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from the earliest period to the present time

edited by David J. Brewer (1837-1910)
Edward A. Allen (1843-1922), William Schuyler (1855-1914), associate editors
Saint Louis, F. P. Kaiser (1901)

VOLUME VII

LIVED

PAGE

c. 1859-

2683

LABORI, MAITRE FERNAND
The conspiracy against Dreyfus

1809-1865

2775

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM
The house divided against itself
Interrogating Douglas
On John Brown
The Gettysburg address
Second inaugural address
His speech before death

VOLUME X

LIVED

PAGE

1840-1902

3931

ZOLA, …MILE
His appeal for Dreyfus

TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME I


LIVED

PAGE

ix

PREFACE

JUSTICE DAVID J. BREWER

xiii

THE ORATORY OF ANGLO-SAXON COUNTRIES

PROF. EDWARD A. ALLEN

1079-1142

  19

ABÉLARD, PIERRE
The Resurrection of Lazarus
The Last Entry into Jerusalem
The Divine Tragedy

1807-1886

  25

ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS
The States and the Union

1835- ????

  31

ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, JUNIOR
The Battle of Gettysburg

1735-1826

  38

ADAMS, JOHN
Inaugural Address
The Boston Massacre

1767-1848

  64

ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
Oration at Plymouth
Lafayette
The Jubilee of the Constitution

1722-1803

  93

ADAMS, SAMUEL
American Independence

1109-1166

 110

ÆLFRED
A Farewell
A Sermon after Absence
On Manliness

389-314 B.C.

 114

ÆSCHINES
Against Crowning Demosthenes

1810-1878

 119

AIKEN, FREDERICK A.
Defense of Mrs. Mary E. Surratt

1205-1280

 147

ALBERT THE GREAT (ALBERTUS MAGNUS)
The Meaning of the Crucifixion
The Blessed Dead

Year? ????

 150

ALLEN, ETHAN
A Call to Arms

1758-1808

 155

AMES, FISHER
On the British Treaty

1032-1109

 168

ANSELM, SAINT
The Sea of Life

1795-1842

 172

ARNOLD, THOMAS
The Realities of Life and Death

1830-1886

 179

ARTHUR, CHESTER ALAN
Inaugural Address

298-373

 182

ATHANASIUS
The Divinity of Christ

354-430

 187

AUGUSTINE, SAINT
The Lord's Prayer

1561-1626

 197

BACON, FRANCIS
Speech against Dueling

1775-1842

 209

BARBOUR, JAMES
Treaties as Supreme Law

1761-1793

 218

BARNAVE, ANTOINE PIERRE JOSEPH MARIE
Representative Democracy against Majority Absolutism
Commercial Politics

1630-1647

 223

BARROW, ISAAC
Slander

329-379

 234

BASIL THE GREAT
On a Recreant Nun

1615-1691

 242

BAXTER, RICHARD
Unwillingness to Improve

1767-1815

 248

BAYARD, JAMES A.
The Federal Judiciary
Commerce and Naval Power

1828-1898

 264

BAYARD, THOMAS F.
A Plea for Conciliation in 1876

1804-1881

 293

BEACONSFIELD, LORD
The Assassination of Lincoln
Against Democracy for England
The Meaning of «Conservatism»

672-735

 339

BEDE, THE VENABLE
The Meeting of Mercy and Justice
A Sermon for Any Day
The Torments of Hell

1813-1887

 346

BEECHER, HENRY WARD
Raising the Flag over Fort Sumter
Effect of the Death of Lincoln

1656-1708

 370

BELHAVEN, LORD
A Plea for the National Life of Scotland

1797-1869

 383

BELL, JOHN
Against Extremists, North and South
Trans-Continental Railroads

1811-1884

 398

BENJAMIN, JUDAH P.
Farewell to the Union
Slavery as Established by Law

 

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VOLUME II


LIVED

PAGE

1782-1858

 409

BENTON, THOMAS H.
The Political Career of Andrew Jackson
Against the United States Bank
«There is East: there is India»

1091-1153

 431

ST. BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX
Preaching the Crusade
Advice to Young Men
Against Luxury in the Church
On the Canticles

1781-1856

 436

BERRIEN, JOHN M.
Conquest and Territorial Organization
Effect of the Mexican Conquest

1790-1868

 442

BERRYER, PIERRE ANTOINE
Censorship of the Press

1815- ????

 445

BINGHAM, JOHN A.
Against the Assassins of President Lincoln

1815-1898

 455

BISMARCK
A Plea for Imperial Armament

1810-1883

 470

BLACK, JEREMIAH S.
Corporations under Eminent Domain

1830-1893

 481

BLAINE, JAMES G.
Oration on Garfield

1818-1894

 504

BLAIR, AUSTIN
Military Government

1821-1875

 507

BLAIR, FRANCIS PRESTON
The Character and Work of Benton
The Deathbed of Benton
On the Fifteenth Amendment

1835-1899

 530

BLAND, RICHARD P.
The Parting of the Ways

1678-1751

 541

BOLINGBROKE, LORD
Misfortune and Exile
Patriotism

1831-1874

 552

BONAVENTURA, SAINT
The Life of Service

1627-1704

 555

BOSSUET, JACQUES BÉNIGNE
Funeral Oration over the Prince of Condé

1740-1821

 580

BOUDINOT, ELIAS
The Mission of America

1632-1704

 589

BOURDALOUE, LOUIS
The Passion of Christ

1818- ????

 603

BOUTWELL, GEORGE S.
President Johnson's «High Crimes and Misdemeanors»

1821-1875

 615

BRECKENRIDGE, JOHN C.
The Dred Scott Decision

1811-1889

 618

BRIGHT, JOHN
Will the United States Subjugate Canada?
Morality and Military Greatness

1835-1893

 644

BROOKS, PHILLIPS
Lincoln as a Typical American
Power over the Lives of Others

1819-1857

 654

BROOKS, PRESTON S.
The Assault on Sumner

1778-1868

 658

BROUGHAM, LORD
Against Pitt and War with America
Closing Argument for Queen Caroline

1801-1885

 674

BROWN, B. GRATZ
A Prophecy

1844-1878

 683

BROWN, HENRY ARMITT
One Century's Achievement
The Dangers of the Present
The Plea of the Future

1805-1877

 688

BROWNLOW, WILLIAM GANNAWAY
The Value of the American Union
Grape Shot and Hemp

1860- ????

 693

BRYAN, WILLIAM J.
The «Cross of Gold»

1794-1878

 702

BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN
The Greatness of Burns

1791-1868

 706

BUCHANAN, JAMES
Inaugural Address

1628-1688

 715

BUNYAN, JOHN
The Heavenly Footman

1770-1853

 728

BURGES, TRISTAM
The Supreme Court

1729-1797

 734

BURKE, EDMUND
Opening the Charge of Bribery against Hastings
Against Coercing America
Principle in Politics
Marie Antoinette

1820-1870

 819

BURLINGAME, ANSON
Massachusetts and the Sumner Assault

 

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VOLUME III


LIVED

PAGE

1802-1876

 825

BUSHNELL, HORACE
The Dignity of Human Nature

1818-1893

 830

BOWLER, BENJAMIN F.
Article Ten (Argument Impeaching Andrew Johnson)

1692-1752

 842

BUTLER, JOSEPH
The Government of the Tongue

100-44 B.C.

 846

CÆSAR, CAIUS JULIUS
On the Conspiracy of Catiline

1802-1864

 851

CAHILL, DANIEL W.
The Last Judgment

1820- ????

 855

CAIRD, JOHN
The Art of Eloquence

1782-1850

 864

CALHOUN, JOHN C.
Against the Force Bill
Denouncing Andrew Jackson
Replying to Henry Clay
Self Government and Civilization
Individual Liberty

1509-1564

 927

CALVIN, JOHN
The Necessity for Courage

1754-1830

 930

CAMBON, PIERRE JOSEPH
The Crisis of 1793

1788-1866

 935

CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER
Mind the Master Force

1770-1827

 940

CANNING, GEORGE
England in Repose
Christianity and Oppression
Hate in Politics

1795-1881

 950

CARLYLE, THOMAS
The Edinburgh Address
The Heroic in History

1753-1823

 966

CARNOT, LAZARE NICOLAS MARGUERITE
Against Imperialism in France

1824-1881

 973

CARPENTER, MATTHEW HALE
Replying to the Grand Duke Alexis
The Louisiana Returning Board
In Favour of Universal Suffrage

1776-1844

 981

CARSON, ALEXANDER
The Glories of Immortality

1852- ????

 985

CARSON, HAMPTON L.
American Liberty

1782-1866

 988

CASS, LEWIS
American Progress and Foreign Oppression

1832-1899

 997

CASTELAR, EMILIO
A Plea for Republican Institutions
In the Campo Santo of Pisa

95-46 B.C.

1006

CATO UTICENSIS
Against the Accomplices of Catiline

1810-1861

1011

CAVOUR, CARILLO BENSO, COUNT DI
Rome and Italy

1827-1896

1018

CHALLEMEL-LACOUR, PAUL WAND
Humboldt and the Teutonic Intellect

1780-1847

1023

CHALMERS, THOMAS
When Old Things Pass Away
War and Truth
The Use of Living

1836- ????

1026

CHAMBERLAIN, JOSEPH
Manhood Suffrage

1813-1879

1030

CHANDLER, ZACHARIAH
On Jefferson Davis

1780-1842

1032

CHANNING, WILLIAM ELLERY
The Man Above the State

1814-1880

1036

CHAPIN, EDWIN HUBBELL
The Sovereignty of Ideas
Peaceful Industry
The Source of Modern Progress
Scientia Liberatrix
Rectitude Higher Than Morality

1808-1873

1043

CHASE, SALMON P.
Thomas Jefferson and the Colonial View of Manhood Rights
Three Great Eras

1768-1848

1059

CHÂTEAUBRIAND, FRANÇOIS RENÉ, VISCOUNT DE
Has One Government the Right to Intervene in the Internal Affairs of Another?

1708-1778

1065

CHATHAM, WILLIAM, VISCOUNT PITT AND EARL OF
The Attempt to Subjugate America
The English Constitution
His Last Speech

1705-1787

1089

CHAUNCY, CHARLES
Good News from a Far Country

1694-1773

1095

CHESTERFIELD, PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF
Against Revenues from Drunkenness and Vice

1776-1857

1101

CHEVES, LANGDON
In Favor of a Stronger Navy

1602-1644

1106

CHILLINGWORTH, WILLIAM
False Pretenses

1832- ????

1109

CHOATE, JOSEPH HODGES
«Farragut»: An Address at the Unveiling of the Saint-Gaudens Statue

1799-1859

1119

CHOATE, RUFUS
Books and Civilization in America
The Necessity of Compromises in American Politics
Heroism of the Early Colonists

347-407

1137

CHRYSOSTOM, SAINT JOHN
The Blessing of Death
The Heroes of Faith
Avarice and Usury

1849-1895

1143

CHURCHILL, RANDOLPH HENRY SPENCER
The Age of Action
Gladstone's Egyptian Inconsistencies

106-43 B.C.

1156

CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS
The First Oration Against Catiline
Catiline's Departure
The Crucifixion of Gavius
Supernatural Justice
Cato and the Stoics
For the Poet Archias
The Fourth Philippic

1850- ????

1207

CLARK, CHAMP
The Courage of Leadership

1810- ????

1211

CLAY, CASSIUS M.
A Rhapsody
Aspirations for the Union
America as a Moral Force

1789-1866

1216

CLAY, CLEMENT C.
The Subtreasury Bill

 

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PAGE

1777-1852

1221

CLAY, HENRY
Dictators in American Politics
On the Expunging Resolutions
On the Seminole War
The Emancipation of South America
The American Systems and the Home Market
In Favor of a Paternal Policy of Internal Improvements
For «Free Trade and Seamen's Rights»
The Greek Revolution
The Noblest Public Virtue
Sixty Years of Sectionalism

1796-1856

1283

CLAYTON, JOHN M.
The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty and «Expansion»
Justice the Supreme Law of Nations

1814-1865

1283

CLEMENS, JEREMIAH
Cuba and «Manifest Destiny»

(?)-422 B.C.

1298

CLEON
Democracies and Subject Colonies

1837- ????

1301

CLEVELAND, GROVER
First Inaugural Address

1709-1828

1306

CLINTON, DE WITT
Federal Power and Local Rights
Against the Military Spirit

1815-1868

1317

COBB, HOWELL
«Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!»

1762-1835

1320

COBBETT, WILLIAM
The Man on the Tower

1804-1865

1325

COBDEN, RICHARD
Free Trade with All Nations
Small States and Great Achievements

1854- ????

1339

COCKRAN, WILLIAM BOURKE
Answering William J. Bryan

1552-1634

1347

COKE, SIR EDWARD
Prosecuting Sir Walter Raleigh

1820-1894

1355

COLERIDGE, JOHN DUKE
The Sacredness of Matrimony

1823-1885

1361

COLFAX, SCHUYLER
The Confiscation of Rebel Property

1829-1888

1365

CONKLING, ROSCOE
Nominating General Grant for a Third Term
The Stalwart Standpoint
Against Senator Sumner

1767-1830

1376

CONSTANT, BENJAMIN
Free Speech Necessary for Good Government

1838- ????

1381

COOK, JOSEPH
Ultimate America

1760-1821

1393

CORBIN, FRANCIS
Answering Patrick Henry

1794-1865

1404

CORWIN, THOMAS
Against Dismembering Mexico

1792-1867

1418

COUSIN, VICTOR
Eloquence and the Fine Arts
Liberty an Inalienable Right
The Foundations of Law
True Politics

1824-1889

1435

COX, SAMUEL SULLIVAN
Against the Iron-Clad Oath
The Sermon on the Mount
Stephen A. Douglas and His Place in History

1489-1556

1453

CRANMER, THOMAS
His Speech at the Stake
Against the Fear of Death
Forgiveness of Injuries

1772-1834

1461

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM HARRIS
The Issue and Control of Money under the Constitution

1819- ????

1466

CRISPI, FRANCESCO
At the Unveiling of Garibaldi's Statue

1787-1863

1472

CRITTENDEN, JOHN JORDAN
Henry Clay and the Nineteenth-Century Spirit
Against Warring on the Weak

1786-1836

1481

CROCKETT, DAVID
A Raccoon in a Bag

1599-1658

1484

CROMWELL, OLIVER
Debating Whether or Not to Become King of England

(?)-1660

1493

CULPEPER, SIR JOHN
Against Monopolies

1750-1817

1497

CURRAN, JOHN PHILPOT
In the Case of Justice Johnson — Civil Liberty and Arbitrary Arrests
For Peter Finnerty and Free Speech
The Diversions of a Marquis
Against Pensions
England and English Liberties — In the case of Rowan
The Liberties of the Indolent
His Farewell to the Irish Parliament
On Government by Attachment

1809-l874

1563

CURTIS, BENJAMIN ROBBINS
Presidential Criticisms of Congress

1824-1892

1569

CURTIS, GEORGE WILLIAM
His Sovereignty Under His Hat
Wendell Phillips as a History-Maker

1800-1879

1576

CUSHING, CALEB
The Primordial Rights of the Universal People
England and America in China
The Extermination of the Indians

200-258

1588

CYPRIAN
Unshackled Living

315-386

1594

CYRIL
The Infinite Artifices of Nature

1792-1864

1599

DALLAS, GEORGE M.
«The Pennsylvania Idea»

1007-1072

1605

DAMIANI, PETER
The Secret of True Greatness
New Testament History as Allegory

1842- ????

1608

DANIEL, JOHN W.
At the Dedication of the Washington Monument
Was Jefferson Davis a Traitor?

 

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VOLUME V


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PAGE

1759-1794

1623

DANTON, GEORGE JACQUES
«To Dare, to Dare Again; Always to Dare»
«Let France Be Free, Though My Name Were Accursed»
Against Imprisonment for Debt
Education, Free and Compulsory
Freedom of Worship
«Squeezing the Sponge»

1815-1886

1634

DAVIS, DAVID
On Appeal from the Caucus

1817-1865

1641

DAVIS, HENRY WINTER
Reasons for Refusing to Part Company with the South
Constitutional Difficulties of Reconstruction

1808-1889

1650

DAVIS, JEFFERSON
Announcing the Secession of Mississippi
Inaugural Address of 1861
Against Clay and Compromise

1846-1905

1666

DAVITT, MICHAEL
Ireland a Nation, Self-Chartered and Self-Ruled

1816- ????

1671

DAWES, HENRY LAURENS
The Tariff Commission of 1880

1807-1864

1676

DAYTON, WILLIAM L.
Arraigning President Polk
Issues Against Slavery Forced by the Mexican War

384-322 B.C.

1685

DEMOSTHENES
The Oration on the Crown
The Second Olynthiac
The Oration on the Peace
The Second Philippic

1834- ????

1769

DEPEW, CHAUNCEY M.
The Columbian Oration
Liberty Enlightening the World
The Military Spirit in America
England and America Since the Spanish War
Poetry and Politics in Britain

1799-1869

180?**

DERBY, THE EARL OF
The Emancipation of British Negroes

1598-1644

1805

DERING, SIR EDWARD
For the Encouragement of Learning
Religious Controversy in Parliament

1748-1828

1811

DESEZE, RAYMOND
Defending Louis XVI.

1760-1794

1815

DESMOULINS, CAMILLE
Live Free or Die

1602-1650

1818

D'EWES, SIR SIMON
The Antiquity of Cambridge

1794-1882

1822

DEWEY, ORVILLE
The Genius of Demosthenes
The Rust of Riches

1761-1816

1825

DEXTER, SAMUEL
The «Higher Law» of Self-Defense**

1830- ????

1832

DIAZ, PORFIRIO
Mexican Progress

1769-1853

1836

DICKERSON, MAHLON
The Alien and Sedition Acts of the Adams Administration

1800-1866

1844

DICKINSON, DANIEL S.
Rebuking Senator Clemens of Alabama

1732-1808

1849

DICKINSON, JOHN
The Declaration on Taking Up Arms

1840- ????

1856

DIDON, PÈRE
Christ and Higher Criticism

1612-1676

1861

DIGBY, GEORGE, LORD
«Grievances and Oppressions» Under Charles I.
The Army in Domestic Politics

1843- ????

1871

DILKE, SIR CHARLES WENTWORTH, BART .
America
Omphalism

1798-1879

1883

DIX, JOHN A.
Christianity and Politics

1805-1845

1885

DOD, ALBERT B.
The Value of Truth

1573-1631

1888

DONNE, JOHN
Man Immortal, Body and Soul

1815- ????

1891

DOOLITTLE, JAMES R.
The Attitude of the West in the Civil War
In Favor of Re-Union

1591-1652

1898

DORSET, THE EARL OF
In Favor of Slitting Prynne's Nose

1826-1892

1904

DOUCHERTY, DANIEL
«Hancock the Superb»

1817-1895

1906

DOUGLAS, FREDERICK
A Plea for Free Speech in Boston

1813-1861

1910

DOUGLAS, STEPHEN A.
Reply to Lincoln
«Expansion» and Co-operation with England
Kansas and «Squatter Sovereignty»
The John Brown Raid
The Issues of 1861

1777-1834

1932

DOW, LORENZO, JUNIOR
Improvement in America
Hope and Despair

1811-1892

1936

DRAKE, CHARLES D.
Against «Copperheads»

1851-1897

1940

DRUMMOND, HENRY
The Greatest Thing in the World
Preparation for Learning
A Talk on Books

1752-1817

1968

DWIGHT, TIMOTHY
The Pursuit of Excellence

1828- ????

1971

EDMUNDS, GEORGE F.
The Constitution and the Electoral Commission

1703-1758

1976

EDWARDS, JONATHAN
Eternity of Hell Torments
Wrath Upon the Wicked to the Uttermost
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

1592-1632

1985

ELIOT, SIR JOHN
On the Petition of Right

1745-1807

1993

ELLSWORTH, OLIVER
Union and Coercion

1803-1882

1999

EMERSON, RALPH WALDO
The Greatness of a Plain American
The American Scholar
Man the Reformer
Uses of Great Men

 

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VOLUME VI


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PAGE

1778-1803

2029

EMMET, ROBERT
His Protest Against Sentence as a Traitor

1750-1823

2037

ERSKINE, THOMAS LORD
Against Paine's
«Dominion Founded on Violence and Terror»
Homicidal Insanity
In Defense of Thomas Hardy
Free Speech and Fundamental Rights

1818- ????

2082

EVARTS, WILLIAM MAXWELL
The Weakest Spot of the American System

1794-1865

2091

EVERETT, EDWARD
The History of Liberty
The Moral Forces which Make American Progress
On Universal and Uncoerced Co-operation

1610-1643

2122

FALKLAND, LUCIUS, LORD
Ship-Money — Impeaching Lord Keeper Finch

1831- ????

2128

FARRAR, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Funeral Oration on General Grant

1651-1715

2136

FÉNELON, FRANÇOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE
Simplicity and Greatness
Nature as a Revelation

1805-1894

2147

FIELD, DAVID DUDLEY
In Re Milligan — Martial Law as Lawlessness
In the Case of McCardle — Necessity as an Excuse for
Tyranny
The Cost of «Blood and Iron»

1621-1682

2159

FINCH, SIR HENEAGE
Opening, the Prosecution for Regicide under Charles II.

1459(?)-1535

2164

FISHER, JOHN
The Jeopardy of Daily Life

1755-1826

2167

FLAXMAN, JOHN
Physical and Intellectual Beauty

1632-1710

2174

FLÉCHIER, ESPRIT
The Death of Turenne

1749-1806

2180

FOX, CHARLES JAMES
On the Character of the Duke of Bedford
On the East India Bill
Against Warren Hastings

1706-1790

2197

FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN
Disapproving and Accepting the Constitution
Dangers of a Salaried Bureaucracy

1817-1885

2203

FRELINGHUYSEN, FREDERICK THEODORE
In Favor of Universal Stage

1761-1849

2208

GALLATIN, ALBERT
Constitutional Liberty and Executive Despotism

1838-1882

2217

GAMBETTA, LEON
France After the German Conquest

1831-1881

2226

GARFIELD, JAMES ABRAM
Revolution and the Logic of Coercion
The Conflict of Ideas in America

1804-1879

2236

GARRISON, WILLIAM LLOYD
«Beginning a Revolution»
On the Death of John Brown
The Union and Slavery
Speech at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865

1755-l794

2244

GAUDET, MARGUERITE ÉLIE
Reply to Robespierre

1834- ????

2248

GIBBONS, JAMES CARDINAL
Address to the Parliament of Religions

1795-1864

2258

GIDDINGS, JOSHUA REED
Slavery and the Annexation of Cuba

1809-1898

2265

GLADSTONE, WILLIAM EWART
The Fundamental Error of English Colonel Aggrandizement
Home Rule and «Autonomy»
The Commercial Value of Artistic Excellence
Destiny and Individual Aspiration
The Use of Books
On Lord Beaconsfield

1863- ????

2294

GOTTHEIL, RICHARD
The Jews as a Race and as a Nation

1851-1889

2299

GRADY, HENRY W.
The New South and the Race Problem

1746-1820

2314

GRATTAN, HENRY
Against English Imperialism
Invective Against Corry
Unsurrendering Fidelity to Country

c.325-390

2336

GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS
Eulogy on Basil of Cæsarea

1603-1685

2340

GRIMSTONE, SIR HARBOTTLE
«Projecting Canker Worms and Caterpillars»

1787-1874

2344

GUIZOT, FRANÇOIS PIERRE GUILLAUME
Civilization and the Individual Man

1856- ????

2353

GUNSAULUS, FRANK W.
Healthy Heresies

1822- ????

2355

HALE, EDWARD EVERETT
Boston's Place in History

1757-1804

2360

HAMILTON, ALEXANDER
The Coercion of Delinquent States

1676-1741

2371

HAMILTON, ANDREW
In the Case of Zenger — For Free Speech in America

1594-1643

2385

HAMPDEN, JOHN
A Patriot's Duty Defined

1737-1793

2389

HANCOCK, JOHN
Moving the Adoption of the Constitution
The Boston Massacre

1795-1855

2402

HARE, JULIUS CHARLES
The Children of Light

1833- ????

2408

HARRISON, BENJAMIN
Inaugural Address

1606-1660

2430

HARRISON, THOMAS
His Speech on the Scaffold

1765-l825

2425

HARPER, ROBERT GOODLOE
Defending Judge Chase

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME VII


LIVED

PAGE

1822-1893

2433

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B.
Inaugural Address

1791-1839

2441

HAYNE, ROBERT YOUNG
On Foot's Resolution

1778-1830

2449

HAZLITT, WILLIAM
On Wit and Humor

1811-1881

2456

HECKER, FREDERICK KARL FRANZ
Liberty in the New Atlantis

1821-1894

2465

HELMHOLTZ, HERMANN LUDWIG FERDINAND VON
The Mystery of Creation

1736-1799

2473

HENRY, PATRICK
«Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death»
«We the People» or «We the States?»
«A Nation, — Not a Federation»
The Bill of Rights
Liberty or Empire?

1744-1803

2497

HERDER, JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON
The Meaning of Inspiration

c.1055-1134

2502

HILDEBERT, ARCHBISHOP OF TOURS
Rebecca at the Well

1823-1882

2507

HILL, BENJAMIN HARVEY
«A Little Personal History»

1826- ????

2516

HOAR, GEORGE FRISBIE
The Great Men of Massachusetts

c.1594-1647

2524

HOLBORNE, SIR ROBERT
In Defense of John Hampden

1793-1863

2529

HOUSTON, SAMUEL
On His Defeat as a Union Candidate
His Defense at the Bar of the House

1823-1896

2539

HUGHES, THOMAS
The Highest Manhood

1802-1885

2545

HUGO, VICTOR
Oration on Honoré de Balzac
The Liberty Tree in Paris
On the Centennial of Voltaire's Death
Moral Force in World Politics

1825-1895

2556

HUXLEY, THOMAS HENRY
The Threefold Unity of Life

1608-1674

2562

HYDE, EDWARD, EARL OF CLARENDON
«Discretion» as Despotism
In John Hampden's Case

2567

INDIAN ORATORS
TECUMSEH — Address to General Proctor
LOGAN — Speech on the Murder of His Family
OLD TASSEL — His Plea for His Home
WEATHERFORD — Speech to General Jackson
RED JACKET — Missionary Effort

1833- ????

2574

INGALLS, JOHN J.
The Undiscovered Country

1833-1899

2577

INGERSOLL, ROBERT G.
Blaine, the Plumed Knight
Oration at His Brother's Grave
A Picture of War
The Grave of Napoleon
The Imagination
Life

436-338 B.C.

2589

ISOCRATES
{Areopagiticus} — «A Few Wise Lairs Wisely Administered»

1767-1845

2596

JACKSON, ANDREW
Second Inaugural Address — State Rights and Federal Sovereignty

1745-1829

2601

JAY, JOHN
Protest against Colonial Government

1743-1826

2611

JEFFERSON, THOMAS
«Jeffersonian Democracy» Defined

1663-1738

2617

JEKYLL, SIR JOSEPH
Resistance to Unlawful Authority

1808-1875

2626

JOHNSON, ANDREW
Inaugural Address
The St. Louis Speech for which He Was Impeached At Cleveland in 1866

1755-1827

2642

KING, RUFUS
For Federal Government by the People

1819-l875

2645

KINGSLEY, CHARLES
Human Soot

1830- ????

2652

KNOTT, J. PROCTOR
The Glories of Duluth

1505-l572

2665

KNOX, JOHN
Against Tyrants

1802-1894

2672

KOSSUTH, LOUIS
Local Self-Government

c.1859- ????

2683

LABORI, MAITRE FERNAND
The Conspiracy against Dreyfus

1802-1861

2692

LACORDAIRE, JEAN BAPTISTE HENRI
The Sacred Cause of the Human Race
Rationalism and Miracles

1790-1869

2702

LAMARTINE, ALPHONSE MARIE LOUIS
The Revolution of 1848

1754-1829

2710

LANSING, JOHN
Answering Alexander Hamilton

1793-1859

2716

LARDNER, DIONYSIUS
The Plurality of Worlds

c.1490-1555

2720

LATIMER, HUGH
Duties and Respect of Judges
The Sermon of the Plover
On the Pickings of Officeholders

1841- ????

2731

LAURIER, SIR WILFRID
The Character and Work of Gladstone
Canada, England, and the United States in 1899

1756-1818

2744

LEE, HENRY
Funeral Oration for Washington

1732-1794

2752

LEE, RICHARD HENRY
Address to the People of England

1611-1684

2761

LEIGHTON, ROBERT
Immortality

1591-1662

2767

LENTHALL, WILLIAM
Opening the Long Parliament under Charles I.

1617-1679

2771

LEWIS, DAVID, BISHOP OF LLANDAFF
His Speech on the Scaffold

1809-1865

2775

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM
The House Divided against Itself
Interrogating Douglas
On John Brown
The Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address
His Speech before Death

1746-1813

2801

LIVINGSTON, ROBERT R.
Wealth and Poverty, Aristocracy and Republicanism

1819-1891

2808

LOWELL, JAMES RUSSELL
The Poetical and the Practical in America
Pope and His Times

1834- ????

2819

LUBBOCK, SIR JOHN
The Hundred Best Books

1483-1546

2828

LUTHER, MARTIN
Address to the Diet at Worms
«The Pith of Paul's Chief Doctrine»

1772-1863

2842

LYNDHURST, LORD
Russia and the Crimean War

 

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LIVED

PAGE

c.459-c.380 B.C.

2851

LYSIAS
Against Eratosthenes for Murder

1803-1873

2869

LYTTON, EDWARD GEORGE EARLE LYTTON BULWER, BARON
Demosthenes and the Nobility of the Classics

1800-1859

2875

MACAULAY, THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY, BARON
The Literature of England Popular Education
A Tribute to the Jews
Consent or Force in Government

1815-1891

2890

MACDONALD, SIR JOHN ALEXANDER
On the Treaty of Washington
Prerogative and Public Right

1843- ????

2899

MCKINLEY, WILLIAM
American Patriotism
At the Dedication of the Grant Monument

1765-1832

2908

MACKINTOSH, SIR JAMES
Canada and the Autonomy of British Colonies
Peltier and the French Revolution

1751-1836

2925

MADISON, JAMES
State Sovereignty and Federal Supremacy

1808-1892

2934

MANNING, HENRY EDWARD, CARDINAL
«Rome the Eternal»

1705-1793

2942

MANSFIELD, WILLIAM MURRAY, EARL OF
In the Case of John Wilkes
In the Case of the Dean of St. Asaph
A Reply to the Earl of Chatham

1755-1835

2949

MARSHALL, JOHN
Opposing Patrick Henry

1800-1864

2964

MARSHALL, THOMAS F.
National Power and the American Peace Policy

1744-1826

2970

MARTIN, LUTHER
Is the Government Federal or National?

1725-1792

2976

MASON, GEORGE
«The Natural Propensity of Rulers to Oppress»

1663-1742

2980

MASSILLON, JEAN BAPTISTE
The Curse of a Malignant Tongue

1663-1728

2986

MATHER, COTTON
At the Sound of the Trumpet

1805-1872

2992

MAZZINI, GIUSEPPE
To the Young Men of Italy

1823-1867

2999

MEAGHER, THOMAS FRANCIS
«The Withering Influence of Provincial Subjection»

1497-1560

3007

MELANCHTHON, PHILIP
The Safety of the Virtuous

1802-1856

3013

MILLER, HUGH
The Pledge Science Gives to Hope

1608-1674

3017

MILTON, JOHN
A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing

1749-1791

3022

MIRABEAU, GABRIEL HONORÉ RIQUETTI, COMTE DE
On Necker's Project — «And Yet You Deliberate»
Defying the French Aristocracy
Against the Establishment of Religion
Announcing the Death of Franklin
«Reason Immutable and Sovereign»
Justifying Revolution
His Defense of Himself

1758-1831

3041

MONROE, JAMES
«Federa1 Experiment in History»

1810-1870

3046

MONTALEMBERT, CHARLES FORBES, COMTE DE
For Freedom of Education
Devotion to Freedom
«Deo et Cæsari Fidelis»

1776-1854

3052

MONTGOMERY, JAMES
Modern English Literature

1837- ????

3057

MOODY, DWIGHT L.
On Daniel and the Value of Character

1478-1535

3062

MORE, SIR THOMAS
His Speech when on Trial for Life

1838- ????

3068

MORLEY, JOHN
The Golden Art of Truth-Telling

1752-l8l6

3075

MORRIS, GOUVERNEUR
Oration at the Funeral of Alexander Hamilton

1823-1877

3079

MORTON, OLIVER P.
Reasons for Negro Suffrage

1823- ????

3086

MÜLLER, MAX
The Impassable Barrier between Brutes and Man

1801-1890

3093

NEWMAN, JOHN HENRY, CARDINAL
Property as a Disadvantage

1775-1847

3098

OíCONNELL, DANIEL
Ireland Worth Dying For
Demanding Justice

1765-1848

3111

OTIS, HARRISON GRAY
Hamilton's Influence on American Institutions

1725-1783

3125

OTIS, JAMES
For Individual Sovereignty and against «Writs of Assistance»

1784-1865

3131

PALMERSTON, HENRY JOHN TEMPLE, VISCOUNT
On the Death of Cobden
Against War on Ireland

1810-1860

3136

PARKER, THEODORE
Daniel Webster after the Compromise of 1850

1846-1891

3143

PARNELL, CHARLES STEWART
His First Speech in America
Against Nonresident Landlords

1788-1850

3148

PEEL, SIR ROBERT
On the Repeal of the Corn Laws
A Plea for Higher Education

1721-1803

3156

PENDLETON, EDMUND
Liberty and Government in America

1644-1718

3162

PENN, WILLIAM
The Golden Rule against Tyranny

c.495-429 B.C.

3168

PERICLES
On the Causes of Athenian Greatness

c.1787-1859

3176

PHILLIPS, CHARLES
The Dinas Island Speech on Washington

1811-1884

3181

PHILLIPS, WENDELL
John Brown and the Spirit of Fifty-Nine

1764-1822

3195

PINKNEY, WILLIAM
On the First Issues of Civil War

1759-1806

3201

PITT, WILLIAM
Against French Republicanism
Englandís Share in the Slave Trade

1765-1854

3213

PLUNKETT, WILLIAM CONYNGHAM PLUNKETT, BARON
Prosecuting Robert Emmet

1809-1849

3221

POE, EDGAR ALLAN
The Love of the Beautiful in Speech

1835- ????

3225

POTTER, HENRY CODMAN
Washington and American Aristocracy

1808-1850

3233

PRENTISS, SEARGEANT SMITH
On New England's «Forefathers' Day»

1684-1764

3244

PULTENEY, WILLIAM
Against Standing Armies

1584-1643

3251

PYM, JOHN
Grievances against Charles I.
Law as the Safeguard of Liberty

 

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LIVED

PAGE

3263

THE ORATOR'S TRAINING IN AMERICA

WILLIAM SCHUYLER, A.M.

1744-1775

3268

QUINCY, JOSIAH
Lenity of the Law to Human Infirmity

1772-1864

3272

QUINCY, JOSIAH, JUNIOR
At the Second Centennial of Boston
Against the Conquest of Canada

1552-1618

3279

RALEIGH, SIR WALTER
His Speech on the Scaffold

1753-1813

3284

RANDOLPH, EDMUND
Defending Aaron Burr

1773-1833

3291

RANDOLPH, JOHN
«Blifil and Black George — Puritan and Blackleg»
Against Protective Tariffs

1839- ????

3307

REED, THOMAS B.
The Immortality of Good Deeds

1723-1792

3313

REYNOLDS, SIR JOSHUA
Genius and Imitation

1816-1853

3319

ROBERTSON, FREDERICK W.
The Highest Form of Expression

1758-1794

3325

ROBESPIERRE
Against Capital Punishment
«If God Did Not Exist, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him»
His Defense of Terrorism
Moral Ideas and Republican Principles
Demanding the King's Death
At the Festival of the Supreme Being
His Last Words

1763-l845

3345

ROYER-COLLARD, PIERRE PAUL
«Sacrilege» in Law
Against Press Censorship

1622-1685

3350

RUMBOLD, RICHARD
Against Booted and Spurred Privilege

1819-1900

3354

RUSKIN, JOHN
Iscariot in Modern England

1792-1878

3359

RUSSELL, LORD JOHN
Science and Literature as Modes of Progress

1739-1800

3368

RUTLEDGE, JOHN
A Speech in Time of Revolution

1677-1730

3371

SAURIN, JACQUES
The Effect of Passion

1772-1829

3377

SCHLEGEL, KARL WILHELM FRIEDRICH VON
The Philosophy of History

1829- ????

3383

SCHURZ, CARL
Public Offices as Priorate Perquisites

4 B.C.-65 A.D.

3389

SENECA
His Address to Nero

1801-1872

3392

SEWARD, WILLIAM H.
The Irrepressible Conflict
Reconciliation in 1865

1791-1851

3413

SHEIL, RICHARD LALOR
Ireland's Part in English Achievement
In Defense of Irish Catholics

1751-1816

3421

SHERIDAN, RICHARD BRINSLEY
Closing Speech against Hastings — The Hoard of the Begums of Oude
On the French Revolution
Patriotism and Perquisites
The Example of Kings

1823- ????

3442

SHERMAN, JOHN
The General Financial Policy of the Government

1622-1683

3454

SIDNEY, ALGERNON
His Speech on the Scaffold — «Governments for the People, and Not the People for Governments»

1797-1874

3459

SMITH, GERRIT
Liberty Destroyed by National Pride

1823- ????

3464

SMITH, GOLDWYN
The Lamps of Fiction
The Origin and Causes of Progress
The Secret beyond Science

1771-l845

3479

SMITH, SYDNEY
Mrs. Partington in Politics
The Results of Oppression
Reform and Stomach Troubles
«Wounds, Shrieks, and Tears» in Government

c.470-399 B.C.

3492

SOCRATES
Address to His Judges after They Had Condemned Him

1834-1892

3500

SPURGEON, CHARLES HADDON
Everlasting Oxydization

1815-1881

3506

STANLEY, ARTHUR PENRHYN
Palmerston and the Duty of England

1812-1883

3512

STEPHENS, ALEXANDER H.
The South and the Public Domain
On the Confederate Constitution

1793-1868

3521

STEVENS, THADDEUS
Against Webster and Northern Compromisers
The Issue against Andrew Johnson

1779-1845

3531

STORY, JOSEPH
Intellectual Achievement in America

1593-1641

3539

STRAFFORD, THE EARL OF
His Defense when Impeached for Treason

1811-1874

3547

SUMNER, CHARLES
The True Grandeur of Nations
Denouncing Douglas and Butler

1795-1854

3565

TALFOURD, SIR THOMAS NOON
The Queen against Moxon — Shelley as a Blasphemer

1832- ????

3584

TALMAGE, T. DE WITT
On Admiral Dewey and the Navy

1613-1667

3590

TAYLOR, JEREMY
The Foolish Exchange

c.150-c.230

3597

TERTULLIAN
The Beauty of Patience

1811-1863

3602

THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE
The Reality of the Novelist's Creation
Authors and Their Patrons
The Novelist's Future Labors

1797-1877

3609

THIERS, LOUIS ADOLPHE
Mexico and Louis Napoleon's Policy

1813-1895

3621

THURMAN, ALLEN G.
The Tilden-Hayes Election
Vested Rights and the Obligations of Contracts

1736-1812

3632

TOOKE, JOHN HORNE
On the «Murders at Lexington and Concord»

1810-1885

3639

TOOMBS, ROBERT
Territorial Acquisition and Civil War
«Let Us Depart in Peace»

1813-1896

3654

TRUMBULL, LYMAN
Announcing the Death of Douglas

c.1484-1536

3660

TYNDALE, WILLIAM
The Use and Abuse of Images and Relics

1820-1893

3664

TYNDALL, JOHN
The Origin of Life
Democracy and Higher Intellect

 

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LIVED

PAGE

1820-1871

3673

VALLANDIGHAM, CLEMENT L.
Centralization and the Revolutionary Power of Federal patronage

1612-1662

3683

VANE, SIR HENRY
Against Richard Cromwell
A Speech for Duty in Contempt of Death

1753-1793

3689

VERCNIAUD, PIERRE VICTURNIEN
«To the Camp»
Reply to Robespierre

1827-1897

3697

VOORHEES, DANIEL W.
Speech in the Tilden Convention
An Opposition Argument in 1862

1605-1687

3709

WAILER, EDMUND
«The Tyrant's Plea, Necessity»

1676-1745; 1717-1797

3716

WALPOLE, SIR ROBERT AND HORACE
Debate with Pitt in 1741
Sir Robert Walpole on Patriots

1741-1775

3726

WARREN, JOSEPH
Constitutional Liberty and Arbitrary Power

1732-1799

3736

WASHINGTON, GEORGE
First Inaugural Address
Farewell Address

1782-1852

3756

WEBSTER, DANIEL
The Reply to Hayne
Laying the Corner-Stone of Bunker Hill Monument
At Plymouth in 1820
Adams and Jefferson
Progress of the Mechanic Arts
Dartmouth College versus Woodward — On the Obligation of Contracts
Exordium in the Knapp Murder Case
Supporting the Compromise of 1850

1703-1791

3873

WESLEY, JOHN
The Poverty of Reason
«Sacra Fames Auri»
On Dressing for Display

1714-1770

3884

WHITEFIELD, GEORGE
The Kingdom of God

1759-1833

3891

WILBERFORCE, WILLIAM
Horrors of the British Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century

1727-1797

3900

WILKES, JOHN
A Warning and a Prophecy

1772-1834

3905

WIRT, WILLIAM
Death of Jefferson and Adams
Burr and Blennerhasset
Genius as the Capacity for Work

1722-1794

3912

WITHERSPOON, JOHN
Public Credit under the Confederation

c.1324-1384

3918

WYCKLIFFE, JOHN
A Rule for Decent Living
Good Lore for Simple Folk
Mercy to Damned Men in Hell
Concerning a Grain of Corn

1687-1740

3925

WYNDHAM, SIR WILLIAM
Attack on Sir Robert Walpole
Royal Prerogative Delegated from the People

1840- ????

3931

ZOLA, ÉMILE
His Appeal for Dreyfus

3939

NOTED SAYINGS AND CELEBRATED PASSAGES

3967

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

3969

PREFACE TO THE INDEXES

3971

GENERAL INDEX OF ORATORS

3979

INDEX OF SUBJECTS OF ORATIONS

3993

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF ORATORS AND SUBJECTS

4007

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF PERIODS AND EVENTS

4013

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF LAW, GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS

4016

CHRONOLOCICAL INDEX OF RELIGION, MORALS AND PHILOSOPHY

4018

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX OF LITERATURE

4021

GENERAL INDEX

Prepared with assistance from Nina Jung

Last Updated on 2000-jun-12
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