Ingersoll on WALT WHITMAN, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lec…

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Col. Ingersoll begins his lectures on famous people as follows: "It is hard to overstate the debt we owe to the men and women of genius. Take from our world what they have given, and all the niches would be empty, all the walls naked—meaning and connection would fall from words of poetry and fiction, music would go back to common air, and all the forms of subtle and enchanting Art would lose proportion and become the unmeaning waste and shattered spoil of thoughtless Chance." One of the most famous orators of his day, a contemporary and personal friend of Mark Twain and General Grant, Ingersoll's lectures on famous people in this series include: SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN, HUMBOLDT AND THOMAS PAINE; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS; WHICH WAY? (science or superstition); and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE.
Each lecture in Volume 3, plus 2 lectures from Volume 1 (of the 12 volume Dresden Edition), will be presented on Librivox as a separate audiobook in the series called Ingersoll Lectures, Famous People. (~ Michele Fry) (1 hr 27 min)


I. Let Us Put Wreaths on the Brows of the Living 6:28 Read by Michele Fry
II. The Religion of the Body 8:12 Read by KevinS
III. The Creative Spirit 6:46 Read by Tommy Hersant
IV. Democracy 4:45 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
V. Individuality 4:01 Read by realisticspeakers
VI. Humanity 3:36 Read by realisticspeakers
VII. The Poet (as Painter and Sculptor) 8:04 Read by Tommy Hersant
VIII. What is Poetry 11:19 Read by Michele Fry
IX. Religion 4:05 Read by Brian Levine
X. Philosophy 7:25 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
XI. The Two Poems 10:38 Read by Tommy Hersant
XII. Old Age 11:50 Read by William Allan Jones