tickling of a little bug in the wall threatens yellow fever. It seems really as if our newspapers were busy to spread superstition. Omens, and dreams, and prodigies are recorded, as if they were worth minding. One would think our gazettes were intended for Roman readers, who were silly enough to make account of such things. Surely, extraordinary events have not the best title

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