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“There is no true eloquence, unless there is a man behind
Monstrous Relations in Newspapers . Fisher Ames .
John D. Long
Carl Schurz .
Henry W. Grady.
Emilio Castelar 124
Sir H. Lytton Bulwer 127
Henry Cabot Lodge 133
Lord Macaulay. · 138
Sherman Hoar .
William H. Seward
John C. Calhoun . 161
Count Leo Tolstoi .
Elmer Hewitt Capen 182
Ralph Waldo Emerson 186
Lord Macaulay.. 189
PAGE Justice for Dreyfus .
193 Address to the Assembly of Noblesse Comte de Mirabeau 197 The Repeal of the Stamp Act · Jonathan Mayhew · 199 The Secret of Murder
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 .
242 The Cumberland Road
Thomas Corwin 246 Russia the Antagonist of the United States.
249 Edwin Booth .
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
271 The Duties of Christianity
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
By FISHER AMES.
'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