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" CONVENTION :—I would be presumptuous, indeed, to present myself against the distinguished gentlemen to whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land,... "
The Review of Reviews - Page 174
edited by - 1896
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Parties, Problems and Leaders of 1896: An Impartial Presentation of Living ...

James Penny Boyd - 1896 - 615 pages
...but this is not a contest among persons. The humblest citizen in all tlie land when called to arms in a righteous cause is stronger than all the whole hosts...error that they can bring. I come to speak to you in defence of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty, the cause of humanity. *' When this debate is concluded...
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Democratic Campaign Book: Presidential Election of 1896

Democratic National Committee (U.S.) - 1896 - 383 pages
...whom you have listened if this was a mere measuring of abilities, but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty— the...
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The First Battle: A Story of the Campaign of 1896

William Jennings Bryan - 1896 - 629 pages
...whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty — the...
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Life and Patriotic Services of Hon. William J. Bryan: The Fearless and ...

Richard Lee Metcalfe - 1896 - 482 pages
...whom you have listened if this was a mere measuring of abilities ; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty — the...
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The Review of Reviews, Volume 14

William Thomas Stead - 1896
...this is not a ooutcst ainonp; persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, wlu'ii clad in the armour of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the whole hosts of error that they can bring. I come to epeak to you in defence of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty— the cause of humanity (loud applause)....
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The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to Ư the ..., Volume 2

David Josiah Brewer - 1899
...whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty — the...
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The Voter's Guide to the Campaign of 1900: Great Issues and National Leaders ...

Charles Morris, Edward Sylvester Ellis, Isaac Thorne Johnson - 1900 - 511 pages
...has become an historic achievement in American speech making as well as a literary curiosity : " Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention : I would...error that they can bring. I come to speak to you in defence of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty — the cause of humanity. ****** THE PARAMOUNT...
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Masterpieces of American Eloquence: Christian Herald Selection

1900 - 504 pages
...whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty — the...
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The Second Battle: Or, The New Declaration of Independence, 1776-1900; an ...

William Jennings Bryan - 1900 - 575 pages
...whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty—the...
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A Library of Universal Literature: In 4 Parts, Comprising Science ..., Volume 8

1900
...whom you have listened if this were a mere measuring of abilities; but this is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when...armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to speak to you in defence of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty—the...
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