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Richard Brinsley Sheridan. . . . . . . . . ........ 496
The Arraignment of Warren Hastings . . . ...... 496
WilliamWilberforce... .......
Abolition of the Slave Trade . . . . . . v . . . . . . 501

The Peril from France . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . 503 RobertEmmet ..... '........ ........ . . 505 APatriot‘s Plea . . . .' . . . . . . . ....... . 506

BOOK V.
ORATORS OF THE VICTORIAN REIGN

GeorgeCanning.............,........5w
In Repose Yet in Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511
Sydney Smith . . . ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
The Opponents of Reform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514

Taxes the Price of Glory . . .......... . . . 516

Daniel O’Connell .... ...... ..........517 The Charms of Kildare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518 LordHenryBrougham.......... ..... ...521 The Industrial Peril of War in America . . . . . . . . 522 Viscount Palmerston .......... . . . ...... 524 Civil War in Ireland ..... . . . . . r . . . . . . 525 SirRobertPeel. .. ....... .. . . . . . . . . . . . 526 The Importance of Classical Education. . . . . . . . . 527

LOI‘d John Russell . . . ......... . . . . . . . . 529 The“ Rotten Boroughs” of England . . . ....... 53o Importance of Literary Studies . . . ......... 531 Richard L. Sheil ............ . ......... 5 3 3 Irish Aliens and English Victories ........... 534

The Horrors of Civil War . . . . . . ..... . A 535 Thomas Babington Macaulay ............ . . . 536 Superficial Knowledge ..... . . . ....... . 537 Richard Cobden . . . . . . . . .‘- ..... . . . . . . . . 540 The Gentry and the Protective System . . . . . . . . . 541 Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfleld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 543 The Dangers of Democracy . . . . . _ . . . . . . . 544 WilhameartGladstone.................547 Warfare and Colonization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5425

Home Rule for Ireland ....... . . . . . . . . . 5 5r

John Bright ................... . . . . 5 53 The Crushing Weight of Militarism . . . . . . . . . . 553 Charles S. Parnell .............. . . . . . . . 557_ Evictions and Emigration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558 Joseph Chamberlain. . . ....... 560

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BOOK VI. THE PULPIT ORATORS OF GREAT BRITAIN “on HughLatimer................ ....... 564 The Sermon of the Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565 JohnKnox. . . .................... . . 567 God’s Power Above that of Things . . . . . . . . . . 568 JohnWesley................. ...... .569 Irreligion Among College People. . . . . . . . . . . . 570 George Whitefield ........... . . . . . . . . . 572 A Warning Against Worldly \Vays ..... . . . . . 573 Innocent Diversions . . . . . . ....... 574 John Henry Newman. . . . . . . .. ....... . . . 575 The Evils of Money Getting. '. ....... . . . . 576 HenryEdward Manning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578 Rome the Eternal ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . 579 Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. . . . . . ....... . . . . '581 The Lesson of Palmerston’s Life. . . ......... 582 Charles H.Spurgeon. . . . . . . . . . . ......... 584 The Authorship of the Bible . . ..... . . . . . . 585 Joseph Parker ...... . ...... . . . . . . . . . . 587 Personality of God ............ . . . . . . 588 BOOK Vll. ORATORS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Count Honore de Mirabeau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 590 And yet you Deliberate . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . 591 The Privileged and the People . . . .......... 593 PierreVergniaud ......... ............595 An Appeal to the People . . . . . . ..... . . . . 596 The Despotism of the Jacobins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 597 George Jacques Danton . . . . . . . . ........ . . 598 LetFrancebe Free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 599 To Dare; Always t0 Dare . . . . . . . . . ...... . 600 Jean Paul Marat ..................... 602 A Defense from Impeachment . . . . . . . ..... . 603 Maximilien Isidore Robespierre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604 AFinalAppeal...................605 BOOK Vlll. NINETEENTH CENTURY ORATORS OF FRANCE VictorCousin ..... ..................6o7 Supremacy of the Art of Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . 608 Alphonse de Lamartine .......... . . . . . . . . 610 What is the French Revolution? ...... . . . . . . 611

Safety only in the Republic ........ . . . . . . 612 CONTENTS xvii

PAGE LouisAdolpheThiers...................613 The Wastefulness of the Imperial Finance . . . . . . . . 614

Victor Marie Hugo ...... . ...... . . . . . . . 616 Napoleon the Little ....... . . . . . . . . . . 617 Voltaire........... ....... .....618

Leon Gambetta. . . . . . . . . .. ............ 619 The Regeneration of France . . ............ 620

BOOK IX. ORATORS OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE

LOIliSKOBSllth......................622 The Haven ofthe Oppressed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623 GiuseppeMazzini.................... 625 The Martyrs of Cosenza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 626 CountCamillodiCavour ..'...............629 Rome the Capital'of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 630 PrinceOttovonBismarck................632 Loyalty to Prussia . . . . . . . . ....... . . . 633

Prussia and the New Constitution . . . . ....... 634 FrancescoCrispi........... ....... ....635 The Relations of the Pope to the State . . . . . . . . . 636 EmilioCastelar ..... Abraham Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... 638

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