Ingersoll on ABRAHAM LINCOLN, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, …


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Col. Ingersoll begins his popular lecture series on famous persons 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 herein includes: SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT BURNS, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLTAIRE, WALT WHITMAN; followed by inspiring speeches on THE GREAT INFIDELS, WHICH WAY? (science or superstition), and ABOUT THE HOLY BIBLE. Each lecture in Volume 3 (of the 12 volume set of the Dresden Edition) will be presented on Librivox as a separate audiobook in the series entitled Ingersoll on Famous People. ( Michele Fry) (1 hr 20 min)

Chapters

I. AN INHERITANCE OF EXTREMES 11:25 Read by Michele Fry
II. A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND 5:53 Read by John
III. SECESSION AND CIVIL WAR 6:34 Read by John
IV. LINCOLN'S PROPOSAL OF GRADUAL EMANCIPATION 3:31 Read by John
V. EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION 6:55 Read by John
VI. ENEMIES AT HOME AND ABROAD 3:24 Read by John
VII. SLAVERY 2:57 Read by John
VIII. LINCOLN’S WATCHFULNESS 4:42 Read by John
X. THE KEENEST SENSE OF HUMOR 6:36 Read by John
IX. LINCOLN THE PARDONER 4:43 Read by John
XI. GENERAL HOOKER 3:05 Read by KevinS
XII. LINCOLN THE STATESMAN 2:05 Read by KevinS
XIII. LEAD ACTOR IN A GREAT DRAMA 3:25 Read by KevinS
XIV. SUMMARY 15:00 Read by Michele Fry